Noa Pecan Mud Cake | Omnipollo

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Noa Pecan Mud CakeNoa Pecan Mud Cake
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Noa Pecan Mud CakeNoa Pecan Mud Cake

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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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Ratings: 515 |  Reviews: 148
Reviews by travolta:
Photo of travolta
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.26/5  rDev -25.2%
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.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.49/5  rDev +3%
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....

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Photo of Jeffo
4.52/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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Photo of rex_4539
4.96/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

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Photo of mdagnew
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
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

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Photo of oberon
4.56/5  rDev +4.6%
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 DanGeo
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.81/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dandaugherty1221
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a viscous black color with no head to speak of.
A blast of chocolate in the aroma, followed by vanilla.
Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate in the taste A bit of vanilla.
Drinking this beer is like eating a fudge brownie.
Wonderful dessert beer.

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Photo of heddar33
4.63/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlarmClock314
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can, indecipherable date but probably from the early 2018 release. Pours jet black with a small sized brown head. Smells of roasted nuts, caramel, vanilla, and sweet chocolate/dark cocoa. The taste follows closely with caramel, nuts, roasted malt, vanilla, and chocolate/cocoa. Great smell and taste intensity. High sweetness, medium bitterness, and some light dryness with a hint of tartness. No noticeable alcohol. Rich body and lower carbonation. Overall, it has a nice look, feel, and intensity, but isn't very balanced or complex. This is good, but the double BA version was way better.

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Photo of Drhall36
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Xxambersky89
4.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petewheeler
4.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mmcurran
4.82/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of olradetbalder
4.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Meyers1023
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a thick black with no head. Smells rich with pecan, caramel, and chocolate. The taste has lots of caramel in it with some chocolate, coffee, and pecan. The feel is a little syrupy but not as thick as the our would suggest. This is dessert in a glass. Very tasty and decadent.

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Photo of theweehighlander
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is like a Chocolate cake in a glass, with chocolate sauce. Rich. Sweet. Treacle. Phenomenal smell of sweet cake on the nose.

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.56/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tap @ Hunter and Sons, Bath - Pours jet black with a small tanned head. Nice lacing. Medium carbonation. Aroma - nutty forefront which predominates, roasty chocolate notes at the back with a hint of spirit. Taste - Sweet forefront, lactose notes, chocolate middle, large dose of nuts and caramel/toffee overtures, large alcoholic embrace at the back. Lovely higher ABV version of Yellow Belly. One to sip slowly after a good hearty meal instead of a dessert.

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