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Omnipollo

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From:
Omnipollo
 
Sweden
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
12%
Score:
95
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 7.85%
Ratings:
65
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Nov 24, 2020
Added:
Mar 21, 2016
Wants:
  11
Gots:
  11
SCORE
95
World-Class
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Notes: Collaboration with Dugges Bryggeri
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4.25 by eldoctorador from Chile on Nov 24, 2020
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3.71/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Guaro from Italy

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
 
4 by aztraz from Sweden on Sep 21, 2020
 
4.65 by tux_alin from Romania on May 20, 2020
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4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Brew_42 from Massachusetts

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
 
4.4 by kjkinsey from Texas on Jun 21, 2019
 
4.46 by mig100 from Texas on Jun 01, 2019
 
4.5 by Kdouble from Tennessee on Mar 09, 2019
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4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by FLima from Brazil

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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4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Jwale73 from Rhode Island

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
 
4.33 by SkiBum22 from New York on Apr 23, 2018
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4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by ovaltine from Indiana

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
 
4.51 by grover37 from District of Columbia on Dec 21, 2017
 
4.41 by DanGeo from Michigan on Nov 26, 2017
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4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Everydayoff from Thailand

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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4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Beersnake1 from California

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
 
4.59 by mytu420 from Romania on Sep 26, 2017
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4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Dzu from Russian Federation

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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4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by DJ-Hophead from England

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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4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by doktorhops from Australia

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
 
4.43 by mattsander from Canada (AB) on Aug 31, 2017
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4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 5
by josanguapo from Spain

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
 
4.49 by Kurmaraja from California on Aug 17, 2017
 
4.25 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Aug 01, 2017
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3.56/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by jrenihan from Canada (ON)

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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4.79/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

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
 
4.47 by HopBelT from Belgium on Jul 02, 2017
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4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Jeffo from Netherlands

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
 
4.33 by yuno from New York on Jun 13, 2017
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4.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by SoPeL from Poland

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
 
4.39 by Martine from England on May 18, 2017
 
4.25 by Skellbop from New York on May 08, 2017
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3.94/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by NicholasL from Illinois

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
 
4.53 by Magnus_Sweden from Sweden on Apr 20, 2017
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4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by kitch from Hong Kong

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
 
4.64 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin on Mar 30, 2017
 
4.35 by Wer34truh from Minnesota on Mar 18, 2017
 
4.31 by SayBoom from Ukraine on Mar 07, 2017
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4.64/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Bruno74200 from France

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
 
4.23 by Erik-P from Canada (BC) on Feb 16, 2017
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Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 65 ratings