Agamemnon | Omnipollo

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Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by avalon07 on 06-05-2013

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.52/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, fudge, and dark fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and char flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is quite rich all around.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of metter98
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a thin dark mocha colored head that quickly died down, leaving delicate lacing covering the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of roasted and smoked malts are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of dark malts along with some notes of roastiness. No maple syrup is detectable.
M: It feels full-bodied and quite rich on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a heavy beer but its thickness helps cover up the booze nd for the most part masks much of the 12.5% alcohol content.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

With its extreme roast character and a nod toward the "Alice in Wonderland" theme, the whimsy about what is masculine and what is sweet intertwines in a taste of both sultry and robustness.

Black for sure, the ale pours with the consistency of over-cooked coffee. Its dark body slowly releases a short-statured head of foam that struggles to retain. In the end a gentle swirl regenerates a short-lived head with minimal lace- the ale simply struggles with its strength- at least in the appearance department.

Strong roast aromas pronounce upon the nose as the scent of espresso, campfire, grassy hops, cocoa-rich chocolates, and roasted walnuts penetrate the nose with a complex and sharp aromatic detail.

Also roast-heavy, the beer's taste is chocked full of burnt barley, espresso, cocoa powder, seared woods and over-cooked toffee. Its malty-dry taste is of ash and molasses to taste, but without the supporting sweetness to match. Hoppy with grass, pine, and the citrus components that are usually tossed out after the pulp in consumed tells me that the beer reaches just a tad too far.

Also robustly textured, the malty body is dry and burnt and with the powdery texture of ashen pine bark. Strong in its alcohol portrayal, the beer finishes with grape seed and roast-derived astringency.

Yea, I explain a lot of what's wrong with this beer. But that's only because its so close to greatness. Its over-roast character completely overwhelms the maple additions are relegates it to something that's normal to the typical malt bill. The burnt grains simply can't get out of their own way in order to resemble any type of balance.

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Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of mendvicdog
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of drewone
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tdm168
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of JAHMUR
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of krome
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
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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Photo of dar482
4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours out in a very thick black color with huge brown head that leaves a brown ring around the glass.

The aroma has roasted malt with coffee, chocolate. It's very rich and has that umami behind it.

The flavor follows with a ton of sweet roasted malt and chocolate, but then it hits you with lots of umami. It's almost like drinking meaty soy juice with how big and bold the rich smokey flavors are.

The body is freaking huge and it goes down like motor oil. It's a very full beer and I guess the maple syrup must help give it that sweetness, but also that huge smokey, woody, and maple flavor along with that body.

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

A big, rich, chewy stout- very much in the Swedish style. Pours black as pitch, and quite viscous, but with very little head. What head there is sort of bubbles up out of the beer like swamp gas rising, leaving an espresso crema on the surface for a while. Lots of licorice in the nose, Scandinavian style- deep and dry. There is also a touch of bitter chocolate and even coffee. The taste is even deeper and better. More of that deep, dry licorice and darkly roasted grain. Lots of bitter chocolate, and a bit of sweetness and a touch of vanilla mid finish. At the the end you get more black coffee and bitterness. Really excellent. Somewhat chewy in the mouth, but smooth finish. An extremely enjoyable beer.

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Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sd123
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Agamemnon from Omnipollo
4.23 out of 5 based on 163 ratings.
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