Agamemnon - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Omnipollo

Agamemnon - Bourbon Barrel-AgedAgamemnon - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
12.5%
Score:
95
Avg:
4.37 | pDev: 8.47%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
104
From:
Omnipollo
 
Sweden
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  18
Gots
  20
SCORE
95
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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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Reviews by durlta:
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durlta from Iowa

4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This smells great, notes of bourbon, caramel, and maple syrup. The taste is not quite as nice as the smell, mostly due to the lack of maple syrup, but still really solid; reminds me of central waters bourbon barrel stout.

Aug 07, 2015
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craftbeersweden from Sweden

4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
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.
Perfection!

May 11, 2019
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Let the one-upsmanship continue as Omnipollo brewers hit the bourbon-barrel frey. With a nice cozy slumber of their highly acclaimed Agamemnon into those savory Kentucky bourbon barrels, a beast is born.

As black as tar and with a handsome onyx-like sheen, the beer caps with a dainty swirl of mocha-stained crème froth. Its nose is chocked full of sweetened char. Deep espresso, dark chocolate and unmistakable bourbon dance in aroma while maple, praline and caramel sooth the tongue during the initial taste.

As the lowly carbonated stout saturates the tastebuds with unapologetic saturation, its lavish taste unveils the masterful blend of black-strap molasses, chocolate covered espresso beans, baker's chocolate and roasting walnuts. Nuances of grilled fruit cast hints of licorice, blackcurrant, black cherry and blackberry lurk in the recesses and await the prominence of the bourbon barrel.

Full and nearly chewy in texture, the stout carries a silky feel that soothens the acidity of char and the brunt of booze. Charred oak, vanilla, caramel and wood spice balance the sweetness and gives the finish the powerful impact that this massive stout deserves. Yet for a beer of such intensity, there's a finesse in balance that's rarely seen in these larger-than-life beers.

Jul 25, 2015
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emerge077 from Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jul 13, 2015
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belgbeerdrinker from Colorado

4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 23, 2015
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largadeer from California

4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Monstrously sticky and full bodied, reminiscent of Berserker. Surprisingly stellar barrel aged stout. Molasses, maple syrup, vanilla and ashy malt in perfect balance.

Jul 31, 2015
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tykechandler from Kentucky

5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sep 21, 2015
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mothman from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
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
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twelveinches from Washington

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 22, 2015
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Kelp from New Hampshire

4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Aug 07, 2015
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jaydoc from Kansas

4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aug 21, 2015
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DangerDawg from Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Feb 02, 2016
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Alieniloquium from Florida

4.32/5  rDev -1.1%
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
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Gotti311 from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 29, 2016
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mikepcarney from Ohio

4.58/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sep 15, 2015
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superspak from Ohio

4.52/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

3700th review! 375 ml bottle into snifter, best before 1/1/2018. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark brown head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, maple, molasses, caramel, vanilla, toffee, toasted oak, bourbon, coconut, light licorice/dark fruit, light smoke/char, and oak/roasted earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, maple syrup, and bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, maple, molasses, caramel, vanilla, toffee, toasted oak, bourbon, coconut, light licorice/dark fruit, light smoke/char, and oak/roasted earthiness. Light-moderate roast/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, maple, molasses, caramel, toffee, toasted oak, bourbon, coconut, and oak/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt, maple syrup, and bourbon barrel flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and very full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and lightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a world class barrel aged imperial stout. All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt. maple syrup, and bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the huge ABV. An insanely amazing offering.

Nov 08, 2015
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eawolff99 from Minnesota

4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jul 27, 2015
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mattboyer182 from Indiana

4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nov 26, 2015
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shirtless_mike from Indiana

3/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Feb 21, 2016
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ShanePB from Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12.7 oz bottle. Pours syrupy inky black with a small dark brown head. No lacing and minimal retention. Aromas of big boozy bourbon, oak, maple syrup and roasted malt. Flavor is a punch of boozy bourbon up front, oak, chocolate and maple syrup on the back end. Mouth feel is incredibly thick and syrupy. Amazing drink.

Aug 25, 2015
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acurtis from New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Agamemnon Bourbon Maple Syrup Stout - 13.2%

Oct 02, 2015
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Rutager from Canada (BC)

4.1/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black and thick, just like I like it. Big molasses, bourbon, and a little smoke and booze. Huge!!!

Sep 26, 2015
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westcoastbeerlvr from California

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aug 02, 2015
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vfgccp from New York

4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Sick. Thick tar black with 3 fingers of creamy, deliciously dark brown head. Great retention and ok lace.

S - Semisweet, smooth and inviting. Brown sugar, vanilla, caramel, warm bourbon served neat, and a touch of sweet cigar smoke.

T - Great integration. Dark maple syrup, toasted marshmallows, sweet bourbon, soft oak, pumpernickel bread, graham cracker, and molasses.

M - Silky smooth, medium body.

O - An outstanding imperial stout on the sweeter and silkier side of the style.

Oct 04, 2015
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

3.59/5  rDev -17.8%
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
Agamemnon - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Omnipollo
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 104 ratings