Agamemnon
Omnipollo

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #927
ABV:
12.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,601
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 8.85%
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
327
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Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
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Notes: Invited to brew in the US I wanted to use local ingredients. Agamemnon is an Imperial Stout brewed with maple syrup. Boiled 7 hours.
-Henok
Imperial Stout, 12.5 % by vol.
Brewed at Pub Dog Brewing in the USA.
Artwork by Karl Grandin.
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Reviews by dbl_delta:
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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Undated can into pint glass. Pours a very dark brown (SRM 34-36). I managed to coax a thin medium-tan head out of it, which dissipated almost immediately. Maple, chocolate, espresso, roasted malts and vanilla are evident. Mouthfeel is thick and fairly smooth; alcohol is extremely well hidden. Finish is sweet maple syrup, with just a bit of bitterness. Overall, much better than what I expected when I saw "brewed with maple syrup" on the can - I've had an unfortunate encounter or two with the genre. This one wasn't bad, but I don't think I could take a steady diet of Agamemnon.

Mar 09, 2021
More User Reviews:
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DrinkSlurm from New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Jul 13, 2013
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FBarber from Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

Apr 23, 2019
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oct 21, 2017
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twelveinches from Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Sep 30, 2013
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avalon07 from South Carolina

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

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a jet black color and a thick, impenetrable consistency. Almost no head to speak of, but a decent amount of lacing.

S: A nice aroma of chocolate, malt, a little coffee, and a sugary element.

T: Tasted of roasted malt, a good dose of chocolate, some coffee (but not a lot), and the advertised maple syrup (this ingredient doesn't make a huge impression, but it is welcome). A big, complex, powerful flavor. Very, very tasty.

M: A below average amount of carbonation, but a super smooth and creamy finish. Full-bodied.

O: A well made, easy to like stout. Definitely drinkable.

Jun 05, 2013
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JAHMUR from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Jun 18, 2013
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popery from California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

Jun 24, 2013
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BirdsandHops from Oregon

4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Mar 28, 2016
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CAMRAhardliner from Canada (ON)

4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with cola edges and a small tan head. The aroma is of milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel, roasted malts and stewed fruits. The taste is a rich mix of chocolate notes and dark malts. Solid bitterness in the back with retrained, fruity hop notes. The mouthfeel is full bodied with light carbonation. The finish is moderately bitter and roasty for ages. Alcohol is very well hidden throughout.

This is a fantastic Imperial Stout. Very complex and quaffable. The vanilla and maple syrup and lots of nuanced flavors. A must try.

Feb 23, 2020
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oriolesfan4 from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Jul 19, 2013
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Velivolus1 from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 03, 2020
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Mojopin88 from Mississippi

4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 24, 2019
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WilliamD from Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

b-f oh we can-take

Mar 17, 2019
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CloudStrife from New York

4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle split and poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a thick very black with a mahogany head. Leaves some spots of lacing on the glass. Head remains as a thin film throughout the glass.

S: Roasted malts blended with coffee and chocolate. A bit of smokiness to it. Sweet maple syrup as the bottle indicates. A touch of booze in there hints at things to come.

T: Starts off as a full bodied wholesome stout with a strong roastiness. After swallowing dark fruits, tobacco, alcohol, coffee and carmel come through.

M: Has low carbonation and a full body. I like the creamy mouthfeel that compliments the bold flavors. Some stickiness comes through from the sweetness.

Overall maple syrup makes a great compliment to the strong stout flavor. Great looking bottle made this an easy sell. Give it a shot if you're into bold and complex beers.

Jun 28, 2013
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teamwiggum from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 13, 2019
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wethorseblanket from California

4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Mar 06, 2015
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Odysseyalien from New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 09, 2015
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ChipChaight from New York

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from Vinyl Beer on the UES NYC. Pours black with two fingers of medium dark tan head that dissipates, nice boozy lacing, smell is maple syrup, vanilla, and booze, hints of browny batter, boozy vanilla cake, taste is very sweet maple syrup, nice roast character, dark chocolate, diner coffee, vanilla, and booze, feel is medium bodied, nice carbonation. Maple syrup drenched roasted boozy vanilla cake in a glass.

Dec 05, 2020
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thecheapies from Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Agamemnon.

Black as hell. Mocha brown head with great stickage. Looks like motor oil, for sure.

Faintly smoky with notes of dark chocolate, maple, and licorice. Heavy heavy roastiness equipped with noticeable malt bitterness to combat what smells like sweetness.

A roasty sweet malt wonderland with huge flavor notes of bitter chocolate, gooey toffee, booze, licorice, spicy hops, maple, and faint smokiness. Incredible stuff.

Silky, yet soft, too. Has some suds, not many but some. Feels good and thick.

A very good impy. Love how the sweetness turned how to be milder.

Jul 12, 2013
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GRG1313 from California

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Sep 08, 2013
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bpfrush from Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 31, 2018
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gopens44 from Virginia

4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great looking thick beige head hides for just a moment a rich, sweet coffee laden aroma. Rounding out the experience is just a hint of marshmallow. Velvety feel brings with it that same coffee but the sweetness takes on a bit more of a savory direction. Little bit of alcohol and almond in the tail end as it exits very dry and coffee bitter remain.

Jun 23, 2019
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pants678 from California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 16, 2016
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LiquidAmber from Washington

4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Apr 23, 2015
Agamemnon from Omnipollo
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 327 ratings