Hypnopompa | Omnipollo

HypnopompaHypnopompa
BA SCORE
82.7%
Liked This Beer
3.98 w/ 139 ratings
HypnopompaHypnopompa
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Omnipollo
Sweden
omnipollo.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by wordemupg on 10-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,684
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
139
Liked:
115
Avg:
3.98/5
pDev:
10.05%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
29
Trade:
2
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Photo of BenBreeg
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bruno74200
4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This might be the best bottle ever. Look at that. Anyway, it's quite enjoyable drinking it too. After pouring a pitch black motor oil, it smells of vanilla, coffee, chocolate. The taste gets better and better as it warms up. Cacao powder, vanilla. Big complexity. Earthy hops.
Very nice. A classic Omnipollo even if it's not their best offering

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Photo of Magnus_Sweden
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.49/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RyanK252
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Spokeasy Public House

A: Pours dark dark brown nearly black with a frothy dark khaki head that settles to a thin layer, but leaves some nice lacing.

S: Roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, marshmallow, dark sugar, molasses, toffee, and some earthy notes.

T: Roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, earthy tones, dark sugar, molasses, toffee, and a little marshmallow.

M: Full body, moderate carbonation, slightly creamy feel as it goes down.

O: Another cool stout from the mad scientists at Omnipollo. I wish the marshmallow stood out a little more, but it's still a fine stout.

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Photo of Nicolaiw
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black with small tan head.
Aroma has coffee, cocoa, vanilla, chocolate cake, burnt caramel.
Taste is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, cake, fudge, thick mouth feel.

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Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tan head with lots of lace. Black in color.

Typical omnipollo sweetness. Another dessert beer. Fudgy and Hershey's syrup. Marshmallow and vanilla show. Coffee brings some roast to the beer. Fairly rich. Some caramel and toffee.

Full bodied. Sweet and creamy.

A nice treat. One glass is enough.

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Photo of Dzu
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffo
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this one at De Molen in Bodegraven

From a bottle into a snifter
Brewed at De Molen
Imperial stout brewed with marshmallows and Tahitian vanilla beans

APPEARANCE: Pours out thick black and yields a 1+ finger, medium looking, creamy, dark tan head with very good retention. Slowly fades to a full wisp cap. Pitch black body with no real carbonation evident. Splotchy wisp and a ring remain but leave no lacing on the glass.

SMELL: Very roasted nose with some burnt malts, burnt coffee, vanilla aromas and sweet cream. Some toffee in there as well.

TASTE: Roasted barley, vanilla cream and toffee up front. Roasted flavors at the swallow with a bolder and lingering finish of sweet vanilla cream, espresso coffee flavors, roasted notes, bitterness and some alcohol as well.

PALATE: Medium body and lower levels of carbonation. Silky on the palate, goes down fine with a bit of a scratch and finishes sticky. A bit of heat lingers.

OVERALL: This is fine but not quite as bold and rich as hoped. To be sure, the imperial stout itself has lots of roasted character and is plenty “stout,” while the vanilla definitely plays a role, but the biggest novelty here, the marshmallow, doesn’t really come out as the star of the show. A quality drink that was fun to try, but not something I’d be too keen on revisiting.

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Photo of amano_h
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark chocolate, caramel, and coffee can immediately be picked up by the nose on the get-go. Further inspection reveals fresh vanilla beans, some sort of bark or cinnamon, and something spicy, reminscent of ancho chilis. This almost smells like a drier version of Prairie's Bomb!

Pungent vanilla, molten Kraft Jet-Puffed marshmallows, and cacao nibs grace the lips upon the first sip. A more substantial wave of sweetness in the form of caramel, dark fruits, and brownies soon ensue, before being washed away by a smoky bitter sensation, like a really thick cup of espresso. Slight hints of pear and lighter berries surface with the passage of time; the cinnamon / pumpernickel seems to intensify with time as well.

Medium to full-bodied, minimal carbonation. I can feel some heat developing from inside of my stomach, which makes sense given the 11% ABV.

"Death by vanilla" is the main impression I get with this brew, with the marshmallows merely serving as ineffective speed bumps toward the slow yet inevitable death. I've never tried Tahitian vanilla beans before so I can't testify to their pungency, but if they're anything like what I'm tasting in this beer, I'm assuming it's some powerful stuff.

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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Borefts, see you next year.

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Photo of samEBC
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tylerstravis
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Waggman
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lochef81
3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tertullian007
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeMans
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kojevergas
3.05/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

BOTTLE: 33cl. Brown glass.

11% ABV. "Imperial Stout Brewed With Marshmallows & Tahitian Vanilla Beans." Brewed at De Molen.

HEAD: None whatsoever. No lacing.

BODY: Opaque solid black. No yeast is visible within.

AROMA: Authentic (read: unartificial) vanilla bean. Chocolate malt. I detect no marshmallow. Certainly on the sweeter side.

Aromatic intensity is average for the style.

TASTE: Vanilla bean is the only truly expressive flavour in the build. Chocolate malt, dark malts. Definitely sweet, though marshmallow isn't noticeable in my opinion.

Simplistic for an imperial stout, but enjoyable - if a bit too sweet.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, and of adequate heft and weight on the palate.

OVERALL: More commitment to its advertised flavours would be nice. It's nice as-is, albeit a forgettable expression of the style compared to leading international imperial stouts. Glad I got to try it, but it leaves a lot to be desired (especially at this price).

Low C+ (3.05) / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of imperialking
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
3.43/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jason_nwx
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kontraband
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Faroveryonder
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Hypnopompa from Omnipollo
Beer rating: 82.7% out of 100 with 139 ratings
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