Ominous | Bad Weather Brewing Company

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3.93/5
Very Good
80 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bad Weather Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
badweatherbrewery.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Clouds grow dark, the wind picks up, a chill sets in -- the weather is not looking good. Thankfully, our winter seasonal OMINOUS is the perfect beer for this situation. Warming from the inside out, it’s a good reason to stay indoors. At 7.5% abv, this Midwest Warmer has layers to stand up to the most frigid of winter nights or rain-soaked spring days. American, English and Belgian malts come together to satisfy the soul with a rich, nutty, roasted flavors. Dark candi sugar brings out hints of dates, raisins, plum and chocolate. OMINOUS is a dark storm of a beer - big, intense and something to keep your eye on.

Added by dmadsen on 05-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,172
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
80
pDev:
10.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of Lundste
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into glass. Stamped on bottom of can is '12-19-16', but bottle shop selling tag has the date of '1/23/2017'.
Clear ruby brown colored body. Three finger khaki head with aggressive pour, settles to thick cap. Some spots and strings of lacing.
Aroma of dark roasted malts, dark fruit, and sweet candi sugar.
Taste of nutty roasted malts, with dark fruit such as dates and plum, and a touch of dark chocolate.
Smooth, medium mouth feel.
A tasty brown ale with dark fruit aspects.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Evilyak
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

yeah. i could get used to this one.

poured from a can, not too cold, into a glass. dark, dark brown.

definitely sweet. the ever-popular dark fruit shows up in this one - dried cherries but also fig. i like what someone said downstairs in terms of banana bread, too.

strong but not boozy. thick but not clingy.

a++++ would buy again.

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Photo of BrewNoob1
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dhofrenn
4.6/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

An excellent porter, great taste, lovely malt aromas with light bitterness.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Clear deep garnet color. Light sweet caramel malt aromas, and sticky tree fruit. Also slightly bitter to the nose. Bready and caramel malt throughout, dates and sticky tree fruit, and a slightly mild bitter aftertaste. Can feel the alcohol vaporization in the body.

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Photo of bsp77
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma and flavor of caramel, chocolate and dark fruits. The finish has some spicy, floral hops and a titch of walnut. Fairly full body with a surprisingly dry finish. Nice stronger version of a traditional Brown.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Ominous pours a dark brown color with a small lacing head. There is a malty and earthy aroma, with hints of bourbon. Taste is very malty with a sweet liqueur flavor, with hints of wood. Nice body and flavor. Overall, fantastic beer, very smooth big yet easy to drink.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.41/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice dark color. A bit of head that lasts for a bit. Nose is a bit hard to describe, but it is pleasing. The taste is rich. It's got chocolate notes to it as well. Not bad at all.

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Photo of CCutch
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ta_hagen
4.79/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My go to winter warmer now for sure. The taste has flavors of banana bread, figs, red peppers, black cherry, and caramel. Has the burnt brown ale tasty finish. Kind of tastes hoppy when cold, but when it warms up, you get more of cherry and (raisin)ing taste. The raisin taste stays on the palate, but is very nice. At 7.5% abv, no hint of alcohol and these could get you in trouble if you loose count of how many you have. A good option for a cold night, which we've had plenty of this winter here in Minnesota. Thumbs up!

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Photo of BirchPoint
4.79/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sudo
2.88/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had it on tap at hola arepa. Honestly, I liked the "imperial brown ale" version more from earlier 2015. Now it's a hoppy murky/cloudy reddish strong ale with subtleties of it's former self. Almost tasted infected like tart? but I could be wrong. Over all, no longer impressed and probably won't seek it out again unless it changes for the better.

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Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
4.46/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Czequershuus
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a dark reddish brown with a small head. The aroma starts with a distinct fruit sweetness, like figs covered in sugar, as well as baked carrots, plums, blueberries, and a hit of dark wood. The flavor is much less sweet than the aroma, with flavors of banana bread, figs, red pepper flesh, black cherry, and caramel. There is a slight off flavor at the end that is worth mentioning. As the beer settles there is just the slightly unpleasant flavor of chewing on wood chips. It is not huge, but it is an issue. The mouthfeel is pleasantly full. Overll this is a really good winter beer is fairly rare style.

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Photo of NickSMpls
3.47/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A dark, rich brown ale. No visible date code. The head fades rapidly. Malts and toffee with some background notes I can't quite make out. The aroma is beer-y but not distinctly malt or hop. Taste is hop-forward with the ABV showing through. For a strong ale, this has plenty of high class competition. Not bad, but nothing out of the ordinary. Given this is a seasonal beer and was purchased in mid-December, we figured it was fresh, but I note the review previous to this was in Feb. Did we get an old one? No way to tell.

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Photo of Lucular
3.2/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a strong taste of alcohol

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Photo of Briancaldel
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of herman77
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Ominous from Bad Weather Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 80 ratings