Anagram - Blueberry Cheesecake

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Stout - American Imperial
4.35 | pDev: 7.82%
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Notes: Collaboration with Dugges Bryggeri
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Guaro from Italy

3.71/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Black with very creamy hazelnut foam but which disappears in a short time. Pronounced scent of blueberry cheesecake, cocoa, caramel, vanilla and dark fruit in alcohol in the background. On the palate there is cocoa, caramel, vanilla, blueberries, all soaked in a generous ethyl note. The entrance is very sweet, then there is a bitter and dry passage and finally that sensation of liquid dessert returns with arrogance. Bitter aftertaste with blueberries that slightly balances the sweetness that distinguishes this beer. Medium body and low carbonation.

Nov 18, 2020
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Brew_42 from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had from a bottle bought at Wine and More in Busan.

A- Jet black with a coffee head that lasted a short time and didn’t leave heavy lacing.

S- Blueberry, vanilla, roasted malts

T- it tastes like blueberry cheesecake and I mean that in a good way. You definitely get blueberry upfront with a creamy vanilla taste that lines up with the cheesecake description. Roasted malts in the background. Super tasty.

MF- Thick and oily.

Overall- they managed to make a blueberry cheesecake stout that kind of tastes like a blueberry cheesecake but in a good way. Omnipollo is great.

Feb 25, 2020
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FLima from Brazil

4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black color with just a ring of dark caramel head that vanishes.
Nice aroma with notes of chocolate cake, blueberry liquor, coffee and milk powder.
Rich flavor with notes of cocoa, lots of blueberry, cola, roasted malt and a bit of charred wood, cinnamon, sourdough, licorice, milk powder and vanilla. Dry aftertaste with a fruity and roasted note.
Bordering full body with low carbonation.
Interesting Imperial Stout balancing blueberry sweetness with roasted, milky and some char notes. You can say it reminds of a blueberry cake with a brownie base.

Feb 16, 2019
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Jwale73 from Rhode Island

4.11/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

33cl bottle served in a stemmed tulip. This beer looks lovely in the glass - one shade shy of black with a tight, quarter inch, mocha-colored head that dissipates into a thick band around the edges and a soapy slick across the center. Nose reveals rich chocolate aroma, sugary blueberries and hints of vanilla - extremely decadent. Taste consistent with nose; however, the blueberries are slightly tart and even out the chocolate. There's also a hint of roast/char to the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a light carbonation. Overall, quite delicious without being cloying.

Jun 09, 2018
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour is absolute black, rich tan head. Aromas are exactly aligned with the description: blueberry, cheesecake, imperial stout (dark chocolate, char).

The taste has loads of blueberry coexisting with the cheesecake flavor, and the dark chocolate/char flavors from the imperial stout side of the beer. This is magnificent, IMHO.

Jan 02, 2018
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Everydayoff from Thailand

4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle poured into a snifter.

Very deep brown to black in color, the pour pops up quick foamy tan head that is there and vanishes to some bubble film and sheet atop along with several sticky and spotty legs lacing alongside.

Super! Blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, yet creamy milky cheesecake covering through a nose with its devastatingly sweet like a premium dessert. Cookie too along with vanilla, biscuit, syrup, sugar, toffee, light coffee and milky chocolate, and a little hint of alcohol.

Sweetness led at first with all those dessert flavors exactly like the aroma but this time it is counterbalanced by some boldness of Stout like coffee and milky chocolate as well as some roasted flavor. It is still with sweetness throughout the journey with cookie, vanilla, biscuit, syrup, sugar, toffee, and slight warming touch of alcohol to make it real.

The body is full and viscous with lots of chewiness while the carbonation is soothing. Overall mouthfeel is thick but not too cloying while the feeling is well-rounded with a sweetening dry finish.

This is a sweet treat for all the sweet-tooth. A dessert in glass, it is more focus in the blueberry cheesecake as a dessert quality in the aroma while being a bit more with Impy Stout character in the palate sensation.

Oct 28, 2017
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Beersnake1 from California

4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from fridge temp. Pours jet black with almost no head. Smell immediately radiates past the glass. Wow. Nose is blueberry cheesecake all the way. Also getting vanilla, chocolate ice cream. Taste is absolutely incredible. Not as cheesecake forward as the nose - more chocolate, a bit of coffee (including a bit of bitterness), vanilla, oak, cherries, blueberries, a bit of roasted malts, and maybe a bit of licorice. Absolutely incredible blend of flavors, and really smooth. Alcohol heat is absent, despite this coming in at 12%. The mouthfeel is amazing - thick and creamy. This is a really amazing stout, and Omnipollo knocks it out of the park again.

Oct 15, 2017
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Dzu from Russian Federation

4.59/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 0.33l bottle into pint.
L: Pitch black with a weak beige foam head.
S: Chocolate, biscuit, cofee.
T: Blueberry, sweet cake , dark chocolate caramel.
F: Oily body and no carbonation.
O: Excellent beer. Another masterpiece from Omnipollo.

Sep 19, 2017
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DJ-Hophead from England

4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Collaboration with Dugges, BA version - Tap @ Wild Beer Co., Bristol- Pours dark black with a thin tanned foamy head which quickly disappears. Medium carbonation- Aroma - Large hit of fruity berries - blackberry/blueberries, light nutty notes at the back, hint of milk chocolate with a lactose feel. Taste - Sweet fruit notes at the front- blueberry/blackberry, lactose notes, light nutty feel again, light bitter finish with pleasing alcoholic warmth. Nearest you can get in a beer to a berry cheesecake dessert. Another great collab from these magicians.

Sep 07, 2017
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doktorhops from Australia

4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Time to @%*& some ^#$% up! Omnipollo knows no bounds. I know this now. Anagram is brewed with adjuncts (i.e. anything that isn’t hops or malt) in the form of blueberries (one would hope) and lactose (to give it body). Look after Selassie and Noa Pecan Mud Cake, my mouth wanders at the thought of a new Omnipollo, and the rest of my body has to snap it out of its trancelike state. Yes, I’ve only had their ridiculous dessert beers so far, but so far has been pretty sweet (literally!) so I’m keen to crack on and solve this anagram [I’m thinking there’s a sentence we can make out of the pink writing on the label... “long goes old mud ID”... yeah, screw you ID!].

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Hard pouring gave this one of the darkest heads I’ve ever encountered! Chocolate brown head! Body is obsidian, as expected, and this would be a fearsome beer were it not for the delightful scent of blueberry wafting off it and allaying all fears instantly. The head dismantled rather quickly leaving nothing but that now ominous scent of blueberries. 8/10.

S: Smells from the get go like the sort of perfume a sixteen year old girl would get for their birthday: ultra-sweet (and powerful!) blueberries with a note of vanilla, strawberry as well, and a creamy milky scent. This is a beer that smells more like a dessert than any other beer my nose has encountered! It’s striking in its lack of beer aroma - I reckon I could even trick my GF into drinking this (she hates beer - oh sweet irony!). 9/10.

T: Absolutely crazy as bat-shit yet again Omnipollo! Wow, hats off - they captured a blueberry cheesecake in a beer right here: blueberries, vanilla, cream cheese... it doesn’t even taste Stout-like, my tongue is coated in this viscous creamy blueberry character and only after the sip can I detect a coffee grind (mild) bitterness. Never mind that 12% ABV being almost completely non-existent. 9/10.

M: Mouthfeel is super heavy and totally viscous, man I never thought I would say this but “it needs to be a bit lighter - it’s too much!”. 8/10.

D: What a beer! Dessert-tastic! It’s not for everyone though, people will fear its super viscosity, its attack of blueberries, its lack of beer taste, its sweet-sixteen perfume aroma, but I say if you like an Imperial Stout/dessert brew - give this a go. I thoroughly enjoyed this change of scenery, thanks Omnipollo! 9/10.

Food match: A perfect match for blueberry cheesecake... [bit of a “duh” there].

Sep 06, 2017
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josanguapo from Spain

4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 5

From Labirratorium. In Teku glass. Playing Actual Sunlight. Cheesecake is my favourite dessert, and this beer captures its profile really well in both aroma and taste. Alcohol warm a bit high though. No foam at all

Aug 20, 2017
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jrenihan from Canada (ON)

3.56/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nose is heavy on blueberry cheesecake, as advertised. The scent is too sweet and cakey, which may be a silly complaint, but it comes across a bit artificial. The taste is the same. They nail the concept, but it is too much. Sweetness overload, lots of lactose.

Jul 31, 2017
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Dentist666 from Russian Federation

4.79/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours pure oil with thin tan head, adequate retention.
Fantastic smell - cream, blueberry cheesecake, vanilla icecream.
Taste - roasted, chocolate, cheesecake.
Full body, viscous as hell, low carbonbation, chewy, silky.

Jul 04, 2017
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Jeffo from Netherlands

4.59/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this one from Plan B in Rotterdam

From a bottle into a snifter
Blueberry Cheesecake Stout

APPEARANCE: Clear black pour yields a 1+ finger, medium looking, creamy tan head with excellent retention. Black body with no real carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a full, creamy wisp but doesn’t cling to the glass. A splotchy and ring remains leaving touches of lacing as the glass empties.

SMELL: Smells like blueberry cheesecake. Vanilla and cream, blueberries for sure, milk chocolate and cookie dough. Really decadent and exactly as advertised.

TASTE: Blueberries, vanilla and creamy milk chocolate up front. Pretty flavorful and interesting. This really is blueberry cheesecake, just as advertised. Some bitter coffee and chocolate at the swallow, moving into a bold and persistent finish of blueberries, vanilla and cream, milk chocolate, roasted flavors and some bitter coffee and pure chocolate. This is really flavorful and decadent in the Omnipollo adjunct style. Lovely.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, goes down fine and finishes slightly mouth-coating. Some bitterness and heat lingers.

OVERALL: This is great. First had this one on tap at Borefts this past September and it was absolutely delicious. I think I went back three or four times. Very happy to see this in bottles and to also find out that it’s just as good. You’ll need to be a fan of adjunct-laden stouts to enjoy this, but if that’s your bag, you’ll love this one. It’s full of flavor and is exactly as advertised. Try it if you think you can appreciate the obviousness. Highly recommended.

Jun 23, 2017
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SoPeL from Poland

4.98/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Such amazing aroma pucturing nose, unbelievably volatile! A lot of raisins, sweet berries.
Beautiful smooth thick oily texture.
The colour is dark brown almost opaque strong coffee-style.
If it only hadn't been for this uber-sweetness, this would have been my all-time favourite beer.

Jun 10, 2017
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NicholasL from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Pours rich with slight dark tan head and slight lacing. Dark molasses in color.
S: Huge sweetness upfront. Heavy blueberry and vanilla. Marshmallow fluff. Graham cracker.
T: Not as sweet as the smell. Tart Blueberry with slight sweetness to follow. Slight dry and bitter ending. Hints of vanilla and graham cracker overall. Lingering taste of blueberry long after it leaves your mouth.
F: Good overall mouth feel. Not too heavy, nor too light. Carbonation just right.
O: Initially sweet but overall a well rounded beer that gets better as it warms. Recommended to those who like blueberry stout or interesting combinations. Definitely can taste the blueberry cheesecake.

May 02, 2017
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kitch from Hong Kong

4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 19th September 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku.

Appearance: It was black in colour with a nice one finger brown head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some spotty lacing.

Aroma: Pretty close to a blueberry cheesecake. There is a strong Graham cracker crumb mixture aroma along with toasted coconut flakes, vanilla and blueberries.

Taste: Moves away from blueberry cheesecake territory here. Sweet blueberry and blueberry jam were definitely there, followed by milk chocolate, vanilla and hints of sweet alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall: I think that the blueberry cheesecake experiment was definitely successful with the aroma, but not so much with the taste. However, it was still an enjoyable sweet dessert Imperial Stout.

Apr 03, 2017
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Bruno74200 from France

4.64/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I'm reviewing here the classic 12% version here and not the 14.5% barrel aged as some BAs have done here.

L - Pitch black with a thin lacing

S - Well, it really smells like a blueberry cheesecake, a lot on the biscuit, a bit on the lactose and the blueberry

T - Perfect balance. It seems like I'm eating a blueberry muffins with a latte. A good complexity of coffee, blueberry and malt presence

M - Quite thick, good carbonation, complemented well the taste

O - Maybe the most balanced Omnipollo dessert beer out there. Good complexity, nice sweetness. 12% ABV?! It can't be. I definitely can't tell. The best use of blueberries in beer I've had

Feb 17, 2017
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DefenCorps from Oregon

4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at HotD. Pricey but oh-so-good.

Jet black with a dark brown head with good retention and lacing, this looks solid. On the nose - OK WTF. This smells like blueberry cheesecake. Seriously. Coconut and vanilla round out the nose, but fuck, this really is like liquid blueberry cheesecake. Bourbon, Chocolate caramel, honey, Graham cracker, lactose sugar. Bourbon. Insane. How the hell did the blueberry character get integrated here, this should be, a trainwreck. It's been a while since a beer's made me chuckle with delight.

Feb 14, 2017
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John_M from Oregon

4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Probably my favorite of the Omnipollo BA beers pouring at HOTD the other day (though truth be told, everything was pretty good).

The beer pours an expected blackish brown color with considerable lacing and very good head retention. On the nose, this is quite impressive. I'm not sure I get any cheesecake in the aroma profile, but there's considerable bourbon, blueberry and light roasted pecans. Also picking up some nice vanilla, dark chocolate, some coconut and light coffee. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely in this fairly sweet stout, but both on the nose and palate, I was impressed by how well the blueberry blended in with the base beer and bourbon. Mouthfeel is fairly full and soft, and drinkability is terrific (alcohol is very well integrated into the flavor profile).

I had never heard of Omnipollo until the other day, and was at HOTD primarily for the Maja release. As I was there anyway, I thought I might as well as try a flight of the 4 BA Omnipollo beers available, and frankly, was completely blown away by all of them. All were excellent and delicious, especially this and the regular BA stout. Color me very, very impressed.

(As others have noted, these beers are pretty spendy. A 12 ounce glass was $14, and even a 3 ounce sample was $4.75. Is the beer worth it? Who knows, but the beers I tried were very, very good.)

Feb 13, 2017
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Hallu from France

3.86/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The nose is very close to the Noa Pecan Mud Cake beer. Too close to it in fact, I'm struggling to find the blueberries... You can guess there are dark fruits in there but that's it. One review called it a bit too artificial and I agree. It is not as balanced as the Noa. It is still a great sweet stout, but we're in Europe. I can buy a Samuel Smith stout for a third of the price of this. So it is not worth it. Omnipollo keeps coming with outrageous prices. Most of the time it's worth it but here it isn't. You can find beers that are 30 $ per bottle nowadays, and then there's Omnipollo with their 10 $ 33 cl beers. It has to stop. Either you do a masterpiece every time, or you lower the prices. I feel like Prairie may be the only brewery that can claim such high prices: almost all their beers deserve it. But Omnipollo has gone on a beer spree recently, like with their Buxton desert beers (there's like 5 or 6 variations) and they all cost almost 10$... Please stop. Focus on flagship beers like Zodiak or Noa.

Dec 08, 2016
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911CROFT from England

3.85/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle into an Omnipollo branded Shaker. Paid £7.80 for a single.

Pours an opaque, pitch-black, oily body that remains completely unchanged when held to the light. A dense, creamy one-finger in height, light tan coioured head reduces quickly to a thick film and collar, leaving behind small amounts of soapy lace.

Intense notes of blueberries and boiled sugar initially comprise the majority of the sweet and powerful nose. Huge amounts of milk chocolate follow, along with whipped cream, sweet roasted malts, chocolate cake, marshmallows and vanilla ice cream. Darker roasted espresso and earthy cocoa become perceptible towards the back end, while traces of alcohol hint at brandy-like warmth in the finish. Taste follows suit, leading upfront with huge amounts of blueberry jam and rich milk chocolate. Roasted dark malts follow, sweetened considerably by notes of chocolate sponge, vanilla, cream, red fruits and more blueberry, resulting in an almost black forest gateau-like impression throughout the lengthy mid palate. Towards the back end, sweetness begins to recede slightly and darker roasted characters become more prominent. Baking chocolate, earthy cocoa and slightly charred, acid roasted coffee begin to provide modest bitterness and balance the incredibly sweet start. In the mouth, an oily full body paired with low amounts of fine carbonation feel slick and smooth, but just a little too syrupy on the whole. Hints of ash, char and sweet tobacco join lingering roasted malt, bittersweet baking chocolate and earthy cocoa powder to help slightly dry the palate, but blueberry sweetness and assertive warming alcohol comprise the majority of the finish.

Overall this is a very good beer. Heavily dominated by multiple adjuncts, it’s hugely sweet and bursting with the advertised blueberry flavours, but somehow free from cloying. Despite steering clear of saccharine however, the ludicrously decadent flavour profile does lose some of its novelty during the latter half of the small bottle, and although well hidden for 12% ABV, alcohol slightly overshadows delicate roasted complexity in the finish. For those with a sweet tooth this is easily a beer worthy of seeking out, but even then, suitable only as a replacement for dessert and probably best split between two. Recommended.

Nov 25, 2016
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dar482 from New York

4.79/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The aroma explodes of blueberry jam, milk chocolate, lactose sweetness, cake, brownies, brown sugar, a sprinkling of candy and white sugar. It is one of those beers where you chuckle to yourself and can't believe beer actually smells as it does

The flavor follows with this delicate blueberry pie filling that just goes on and on. The cheesecake element is not completely sold without the graham cracker crust, and lemony tart cream cheese filling. Instead, the base stout takes a seat back without being overly roasted or coffee chocolate. Instead, a sweet milk chocolate keeps the confectionery blueberry flavor afloat.

Oct 24, 2016
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jashiu from Poland

5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had it from the first batch and second batch. Both equally amazing. Wish it was easier to get as this one was a hell to put my hands on.
Pours pitch black with a fair and robust tan head. Leaves some nice dirty lacing. There are no words to describe how amazing is the aroma, simply put it smells like a cheesecake taken straight out of a cartoon would smell like. Somewhere in the background you do get the blueberries but that’s totally dominated by the overwhelming and mouthwatering cheesecake. The blueberries get more noticeable as the beer warms up. The taste brings those blueberries to the front and unsurprisingly the cheesecake follows. I have to say that it feels like magic. I don't care how Omnipollo made it - they should make more! Carbonation is minimal, feels sticky and even a bit oily. I rarely give perfect scores but this one is totally justified for me. If I was to name a perfect desert stout this would be it. A beer I would stand in a line for any time I had a chance.

Oct 24, 2016
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bark from Sweden

3.87/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The colour is pitch-black, the finger thick head deep warm brown; it sinks slowly to a thin ring leaving no lacing.

The smell is sweet and smooth with fruity notes. “Smells like candy” the missus told me. Ripe bilberries, sweet chocolate, hints of vanilla and raspberry cookies. Alcohol in the background. Cheesecake? Well, yes.

The taste is intensively sweet, yet smooth. Quickly passing salty notes and growing fresh bilberries/blueberries. Warming clean alcohol. Digestive biscuits and whipped cream. Full to medium body. The aftertaste got growing roasted charcoal flavours, quickly passing bitterness, hot alcohol and sweet oat porridge. The long finish is sweet with bilberries, alcohol and dark chocolate bars.

The carbonation is strong; the small bubbles long-lived and smooth. The liquid is smooth, but at the same time rather light for 12%.

I drank this a few months back, and I remember the bilberry notes was more intense then. A creative (and sweet) take on the fruit imperial stout style.

Aug 06, 2016
Anagram - Blueberry Cheesecake from Omnipollo
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 65 ratings