Agamemnon | Omnipollo

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Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of InvasionofColloidialHaze
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Scents of chocolate, coffee, graham cracker, maple syrup and marshmallow w/ hint of coconut. Has strong and robust roasted malt tones, but melds with sweetness quite well. No hop aroma.
Appearance: Has a thick, witch black color to it. Poured rather syrup-like w/ a nice thick brown head that finished of velvet-like, but w/ peaks that has settled into a lingering mocha tinge for extra character. Has some beautiful legs forming on side of glassware.
Flavor: Has a strong chocolate, maple syrup, coffee w/ lesser amounts of coconut, vanilla, graham cracker and marshallow w/ a sublte spice character. Has flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, and slightly cardamom while reminding me of a German Chocolate cake or a Chocolate Mousse and slightly w/ dark fruits drizzled with chocolate. Robust and heavy malt profile that synergizes w/ the adjuncts very well. No hop flavor.
Mouthfeel: Thick and velvety, has a coating mouthfeel due to syrup and also has consistency of a marshmallow. Very chewy and lingers on the palate mostly roasty, chocolate and maple notes. Has moderate carbonation w/ a slight alocohol heat and warming which is surprising due to it’s ABV.
Overall: A very well-made, traditional American stout that so happens to come from Swede (no offense to the the Swedish, they’re great people, just pointing out origin of the brewer), but still brewed in the U.S.
A dark and robust, very flavorful stout that would be great for sharing or on your own, or pairing with certains desserts or cheeses. More of a complex stout that has many different flavors, but all harmonizing very well to make this great and drinkable stout. I highly recommend.

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Photo of teromous
4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From the bottom of the can in stretched printed letters: "BATCH #001 21:02 YOU'RE GONNA MISS ME"

Appearance: The beer is pitch black with a large, thick, frothy, khaki head. The beer has very good head retention and lacing. The can states "ALC 12.5% BY VOL." and it has an absurdly well-formed head for this ABV.

Aroma: There is a strong and welcoming coffee and cocoa aroma to the beer. It smells just like a mochachino. There is a bit of alcohol that comes through.

Taste: Up front there is a thick syrupy brown sugar and caramel flavor dosed with chocolate and coffee liqueur. A sugar rush pumps through the veins as soon as this is sipped. Each sip is a shot of concentrated flavor. There is so much to be savored in this beer.

Mouthfeel: The beer is the definition of full bodied. It is smooth, luxurious, and decadent.

Overall: Part of me wondered if this beer was truly "ALC 12.5% BY VOL." (as indicated by the can) because although it has a high presence of alcohol it doesn't quite deliver the burn one might expect. The other part of me was too busy enjoying all of the luxurious aromas, flavors, and textures of the beer. A fan of coffee, chocolate, or caramel will find themself at home with a beer such as this. I recommend it as sure as the sun rises and I would drink it again just as expectidly. Another win from Omnipollo. I sat there thinking if there was anything to detract from the beer...and aside from the sweetness, if the beer truly meets the ABV it is a hallmark. Omnipollo, I would miss you if you were gone, because this is a phenomenal beer. A highly recommended beer that I would absolutely buy again.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a red wine glass from the can.

Appearance: comes off a deep dark brown tinted black someone thick but someone thin almost resembling a porter but has a thick dart in head reflecting no molasses or coffee used for the beer. Settles quick after one sip to almost nothing with sticky lacing on the glass.

Smell: smells of espresso and warm toffee.

Taste: sweet sweet still a touch malty. Molasses and coffee and light mocha.

Mouth: very sticky beer and my favorite characteristic of the beer. Medium carbonation with a very full body. Above-average aftertaste which lingers.

Overall: very good beer but I have had better Maple infused beers from other breweries. No tweaking needed just take your time and you will definitely enjoy it especially if you love imperial stouts. Salud!

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Photo of Dr_C
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big, bold stout.

Poured deep dark brown with a burnt caramel colored head about an inch and a half talk and lasted most for many minutes leaving beautiful lacing. Truly a good looking dark brew. I was surprised by another review saying a thin almost non existent head as mine was close to perfect.

Aroma was mild and perhaps the weakest feature. Slightly malty but hinting of the flavor below.

Taste, up front maple syrup but not overpowering. Malt, vanilla, caramel and a hint of cinnamon. Feel was not quite as thick as was expecting but not bad.

Overall a great stout that was very satisfying, complex enough to make it good but not so complex that it wasn't easy to drink.

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Photo of FBarber
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark deep back color. Thin, almost non-existent brown head lingers on the beer.

Aroma has notes of roasted malts, some light maple syrup notes, and molasses.

Taste has notes of rich roasted malts, almost charred. Light notes of vanilla, maple syrup, coffee, cartelized sugars with an surprisingly pronounced bitterness on the finish. Beer is very hot - really warms the throat and stomach as its consumed.

Feel is thick and syrupy. Sprightly carbonation.

Overall this is a beast of a beer. Very hot - to my palate its just too much.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from Tavour,
Inky black in color with a thin bubbly tan head that surprisingly shows some retention. Rich molasses and dark sugars with bits of dark dried fruits. Caramelized sugars roasty chocolate and burnt grains. Thick mouthfeel bordering on straight syrup. Flavorful beer but thick and sweet.

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Photo of Oh_Dark_Star
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours thick and deep black with a hint of auburn. Almost no head to speak of but a lingering line at edge of the snifter glass. Feels unusually heavy for the ABV. Maple bacon booze on the nose. Something different immediately upon tasting... like a char with tartness and a leathery note. Also the way it trails off I cannot explain as I've never experienced it before (imagine what the color grey might taste like) This is my first beer from Sweden and it didn't disappoint but it's not one I'd go back to.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pitch black pour with nice dense creamy caramel colored lacing.

S - Beautiful aroma with light char underneath chocolate malt, burnt caramel, and thick legs on the sides of the glass.

T - Dark chocolate roast, smokey char, dark cream, a brief hit of maple up front, and ends with a lingering bitter chocolate char. There's a small amount of acrid character that detracts a bit from the flavor.

M - Thick, heavy, viscous, and lip smacking sticky with a creamy / velvety texture. There's some slight warming on the way down.

O - Would score higher if it weren't for the pesky acrid character. Otherwise, quite good and the alcohol is well hidden overall for 12.5%.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.74/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: pours thinner black, with almost no head.
S: rich roasted malt, dark chocolate, molasses, slight maple. Smells pretty good.
T: the roasted malt and molasses dominate but there is definitely a sweet maple throughout. I’m not a fan of molasses.
F: sticky but thin. The finish is a bitter.

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Photo of clayrock81
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with minimal head and no lace whatsoever, to be frank. Boozy, roasted malts an almost meatiness in the aroma (Bacon-like?), with a hint of maple syrup. Dry, sticky, again the maple syrup aspect is almost non-existent but there's just enough to add a layer of sweetness to make sure beer isn't tastebud-nuking dry. The ABV is well-hidden, but this beer is really dry thanks to roasted malts and again something akin to a bacon-like dryness/meatiness. Slow sipper that is best enjoyed during the winter.

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Photo of DoghouseReilly3946
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Date: Batch #001 with message "You're Gonna Miss Me", consumed on 03/30/19.

Appearance: Pours out like a soda with plenty of ruby color but once its in the glass, things get almost pitch black. A rather minimal fingers worth of dark tan head results from a hard pour. It looks perfectly nice in the glass.

Aroma: This beer smells flat out awesome. A bevy of complex sweet and burnt malt aromas leap from the glass followed by espresso, maple, dark chocolate, cream, and a little wood smoke. I am also getting some salinity off the nose. I also believe there is lactose used here, but if the nose is any indication, it shouldn't be grossly sweet.

Taste: This tastes similar to Evil Twin's recent milk stout, 90 Day Dry Aged Stout. Its malt driven with some charr, yet it also has a present sweetness from the milk sugar and maple syrup that cuts the charr off at the knees. Also the maple here is more of one facet of the overall complexity of the beer rather than the focal point I thought it would be. Founders CBS, this is not. The bitter dark chocolate and coffee notes come in on the back end lending a nice bitter, almost hoppy component that lessens the sweetness a bit. The hop presence on the finish brings something like North Coast's Old Rasputin to mind. The mouthfeel on Agamemnon is more toward medium-full, much lighter than almost every other +12% stout I can think of. Some of the ABV does creep through a little more than I would have thought with the addition of maple syrup and lactose. After it has has some time to come up to temp, some soy sauce and beef jerky flavors emerge. Its decent overall, I just cant help but feel that this one needs a little more tweaking to get to where it should be. Its too roasted to be a milk or pastry stout and too sweet and thin to be a Russian Imperial Stout. In short, Agamemnon's identity crisis leaves this one something shy of the sum of its parts.

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Photo of PicoPapa
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can. Batch #001. Pours a viscous black with a thin layer of medium brown head. Some lacing. The aroma dark chocolate, espresso, graham crackers, roasted malts and earth. Smells a bit like a s’more. The taste is sweet but bitter. Chocolate syrup, black coffee, cocoa powder, espresso, roasted malts and earth. And underlying sweetness from the maple syrup as well, but it’s not as overpowering in this one as it is some other beers. Espresso, maple syrup and leather finish. Lots of alcohol heat. Heavy body with very little carbonation and a slick mouthfeel.

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Photo of BB1313
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Batch #001. 16oz can poured into a tulip. Pours black with a dark khaki head that fades leaving solid retention and lacing. The aromas are subtle and malt forward. Hints of cocoa and marshmallow. It doesn't smell bad, but it's not intense or anything crazy. The flavors are bold and rich. Some dark chocolate. More subtle hints of marshmallow. Some hints of coffee in the mix. The maple comes through without dominating or taking over. The maple definitely makes this one sticky and slightly syrupy. It's on the sweeter side, but it's definitely not cloying or over the top. Nice malt backbone. Finishes slightly warm along with some alcohol notes, but it's not hot or boozy at all. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate to low carbonation. It's thick, creamy, velvety and fluffy. It's pretty smooth despite drinking somewhat on the bigger side.

This is a pretty solid Imperial Stout. There's alot to like about this one and it has alot of good stuff going for it. The maple comes through and the craftsmanship is impressive. It's enjoyable and fun to drink. It's probably even better than my "numerical score" might indicate, which I personally consider a good score to begin with. I like it.

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Photo of chinchill
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap in Seneca SC at The Beer Station.
Near black body with a decent tan head.
Coffee in the aroma, with a bit less in the complex flavor. Bitter sweet with additional notes of dark chocolate and wood.
High ABV is pretty well hidden.

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Photo of maximum12
3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Missed this last time around, which was upsetting, because I love stout, maple syrup, & Homer. 16 oz. can split with my wife (I have another she doesn’t know about).

Is black, with a nose bringing the syrup, chocolate, & general sweetness. Nice.

Agamemnon – I eagerly await the release of Achilles, Troy, & Briseis. Very nice thrust of maple syrup, with an underlaying malt/stout base that shouts “European!” Underneath there are an almost rye-like spiciness, chocolate, dagger of roast, with an alcohol finish that can’t be tasted, but can be sensed in the sinuses. The rare stout I believe I could sip next to the grill on a hot summer day.

Very good beer.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark brown black with a khaki colored foam head. Butterscotch buttery aroma, some maple comes through, toasty, chocolate, dark dried fruit, molasses. Taste brings maple sugar, maple syrup, dark chocolate, roasted toasty malts, dark coffee, dark dried fruits, dark berries, molasses, caramel, sugary maple, with a small hint of hops to balance the sweetness. Thick medium-full bodied, creamy slick with moderate low smooth carbonation. Overall a real nice imperial stout brewed with maple syrup.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark and delicious. Head is slightly tanned with lacing that leaves the beautiful rings as it is consumed. Nose is almost like a cola. Taste lingers for a while that reminds you of the Abv, quickly.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 33cL can with a different visual than the one shown here. Pieces of the vase everywhere.

The coffee, bacon and maple are nice in here and bring complexity to this imperial stout. Not overly sweet but too bad the mouthfeel is somehow a bit watery

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Photo of Suds
3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a super thick, utterly dark beer. The head is slim, tan in color, and small-bubbled. The aroma is chocolate, roasted grain, and heavily toasted malt-forward. The taste is balanced and malty. It hides its alcohol well. Interesting, drinkable, and fun.

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Photo of superspak
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into snifter, canned in 1/2019. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense and rocky tan head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, maple syrup, caramel, toffee, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, and dark bread/crust; with lighter notes of licorice, vanilla, raisin, cherry, prune, fig, date, smoke, charcoal, wood, leather, tobacco, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Slight booze in the aromas as it warms. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/black/roast/bready malts, maple syrup, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, maple syrup, caramel, toffee, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, and dark bread/crust; with lighter notes of licorice, vanilla, raisin, cherry, prune, fig, date, smoke, charcoal, wood, leather, tobacco, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal, woody, grassy, peppery hops; and roast/charred bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, maple syrup, caramel, toffee, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, dark bread/crust, licorice, vanilla, dark fruit, cherry, smoke, charcoal, wood, leather, tobacco, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/black/roast/bready malts, maple syrup, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a fantastic roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; and no cloying, acrid, astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/char bitterness. Light-medium carbonation and very full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety, and lightly slick/sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Minimal lingering warmth of 12.5% after the finish. Overall this is an amazing flavored imperial stout! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/black/roast/bready malts, maple syrup, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV, with the mildly bitter/charred/drying finish. Insanely rich/well rounded malts and balanced maple syrup complexity; with restrained fruity yeast, and solid earthy hop presence/balance. Not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example. Not as amazing as the BBA as expected, but pretty close.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Maple stout action - black-bodied ale presents lots of molasses, chocolate, and ashen char - all dosed with ample amounts of maple syrup - rich and smooth - sweet, of course, but not cloying, and despite some stickiness, has a drying bitterness that balances out the sugars nicely...

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Photo of Phineasco
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Black with medium khaki head. Has low carbonation.
Smell: Blueberry pancakes, maple syrup, biscuit, and ginger bread.
Taste: Sweet, maple syrup, blueberry pancakes, mocha, and a bitter bite.
Mouthfeel: Medium.
Overall: A solid pastry stout from omnipollo.

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Photo of JakerLou
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a jet black with very little to no head. More like wisps of tan foam.

Smell is chocolate, vanilla, soy sauce and a hint of alcohol.

Taste is similar to the nose. Chocolate is up front with hints of vanilla, coffee and soy. There is a definite alcohol burn in the finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth and pleasant.

Overall this is a nice beer but it is not what I was expecting. The maple aspect of the beer is totally missing for me.

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Photo of bgold86
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours jet freakin black, nice dark brown head, super sweet vanilla nose, almost approaching spoiled milk though...Tons of blueberry flavor, coffee and chocolate, not a lot of maple syrup. A weird beer, at $17 bucks for the 12.7 ounces, def a nice try, but not worth it at the end of the day.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. 2013 bottle, properly cellared. Pours pitch black, opaque in the glass, with only a few patches of brown foam and a tiny ring around the glass. Aroma of toasted, charred malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, licorice and light molasses. Flavor is smoky toasted dark malt, high cacao chocolate, light coffee and vanilla. Finishes with smoke and char, vanilla, chocolate and light oak and grassy hop bitterness. Nice nearly syrupy creamy body with decent carbonation considering the lack of head on pouring. A really nice, dark, smoky, toasty stout with good light chocolate and coffee notes and some woody barrel flavors, although I'm not sure this was barrelled. High ABV well covered by quite rich taste. A very enjoyable deep, dark stout.

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