Agamemnon - Bourbon Barrel-Aged

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Stout - American Imperial
4.32 | pDev: 8.56%
Feb 09, 2020
Apr 09, 2015
Agamemnon - Bourbon Barrel-AgedAgamemnon - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Notes: Invited to brew in the US I wanted to use local ingredients. Agamemnon is an Imperial Stout brewed with maple syrup. Boiled 7 hours.

Brewed at Pub Dog Brewing in the USA.

Artwork by Karl Grandin.
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4.52 by Sound_Explorer from Washington on Feb 09, 2020
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4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by craftbeersweden from Sweden

Vintage 2015 bottle.
Bought at Systembolaget in Sweden September 18 - 2015.

This beer has matured for almost 4 years in my beercellar and I'm nervous that it is as good as I want it to be!

I pours black with almost no head.

Wow! This four year old beer smack my face with a nose full of dark chocolate, prune, rasisin and Bourbon.
Taste is in the same area: Dark chocolate, Oak Bourbon barrels, raisin, prune, coffee, vanilla, whipped cream and in the end Bourbon again.
Soft and smooth mouth with a ful body and light carbonation.

May 11, 2019
4.25 by Kurmaraja from California on Apr 29, 2018
4.54 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland on Dec 27, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by mothman from Minnesota

Black in color. Tan head.

Typical omnipollo stout base with lots of sweetness and cake batter. The barrels are there and the maple is there, but I feel like this is beginning to fall off. It just wasn't in your face like most omnipollo stouts.

Nov 29, 2017
4.25 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Oct 08, 2016
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3.59/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by DVMin98 from North Carolina

On tap. Smell is a bit off-putting. Get some vinegar notes and roasted malts. Flavor is a bit vinegary. Possibly the maple syrup going bad? Not sure. Overall a very underwhelming beer, especially with the hype. Bummer

Oct 05, 2016
3.51 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico on Sep 15, 2016
4.43 by StoutSnob40 from California on Sep 04, 2016
4.1 by BeerOps from Illinois on Jul 03, 2016
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4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Stevedore from Oregon

375ml bottle at Brasserie V in Madison, Wisconsin. Served in minisnifter glasses split between me and a friend.

Pours a dark black body, oily and opaque. Half finger white head, short retention, not much lacing, as expected. Smells of a rich bourbon and dark chocolate up front, with a distinctly maple sweetness in the background that comes out more as it warms up. Other aromas included a bit of grainy roast and nuttiness, but for the most part, it was bourbon and maple playing well together. Flavour was a mix of dark chocolate, roast, bourbon and charred oak, all playing together halfheartedly until the beer starts to open up, and the maple strolls in and starts mingling in with the other players. A very nice, complex beverage where no one adjunct really takes over. Mouthfeel is medium-fuller bodied, lighter on carbonation, on the lightly slick side with a sweet maple and bitter baker's chocolate finish.

Jun 23, 2016
4.41 by dcmchew from Romania on Jun 10, 2016
4.44 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Jun 07, 2016
4.4 by Ciocanelu from Romania on May 25, 2016
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4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by amalburg from Michigan

Chocolate and booze. Silky smooth mouth feel. Hint of Bourbon on the nose and taste. Pretty hot. Delicious but pricey

Mar 31, 2016
3 by bgold86 from New York on Mar 13, 2016
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4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Mista_Carta from California

Impressive offering from Omnipollo. I have had this bottle for a few months and was recently warned by a friend that one he recently drank was starting to turn—luckily no green apple, all good on that front. Actually surprised at the heat on a nearly year old beer...

Decadent, syrupy mouthfeel with a strong yet short fizz assault. Silky, creamy chew. Oily as The Situation at the shore in August. Black strap molasses, dark (this beer is opaque) roasted malts, BITTER espresso, vanilla bean, bitter-sweet baking chocolate. Fudge, brown sugar, prune. Overripe black cherry, dark plum, blackcurrant, fresh peppercorn. Touch of licorice & caramel. So many other "sweets" at play, the maple gets lost in the shuffle UNTIL sip end when when you're hit by a sublingual swell that rolls forward, up and around finishing on the tip. Just the tip. Hot, boozy bourbon oak. Nothing creepin' on you, this beer is cajones across the nose. That being said, a heat/sweet/bitter profile that aligns with my particular balance preferences...

Tasty, complex beer. Wish I had another bottle. And wish a little cheaper/more accessible.

Mar 10, 2016
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4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Rimbimhoot from Illinois

A: Pitch black with a dark brown head that quickly dissipates
S: Bourbon, oak, vinous, sweet, maple
T: Roasty, bourbon, burnt grain, coffee, licorice, bitter chocolate, brown sugar
M: Thick, creamy, light carbonation
O: Maple is listed right on the bottle yet I do not detect this in the flavor (possibly contributing to mouthfeel?.) Huge barrel character but lately I appreciate more balanced barrel character.

Mar 05, 2016
3 by shirtless_mike from Indiana on Feb 21, 2016
5 by Takelon9 from Minnesota on Feb 18, 2016
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3.02/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
by aleigator from Germany

Pours as black as the night, with a dense, dark brown, bubbly head. Showcases a slick viscosity after swirling, revealing alcohol legs and tiny bubbles at the rim of the glass.

Smells of hot, boozy bourbon, featuring scented wood and toasted coconut hull among crushed peppers. Scorched malts and potting soil form the beer's profound maltiness, entangled into honeyed vanilla.

Has a supersoft mouthfeel, due to its low carbonation and silk maltiness. Unfortunately it almost gets completely lost after the swallow, due to a harsh booziness.

Tastes of bakers chocolate, earth and burned walnut shell, facing a pungent, overly aggressive Bourbon bite, almost numbing my tongue, as its spiciness unfolds. This leads to a dry bitter chocolate appearance among oak and coconut, trying to get over the harshness of the barrel. Finishes surprisingly sweet with licorice, toffee and spicy oak, quite thin after the previous barrel explosion.

This is missing balance, to be able to transform into an enjoyable beer. I don't detect no maple syrup at all, which gets probably hidden underneath the over the top alcohol bite. Flavors do not come together in this at all, distracted and washed away by the omnipresent booziness.

Feb 12, 2016
4.38 by Richter525 from Michigan on Feb 11, 2016
3.99 by DanGeo from Michigan on Feb 10, 2016
4.38 by DangerDawg from Ohio on Feb 02, 2016
4.25 by Gotti311 from Wisconsin on Jan 29, 2016
4.19 by Jkolls from Ohio on Jan 19, 2016
4.47 by capnamerica from Arkansas on Jan 12, 2016
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4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Alieniloquium from Florida

375 mL bottle. Inky black body. Smell is fudgy chocolate, deep roasted malts, booze. Faint bourbon. I don't get much bourbon in the taste either. Still very fudgy and rich. Heavy nutty malt flavor, too. Very roasty in the finish. Maple syrup aftertaste. Heavy and boozy body. Delicious, although I don't get much of the maple syrup or bourbon.

Jan 05, 2016
3.23 by HugeBulge from New York on Jan 01, 2016
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4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts

Bottled "dated" with an expiration date of 1/1/18; drank on NYE in a tulip glass

Jan 01, 2016
4.46 by whitenads from Michigan on Dec 26, 2015
4.44 by Mikexw from New York on Dec 24, 2015
4.71 by jmryan8 from Louisiana on Dec 23, 2015
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4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Johnct from New York

From High Spirits Liquors in Providence (they still have a few bottles).

So pumped I got to try this one. It's what I expected. Sweet, bourbon, maple, stouty goodness.

Not too complex. Just a smack in the face of flavor.

Great beer. Worth the $18? If I wasn't in college, yes.

Dec 19, 2015
4.34 by bmh_the_legend from Virginia on Dec 17, 2015
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4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by ptrck_nl from Netherlands

From tap. Bourbon, oak, maple syrup and a hint of caramel (in both smell and taste). Sweet, bitterness with a thick mouthfeel. Such a treat!

Dec 16, 2015
4.48 by bigmanlavos from Washington on Dec 14, 2015
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

This was a truly an underwhelming beer, given the buzz surrounding its US release.

Bitter roast on the palate and very thin on the feel. No sweetness to the beer at all. The advertised maple syrup was not there.

Nov 30, 2015
4.41 by mattboyer182 from Indiana on Nov 26, 2015
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4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by M_chav from New Mexico

Pours a thick oily black, looks like fudge cake batter and a small mocha coffee brown head forms and quickly dissipates. absolutely stunning
Aromas are intense to say the least, huge chocolate, definitely get the maple syrup and it's smelling super sweet, a small amount of coffee comes through but the barrel is dominant here. This is pretty intense, just really powerful but it's very welcomed. Smells like a melted fudge candy bar aged in bourbon, lots of sweet vanilla, and thick molasses.
Taste is just as anticipated, super sweet. Getting a lot more coffee than originally thought after the smell. It's bitter, like coffee roasted bitter and maple syrup is very faint.
Feel is not as thick was it looked, creamy body but chalky mouthfeel.
Overall a very cool brew, lots of complex flavor and aroma, really something to take your time with and sip on - enjoy!

Nov 23, 2015
Agamemnon - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Omnipollo
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 104 ratings