Aon Pecan Mud Cake

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Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #142
Ranked #521
4.38 | pDev: 7.76%
Aon Pecan Mud CakeAon Pecan Mud Cake
Notes: When I was 12 I dreamed of becoming a pastry chef. Call this a creative outlet. Thick, rich, and excessively decadent; this beer aims to bring back childhood memories. Previous batches brewed at De Molen. Previously called Omnipollo Noa Mudcake.

60 IBU
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travolta from California

4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Black. Dark, milk chocolate head with great retention and light lacing.

Nose: Carmel, chocolate, and smooth raisin.

Taste: Minimal carbonation with a very syrupy mouthfeel. The syrup does not ruin the taste....but does come close. Cocoa nibs, marshmallow, pecans, with a tight and slightly dry finish at the end. Subtle finish.

Notes: Worth the price of admission. Don't need more than 1 bottle.

Oct 23, 2016
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wordemupg from Canada (AB)

4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle poured into tulip 5/11/16

A pours black right out of the bottle, thin cola edge but shes pretty dark, thumbs width of foam is also looking dark but only hangs around for a few sips leaving a couple random patches

S pecan pie covered in Nuttella, chocolate fudge, vanilla beans, chocolate syrup, smells like something I want to eat

T more of the same, chocolate of all kinds with the Nuttella and pecan pie all over the place, I can't imagine this is all natural ingredients but it still tastes awesome

M thick, silky and smooth, bubbles cream it up, no heat at all and for 11% I'd expect some booze somewhere but not the case, candied pecans and hazelnuts linger

O tastes and smells a little to good to be true but you can't argue with delicious even if something was made in a lab, if I'm wrong these guys are gods

Strong and rich flavors and i can smell it from my table, intense stuff and even though it has a fair sized price tag I'll be buying a few more to sit on....

Nov 06, 2016
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

4.32/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Hilarious bottle. Just so absurd. Apparently Sweden needs to state when a beer uses fake shit? "Imperial Stout with artificial flavor"... "Contains aroma of pecan"... Whatever. This was expensive so it better be good. Pours black. Head is dark brown. Pretty amazing look. Aroma is full of the fake pecan that the label explains. It smells like pecan ice cream. I mean if I didn't know it was artificial, I would say its one of the most impressive aromas I have ever smelled in a beer. Still, it is very cool. Pecan, coffee ice cream, Mocha. Dunkachino. Hershey's syrup, fudge, dark cake. Vanilla beans. This could potentially be a milkshake. It tastes like chocolate pecan ice cream that has completely melted. Finishes with a tidal wave of marshmallow/S'more. It feels like melted ice cream too. Super thick and chewy and viscous. So much flavor, holy shit. I am very hesitant of loving this beer because it is clearly loaded with "natural flavor". How much of this flavor is actually through brewing craft? If I didn't know it was fake I would buy several bottles and talk to people about this beer. I guess I'm a fool for thinking more beers aren't like this; this one merely happens to state its artificiality. Nevertheless, I am greeting diabetes with welcome arms tonight.

Apr 09, 2016
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GreesyFizeek from New York

3.26/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle purchased at One Stop Brew Shop in Greece, NY.

This one pours a very dark and oily looking black, with a small head, and no lacing.

Smells like pecan, molasses, chocolate syrup, and caramelized sugar.

This is unfortunately too sweet and syrupy to truly be enjoyable. The pecan flavor is nice, and not too artificial, which is good. There's a sweet caramel flavor, which is very syrupy and sugary, which takes down the whole experience. There's also a pretty sweet chocolate flavor. I definitely expected more out of this, after having Yellow Belly.

This has a very thick but very syrupy mouthfeel, and a lower level of carbonation.

A disappointment. It was good for about 2 oz, then got quite taxing.

Apr 03, 2016
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

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

With a name like Pecan Mud Cake come high expectations. And with the clamour that has become synonymous with Omnipollo, those expectations are even higher. While decadence and lavish dessert-like qualities are promised, the brewers usually don't "sell high" without delivering high.

Noa Pecan Mudcake is no exception- its dark onyx mirror-like sheen sheds a light creme skirt, scant in retention. But those promises of decadence roll onto the nose with an intense pecan pie scent. Praline, german chocolate and candied pecan seem honey and toffee-like. Equally as lavish are the heavily caramelized flavors with a bold weave of milk chocolate and sweet cream.

There's no reprieve from the malty sweet palate as the ale seeps deeply into the tastebuds. Toffee, molasses and vanilla sing a high dessert song with the chocolate turning more bittersweet and coffee-like. Eventual espresso, toasted pecan and roasty sweetness command the finish even while a boozy spice rises like rum and the sweetness remains steadfast.

Full-bodied and with a fine oil-like texture, the carbonation is mild and seems to amplify the sweet taste and mouthfeel as there's little lift of malt and utter saturation of the palate. It's long and sweet palate, rich in taste; chocked so full of pecan pie flavor that its extract flavor reveal an artificial character for the beer's only minor distraction.

Apr 01, 2016
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Jeffo from Netherlands

4.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this one at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam recently.

From a bottle into a snifter
Brewed at De Molen
Imperial stout brewed with natural flavors added

APPEARANCE: Clear black pour yields a two finger, medium-thicker looking, creamy, light mocha head with very good retention. Head slowly fades to a nice full, creamy cap and coats the sides of the glass with lacing. Black body with no carbonation evident. Splotchy wisp and ring remain leaving some nice lacing down the glass. Looks great.

SMELL: Pecan nut bomb. Lots of it. Some milk chocolate, sweet vanilla cream and cookie dough makes this a real desert lovers nose. Lots of nuts and chocolate. Very bold.

TASTE: Lots of pecan and milk chocolate up front. Very flavorful. Some more nuts and vanilla sweetness at the swallow, with jut a bit of a burn as well. Bitterness follows, then a big and lingering finish of pecans, milk chocolate, sweet vanilla, cookie dough, lots of bitter dark chocolate and a hint of bitter black coffee as well. Very flavorful, especially after the swallow. Lingers forever.

PALATE: Medium body and slightly lower levels of carbonation. A little prickly on the palate, goes down fine and finishes rather sticky. Some heat lingers.

OVERALL: Nothing subtle here. This is all bold all the time, with everything slapping you in the face the whole ride. This might get tiresome rather quickly, but regardless, it's really, really delicious and very well executed. The feel could be a little silkier and creamier, but other than that, it's a beauty to look at, smells like a dream come true and almost matches that in flavor too. Glad I got some of this stuff and would love to try more of their big beers. Well worth checking out if you get the chance. Highly recommended.

Dec 11, 2015
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rex_4539 from Greece

4.96/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: Jet black color, one finger brown head, ok lacing, no visible carbonation.

S: Hazelnut, vanilla, dark chocolate, sweet, coffee. Out of this world!

T: Hazelnut, vanilla, dark chocolate, sweet, coffee. Out of this world!

F: Thick, dense mouthfeel, full bodied, full flavored.

O: One of the best imperial stouts I have ever tried. Just amazing.

Jul 13, 2017
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mdagnew from Northern Ireland

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

330ml bottle bought online from Beer Gonzo

Poured pretty much pitch black even when held up to the light. Mocha brown head poured loose and foamy then faded fairly quickly to light covering .. some thick lacing lines...

Aroma is a lovely mix of chocolate, fudge and nuts (toasted hazelnuts and pecans)... also some chocolate chip cookies, cocoa, caramel, sweet mocha coffee, vanilla and brown sugar

Taste pretty much mirrors the aromas... Again lots of fudgy chocolate and pecans, some peanut butter, dark chocolate biscuits, bitter-sweet cocoa, light mocha coffee notes, nut brittle, vanilla, some earthy notes, just a slight warmth from the alcohol

Feel - Smooth and velvety with just a little sharpness underneath... full bodied... pretty drinkable for an 11% brew

Overall - Another excellent stout from Omnipollo... highly recommended

Jan 12, 2016
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MJSFS from Florida

4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 31, 2019
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Blcookies from Nevada

4.74/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Oct 11, 2019
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Sparky44 from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jan 06, 2018
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Fireman_RK from North Carolina

4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nov 17, 2017
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pants678 from California

4.61/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown, little bit of head.

Distinctly and deliciously pecan pie. Best smelling beer.

More milk chocolate than dark, vanilla, marshmallow and pecan. Cake's not far off. Matches the name, I think. Doesn't quite live up the incredible nose. Omnipollo does adjuncts so well.

More carbonation than i expected but works for it.

May 15, 2016
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Probins13 from North Carolina

4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 25, 2016
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jkermitj from Mississippi

3.37/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 12, 2017
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kuishinbo_tantei from New York

3.81/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jan 28, 2017
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bobv from Vermont

4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Apr 10, 2016
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Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Jul 18, 2017
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ppavlick from New Jersey

4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aug 19, 2017
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LiquidAmber from Washington

4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black, opaque in the glasss with very little signs of carbonation, a few light bubbles and a small ring around the glass. Aroma is excellent, dominated by nuts, with light chocolate and dark toasted malt. Flavor is sweet dark malt, milk chocolate, pecans, lactose, hints of caramel and molasses and dark fruit. Finishes with chocolate and pecans with a nice mild hop bitterness. Medium to creamy bodied with decent carbonation on the tongue, unlike expectations from the light carbonation seen on pouring. Rich dessert pecan and chocolate with the suggestions of fruit and hops. Lightly sweet, but perfect to bring out the pecan and caramel flavors. Lots of great flavor here, but deftly handled and balanced. This is delicious.

Apr 05, 2016
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Morningopiate36 from Iowa

3.34/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Feb 07, 2018
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stakem from Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Can into snifter appears black with dark khaki head spotty to webby lace.

Aroma is sweet like caramel, nutty and roasty with chocolate.

Taste is sweet with a licorice sorta note before almost a cola quality and dusty grain/nutty aftertaste.

Medium to full body and modestly carbonated. This is a fairly rich brew and the alcohol is well integrated.

Apr 19, 2018
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khurtwilliams from New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Jan 28, 2018
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.14/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Veil Forever Summer Fest.

So it was weird because they poured the beer in the sampler glass and then had some other machine that seemed to add the pecan mud cake flavor or the head on top. That's really odd. So you ended up with a dark beer with a light tan head. Definite pecan and chocolate notes along with roasted malts in the nose. The flavor really didn't live up to the nose and I still can't account for what the second machine was doing. Moderate body, drank easily enough, but flavors definitely weren't completely married. Don't know what to make of the whole thing, really.

Aug 27, 2019
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Rifugium from North Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nov 08, 2017
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