I Wanna Be Your Dog

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American Imperial Stout
4.23 | pDev: 4.73%
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: Collaboration with Brewdog Brewing
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Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Single (pricey) 330 ml can, enticed in store with sampling at Keg and Cork in Edmonton.
Pours a deep black with a finger plus of rich brown head - dissipates fairly quickly.
The aroma is killer - sweet chocolate, graham cracker, caramel - chocolate bar in a glass.
Taste of more dark chocolate and caramel, though still get the graham cracker, vanilla, but also some coffee notes with a bit of roasty bitterness; as warmed got hints of coconut - almost Mounds bar like but boozier.
Medium full mouthfeel - not as thick as I recall when sampling in store (though that was a few months back) but nice with balance of bittersweet.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml can - great name for a brew, and especially something as big as a barrel-aged Imperial Stout.

This beer pours a solid black abyss, with no edges, nohow, and three fingers of puffy, rocky, and somewhat creamy brown head, which leaves some stellar Swiss cheese pattern lace around the glass it genially recedes.

It smells of rich milk chocolate, artisanal vanilla ice cream, sugary cafe-au-lait, bready and doughy caramel malt, gooey toffee, a bit of oily nuttiness, and very subtle rum-like barrel woody notes. The taste is gritty and grainy caramel malt, a lesser biscuity toffee sweetness, chocolate pudding, those discount store vanilla wafer cookies, milky coffee, indistinct nutty notes, and a still rather tame, and not particularly boozy oakiness.

The carbonation is average in its palate-satiating frothiness, the body a dense medium-heavy weight, and generally smooth, with just a touch of alcohol ingress perhaps making a bit of inroads here. It finishes well off-dry, the cocoa, caramel, vanilla, and nutty essences still leaning strongly in that direction.

Overall - this is a rather pleasant and engaging big-boy offering, even if the barrel treatment comes across a little underwhelmingly. Not a bad thing, as the base Noa Pecan stout doesn't really need a whole lot of, um, accessorizing, if you will. Totally worth checking out.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Black color with mocha head. Aroma is full on dessert with biscuits, brownies, cookies, some rum extract and vanilla ice cream. Taste follows balanced, sweet but also a bit astringent at first, more bitter and chocolate forward on the finish. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation. Really nice one. Similar to Noa, really fudgy but I don't really get any barrel character.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.57/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured to an Ora et Labora taster.

This is known to be Noa but barrel aged in bourbon barrels. Noa is one of my favourite stouts from Omnipollo. Let's do this.

A: Body is pitch black. Thick. Head is minimal to lowest end of survivalism. Still very good looking.
S: Aroma is incredible and unforgettable. It's still Noa. Aging this beer hasn't really changed anything. Not sure I'm really able to spot bourbon on the end of the aroma but I'd swear I really can't.
T: Taste starts off like pecan craziness of Noa but now you can feel there's a slight bourbon touch that by not being prominent, acts like a huge basic profile that enables everything to flow freely. Technically, it's impressive how bourbon connects even more all the flavours inside Noa.
M: Body is high. Carbonation is exceptionally high for this beer. Would love it if they could wind down the carbonation to a more stale drink. Sweetness is spot on and alcohol is nearly missable. Which makes it a great drink.
O: I'm not even sure if this isn't actually better than Noa. Bourbon gives it more soul but carbonation should be a lot lower so, yeah, it's better than Noa, taste-wise.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A collaborative product between Omnipollo and Brewdog. A whiskey barrel aged imperial stout.

Classical nose for an Omnipollo stout. Very aromatic with gourmet notes of chocolate ganache, vanilla, coffee.
The whiskey barrel brings some iodin in the taste and round up the whole thing.
Enjoyable but not as bold as some of their work

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I Wanna Be Your Dog from Omnipollo
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 12 ratings