Agamemnon - Bourbon Barrel-Aged

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American Imperial Stout
4.32 | pDev: 8.33%
Jan 01, 2023
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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Rated: 4.25 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Jan 01, 2023
Rated: 4.33 by heysuz from Indiana

Jan 01, 2023
Rated: 4.52 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Feb 09, 2020
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Reviewed by craftbeersweden from Sweden

4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.25 by Kurmaraja from California

Apr 29, 2018
Rated: 4.54 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Dec 27, 2017
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.25 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Oct 08, 2016
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Reviewed by DVMin98 from North Carolina

3.59/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 3.51 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico

Sep 15, 2016
Rated: 4.43 by StoutSnob40 from California

Sep 04, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by BeerOps from Illinois

Jul 03, 2016
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.41 by dcmchew from Romania

Jun 10, 2016
Rated: 4.44 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Jun 07, 2016
Rated: 4.4 by Ciocanelu from Romania

May 25, 2016
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Rated by amalburg from Michigan

4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Chocolate and booze. Silky smooth mouth feel. Hint of Bourbon on the nose and taste. Pretty hot. Delicious but pricey
Mar 31, 2016
Rated: 3 by bgold86 from New York

Mar 13, 2016
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Reviewed by Mista_Carta from California

4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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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Reviewed by Rimbimhoot from Illinois

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3 by shirtless_mike from Indiana

Feb 21, 2016
Rated: 5 by Takelon9 from Minnesota

Feb 18, 2016
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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

3.02/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
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
Rated: 4.38 by Richter525 from Michigan

Feb 11, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by DanGeo from Michigan

Feb 10, 2016
Rated: 4.38 by DangerDawg from Ohio

Feb 02, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Gotti311 from Wisconsin

Jan 29, 2016
Rated: 4.19 by Jkolls from Ohio

Jan 19, 2016
Rated: 4.47 by capnamerica from Arkansas

Jan 12, 2016
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 3.23 by HugeBulge from New York

Jan 01, 2016
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Rated by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bottled "dated" with an expiration date of 1/1/18; drank on NYE in a tulip glass
Jan 01, 2016
Rated: 4.46 by whitenads from Michigan

Dec 26, 2015
Rated: 4.44 by Mikexw from New York

Dec 24, 2015
Rated: 4.71 by jmryan8 from Louisiana

Dec 23, 2015
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Reviewed by Johnct from New York

4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
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
Rated: 4.34 by bmh_the_legend from Virginia

Dec 17, 2015
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Rated by ptrck_nl from Netherlands

4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
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
Rated: 4.48 by bigmanlavos from Washington

Dec 14, 2015
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Reviewed by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
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