Noa Pecan Mud Cake | Omnipollo

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Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Made with Artificial and Natural flavors with Artificial Caramel color added.

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Reviews: 152 | Ratings: 528
Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle. Pours a thick black with short lived creamy dark tan head. Chocolate on the nose - nutty, graham cracker, vanilla, and touches of caramel.
Tastes of milk chocolate, caramel, nuttiness, vanilla, and notes of coconut sweetness, finishing with hints of espresso bitterness.
Creamy full bodied with bit of boozy burn on low end carbonation, finishing with a bit of nutty chocolate bittersweet. Excellent.

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Photo of bbtkd
4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Omnipollo Noa Pecan Mud Cake, 11% ABV. Pours black with a one-finger brown head. Nose is all chocolate. Taste is chocolate and nuts, slightly sweet, slightly bitter. Excellent mouthfeel, overall world class.

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Photo of thebeers
4.19/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, chocolatey brown with a finger-and-a-half of mocha-colored head. The head settles into a lasting cap and leaves thin sheets of lacing.

Big milk chocolate aroma. I’m getting vanilla and mint, too. Almond biscotti.

The taste follows the nose. Lots of milky, brownie-batter chocolate and caramel. When I tasted it blind, I got a strong almond biscotti impression — guess I don’t eat enough pecans. There’s a hint of berry in there, too, and some slight alcohol burn.

Smooth, medium-bodied feel with tight carbonation.

The can art on this one is definitely appropriate. Very tasty dessert stout that maintains a nice drinkability throughout.

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Photo of hopsputin
4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: dark, jet black color with a silky smoothness. Thin, dark tan head

S: sweet pecans, pralines, caramel, roasted malts, bitter malts. Dark and milk chocolates, and a nice luxurious malt sweetness

T: dark roasted malts, pecans, pralines, caramel, dark chocolte, milk chocolate, cola, smooth vanilla, a touch of leather and dark berries

M: heavy, with low carbonation

O: awesome beer. Complex, yet not too sweet. Great stout

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Photo of OlaB
4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a black opaque color with a small top of beige head that dissolves rapidly but leaves some really sticky lacings.
Aroma is of chocolate cake, brownies, pecan, vanilla, caramel and coconut. It basicly smells like a cake.
The taste is sweet with strong malty tones. The aroma is in the flavour. I taste chocolate,caramel,nuts,vanilla and roasted malts, and the flavours are balanced amazingly well. The finish has some slight bitternes, with a long and strong aftertaste. The high alcohol is masked very well in the flavour. Creamy and oily mouthfeel with a full body and a medium carbonation.
This is an amazingly well made imperial stout. Really delicious.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.09/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into Crane snifter.

Ohhhhhh sooo thick. Lovely thick black pour forming a pitch body with a creamy brown-beige head of 1 finger. Lace remains up the sides as it recedes to a ring.

Aroma is chocolate cake, chopped nuts, caramel, coconut, vanilla, mild earth, and cake frosting.

Flavor is chocolate malt o-meal, cocoa pebbles, oats, earthy hop, vanilla wafer, and very slight butterscotch pudding. It fades off quick into two-dimensionalism. I was hoping for more of the dessert aspect I got in the nose. There's no nuts or cake batter or frosting in the flavor. As it warms up the cake and dark chocolate begin to surface but faintly.

Feel is silky and creamy, with some mild alcohol heat, but I have a feeling this is gonna sneak up and attack - hard.

Overall not nearly the knockout I was hoping for. It's good and no slouch but I've had much better 12 oz cans at this price point ($5/can).

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Photo of JdubsNY
4.36/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours like motor oil, silky smooth feel, medium to full body and abundant chocolate and caramel flavors.  The 11% ABV comes in total stealth mode.  Excellent stout.

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Photo of npolachek
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black tees like cold brew coffee in a can. Tastes of vanilla with a strong sweet taste. Overall a solid beer - very tasty. Extremely drinkable given the ABV.

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Photo of Tone
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of a brown color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong sweet malt, coconut, alcohol, hint of vanilla, and a hint of wood. Fits the style of an American Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is smooth, creamy, thick, and has a low carbonation level. There is a slight roasted malt bitterness. Tastes of strong sweet malt, coconut, alcohol, hint of vanilla, hint of roasted malt, and a hint of wood. Overall, average appearance, but great feel, strong body, and good aroma and blend.

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Photo of beersampler6
4.09/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice imperial stout from a country whose beers I’m not very familiar with, so this was a nice surprise. Pours a deep dark brown, almost-black color with just a little head and very scant lingering lacing. Smells of rich chocolate cake, medium roast coffee and caramel. Tastes similarly, along with creamy vanilla, malt and a little brown sugar. Nice, smooth, moderately creamy mouthfeel with decent carbonation. Rich and indulgent, though the high ABV is well hidden.

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No date, can reads OPNOA-2AH | 4008.
(2018 Batch).

Pours dark brown, nearly black. Not quite motor oil, but a pretty heavy pour. Cold, but not much head to speak of. Some thin strings of tan lace leave their mark on the inside of the glass.

The nose on this is rich and sweet, brownie batter in a glass. Rich chocolate, caramel, and a touch of dark roast coffee on the back end.

Roastier than the nose suggests, but the combination of espresso, chocolate, and caramel covered pecans forms a great balanced pastry stout flavor. The finish is a tad bitter, but overall this was well done.

Not too heavy, a smooth feel with a warm finish and a slightly sticky residue left behind. Low carbonation.

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Photo of Roguer
4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Super dark black brew, topped with a dark brown head of excellent size. Lacing and retention are excellent.

The beer looks thick, and smells just as thick. Roasted pecans, peanuts, chocolate, banana, molasses, and brown sugar. Just a hint of booze.

Not quite as sweet or thick on the palate as the nose implies, but it comes close. Sweet red grapes, brown sugar, banana, molasses, roasted barley, chocolate, nuts. Thick bodied, chewy, easy to drink.

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Photo of TonyLema1
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: black, tan head, moderate lacing
S: nutty, caramel not notes and chocolate
T: caramel, slightly sweet, nutty, cocoa, absolutely delicious
F: nice mouthfeel, medium body
O: can’t believe this such a high ABV, I love this stuff

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Photo of smcolw
4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer was poured cautiously from a can. Moderate dark tan head. Light spots on the glass. The color is near black where no light passes through the edge.

Cocoa powder aroma. Light chalkiness. Good nuttiness (hazelnuts?).

The taste reminds me of the chocolate covered cherries. There's a sweetness with a strong dark, unsweetened chocolate. Super rich in body and taste. In summary, this is one of the most complex beers. The finish is cherry and bitter chocolate -- delightful! This is a truly special beer.

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Photo of FLima
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deepest black color with a thin very dark caramel head with short retention.
Wonderful aroma with notes of pecan pie, lots of peanut butter, chocolate and vanilla.
Flavor with notes of cocoa, burnt coconut, toffee, coffee, pecan, maple syrup, peanut butter, hazelnut, wood and vanilla. Dry aftertaste with a roasted and bitter feeling.
Full body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 11% is superbly disguised.
Superior Imperial Stout with lots of nutty flavors (mostly pecan) and aromas. Worth trying.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.88/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Burnt motor oil with sticky walls of lace that creepily drip down above a thin mocha ring.

Smell has a pungent sweetness to it, but it's mostly earthy and decadent with mocha, almond, marzipan, hazelnut and chocolate cake batter.

Taste is marzipan, cocoa dusted almond and an unmistakably accurate imitation of vanilla frosted chocolate cupcake with a unique hint of strawberry cereal, like Franken Berry.

Feel is thick and sticky with a thin carbonation and a smacking dry finish. There's a slight grittiness to it here or there.

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Photo of VoodooBear
4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz. can with no freshness dates. Served in a Willi Becher glass.

Appearance: Pours completely black with a dark tan, one and a half finger head that goes away pretty quickly. It leaves thick lacing across the entire glass.

Smell: Warm aromas of pecans, hazelnuts, milk chocolate, brown sugar and roasted malts come through in the nose beautifully.

Taste: Chocolate cake and pecan pie in liquid form is what best describes the taste of this beer. There are also some coffee and roasted malt notes in the background and the strong ABV comes through loud and clear as well.

Mouthfeel: Thick, smooth, creamy and full bodied with medium-low carbonation. Quite cloying because of all the sweetness.

Overall: This is some delicious dessert in beer form and it's amazing. While not perfect (the sweetness can be cloying and the ABV is way too high, taking away from the taste), this is a damn fine brew.

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Photo of oberon
4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured jet black with no light coming thru,a thinner a deep beige head atop that is gone pretty quickly.Dark chocolate and and roasted pecans in the nose,quite decadent.Flavors of chocolate and frosting and chocolate brownies infused with nuts,full on dessert in a can man I'am loving this beer.The more I drink I get a buttery back end to go along with the full on chocolate.The feel is thick and smooth wich is spot on for the flavor profile.One of the better beers I have had in awhile.

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Photo of Just-the-sip
4.08/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium body, smells of marshmallow and a hint of nut. Taste is not very sweet at all. Dark cocoa nibs and a little nutty. Not a bad beer but I wouldn’t have it again. There’s better takes on this out there. Don’t really care for the addition of an artificial flavor. I feel that has skewed my taste rating after reading it before I tried it.

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Photo of beerthulhu
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

-can. Imperial stout. 11%.

A: Motor oil pour is thick and viscose producing a beautiful dark rawhide tan head with a fizzy topping of ½ inch. Bready textured. The black coloring is dark and sheen.

S: The aroma did not disappoint. Rich creamy chocolate and cocoa was as fresh as an opened package. Chocolate milk, silty deep richness, sweet, with almonds and vanilla give this a deep luscious aroma. Rich sweet coffee with hot chocolate and marshmallows abounds. Thick and lustrous smell breaks the bank here.

T: The flavor was as rich, thick and creamy as the nose led you to believe. Smooth sweet chocolate, cocoa powder, think nestle, along with vanilla coffee and marshmallows provide a rich and sweet experience. Deep lush and very smooth flavor is sweet with a small booziness factor and milky roast to give you the right amount of bitterness and balance. Silty chocolate coffee. Yum.

M: The mouthful was smooth and silty as the flavor. Rich chocolate coffee lines the tongue, with dark espresso highlights of milky roast depth.

O: Overall from can to outstanding. Who would of suspected a small 12oz can would packs such a wallop of flavor usually reserved for big packaging. Vanilla and almonds with a sweet chocolate and marshmallow experience is thick and creamy and rich with an outstanding drinking experience well worth an outstanding mention and seek.

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Photo of RMW66
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Brewski in Brisbane. Tasted alongside Prairie Bomb. I prefer Bomb, but this was very good. Slightly sweater, as expected. Hope I have the opportunity to enjoy this again. Have tried in a bottle but is better on tap.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.09/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Yes, I know that it is a CAN & not a Bottle, but this is one that I have been curious to add to The CANQuest (tm) since I first saw that it was now available in this serving format. Sue me!

From the CAN: "Imperial Stout with Natural & Artificial Flavors & Caramel Color Added".

I am always a tad dubious when flavorings are being added as adjuncts & especially when they have to use both natural & artificial since they are not that different to begin with. I put my misgivings aside & Crack!ed open the CAN to begin a Gussie Glug. I was surprised by a brimful craft CAN that sprayed beer across my fingertips as a result of the tongue not having anywhere to go once it was pressed inwards by the tab. Onwards! I got a brief two fingers of foamy, fizzy, deep-brown head with low retention & no lacing for my efforts. Color was Black/Opaque (SRM = 44), allowing ZERO light penetration. Nose smelled like a liquefied brownie with nuts! Rich, chocolaty & nutty - that was it in a nutshell. Mouthfeel was big & full, like a dollop had been scooped onto my tongue. My takeaway on the taste was that it was exceptionally sweet. I stand by my mention of nut-filled brownies in liquefied form. PeCANs? I would have guessed almonds, but that could be someone slipping me cyanide again, accounting for the bluish cast to my skin. Boy, this was unrelentingly sweet & coupled with its ABV, one was plenty! Finish was likewise rich, chocolaty & sweet. I envision this as a dessert beer, but YMMV.

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Photo of Bier82
3.89/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I've been putting this beer off for while because of the artificial color/flavor. But I am going to trying to be as objective as possible.

Look, solid deep black stout.
Smell, cocoa puffs straight off the nose, with some peanut butter mixed in.
Taste, chocolate up front, followed by peanut nut bitterness, and a deep dry bitterness on the end.
Feel, smooth and dry. Too dry.

Overall, different than what I expected. Not necessarily bad, but kind of tastes like a chocolate cereal.

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Photo of Masonz223
4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Smell: Really rich hazelnut coffee, vanilla creamer, vanilla wafers, milk chocolate, toasted coconut, toffee candy, burnt brown sugar. This beer smells super rich and reminds me of dessert.

Taste: Right upfront it’s a mix of vanilla wafers, vanilla coffee creamer and a touch of hazelnut coffee. The hazelnut coffee starts to get pretty prominent as the beer moves into the middle of the tongue and becomes the dominant flavor throughout the rest of the tasting experience. In the mid palette I also get a little bit of milk chocolate and toffee. In the finish I get a toasted coconut cake frosting flavor along with more of that hazelnut coffee and a touch of bittersweet chocolate. The beer isn’t as sweet on the palette as the nose lead on, but this still leans towards the sweet side.

Feel: Medium to full body, really creamy and smooth. It’s a really nice mouthfeel.

Overall: A really solid beer that I’m glad I got to try. I wish the taste was as rich and sweet as the nose was, but overall this is really solid. If you can find this for a decent price it is worth picking up and trying.

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Photo of EMH73
3.73/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with a half inch beige head that settles to a ring fairly quickly and left little lacing. Smells of dark chocolate, pecans, vanilla and roasted malts. Taste is very artificial kind of like a liquefied tootsie roll, with pecans, vanilla and a himt of char and leather. Light to medium bodied for the style, lightly carbonated, dry finish and a slightly watery mouth feel.

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