Gimbagagompa Coffee Vanilla Granola

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American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,516
Ranked #10,799
4.05 | pDev: 20.74%
May 16, 2022
May 21, 2017
Coffee Vanilla Granola Imperial Stout
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.33/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
330 ml bottle at Cirkus, Stavanger, shared with Cunningham. ABV is 11%. Black colour. Strong aroma of sweetish and roast malts, vanilla and granola, less distinct coffee. Sweet flavour with pastry notes, vanilla and granola again, some coffee.
May 16, 2022
Rated: 1.43 by vfgccp from New York

Dec 31, 2019
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Reviewed by joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured to a BrewDog snifter.

A: Body si pitch black, head is dark brown with some great retention.
S: Aroma is nuts, literally. There's a big granola profile, followed by a cookie tone and nuts. It's both decadent and genius.
T: Taste is a round chocolate, coffee, granola, cookie chips perfection for a pastry stout.
M: Body is high. Alcohol is too showy. Sweetness is medium.
O: Another great pastry stout by Omnipollo. In love with this one.
Mar 31, 2019
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Reviewed by qrazvan from Romania

4.81/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Pitch black look, almost no foam, oily body.
Extraordinary smell dominated by hazelnuts, then vanilla and chocolate and a bit of oak.
The taste follows the scent notes, having the coffee and cocoa beans as base. A bit of acidity compensating just right the heavy and, in general sweet, essenses.
Vanilla and woody aftertaste, very lacing.
A simply wonderful Imp Stout, well above other known barrel aged stouts, made at Brouwerij de Molen.
Top notch!
Mar 10, 2019
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

4.59/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 1st February 2021. Poured into a snifter glass.

Appearance: Dark brown to black in colour with a thin half finger tanned head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only some sparse spotty lacing.

Aroma: Chocolate, granola, vanilla, nuttiness.

Taste: Bittersweet, roasty malts, chocolate, granola, coffee, vanilla, caramel with a hint of raisin and some spices.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, full bodied, with soft carbonation.

Overall: I love granola, so this is right up my alley, especially the aroma which I thought was near perfect. Meanwhile, the taste has a good balance between bitter and sweet, plus the nice granola, coffee and vanilla flavours.
Feb 18, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by HopBelT from Belgium

Feb 09, 2019
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Reviewed by nudeorganist from Finland

4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
As black as midnight on a moonless night with a small tan head. The smell reminds me of Nesquiks cereal I ate as a kid. That's because of the granola and cocoa. You get some of the granola promised, plenty of roasted coffee and a bit of the sweet vanilla to balance things out. Overall a great thick beer although my feelings are a bit mixed because of the rather nostalgic cereal vibe. The beer, as well as the taste in your mouth, lasts long.
Dec 22, 2018
Rated: 2.4 by BeerGlassesCollector from Cyprus

Dec 02, 2018
Rated: 2.62 by Houborg1 from Denmark

Oct 23, 2018
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Rated by mishi_d from Romania

4.69/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Black color, beige head, aroma of biscuits (granola?), chocolate and vanilla, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, soft carbonation.
Oct 05, 2018
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Reviewed by Bruno74200 from France

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
For Omnipollo stout, this is a Omnipollo stout. The coffee is present all along, the vanilla goes well with the biscuit malt for an impression of granola indeed. The hopiness is nice and despite its sweetness, the beer is quite balanced
Sep 29, 2018
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
From Labirratorium. In Teku glass. Playing Avernum 3. Original flavor profile, as expected in a omnipollo's dessert beer, with a taste that remind cereal bars with chocolate. Delicious sweetness. Abv well hidden. Low on foam
Jun 16, 2018
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from just under fridge temp after picking a bottle up from a bottle shop in Berlin. Pours jet black with nice light brown head. Nose is crazy, and just as advertised. Lots of granola, vanilla, chocolate, and coffee. Also picking up some maple - like a nice Canadian maple doughnut. Quite the decadent beer. Taste is not exactly as the nose would suggest. Initial bitterness - like licking coffee grounds, comes through. Definitely some granola, vanilla, and dark bitter chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Overall, a pretty nice pastry stout, but not the best.
Jun 01, 2018
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Reviewed by Phil-Fresh from California

4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Lots of chocolate/coffee like malts, followed by vanilla with light malt sweetness.

A: Black color, totally opaque, with a thin, tan head that has decent retention.

T: Lots of chocolate/coffee, followed by light vanilla, with a noticeable graham cracker like quality.

M: Full bodied with moderately light carbonation and a smooth mouth-feel.

O: Tasty; the beer has a great chocolate and coffee quality that is well supported by the vanilla and graham cracker like notes.
Jan 01, 2018
Rated: 3.95 by grover37 from District of Columbia

Dec 23, 2017
Rated: 4.6 by dcmchew from Romania

Nov 29, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Nov 11, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by 22Blue from Kansas

Oct 06, 2017
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Reviewed by Dzu from Russian Federation

4.59/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into teku from tap.
L: pitch black with a weak coffee like foam head.
S: nut, bisqweet.
T: coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla
F: tight body and soft carbonation.
O: another one masterpiece from Omnipollo.
Sep 05, 2017
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Omnipollos Hatt in Stockholm.

Pours a thick, jet black with some chocolate colored foam.

Huge smell, a truckload of hazelnut, vanilla and chocolate.

Taste is massive. An explosion of hazelnuts, vanilla, chocolate and coffee. Some warming booze and a robust bitterness finish.

Mouthfeel is thick and creamy.

I am a total sucker for Omnipollo's adjunct stouts, and this is another great one. More bitter and less sweet than the others I've tried, but it really works.
Jul 11, 2017
Gimbagagompa Coffee Vanilla Granola from Omnipollo
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 22 ratings