Ominous | Bad Weather Brewing Company

OminousOminous
BA SCORE
73%
Liked This Beer
3.91 w/ 74 ratings
OminousOminous
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by dmadsen on 05-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,129
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
74
Liked:
54
Avg:
3.91/5
pDev:
11.51%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dhofrenn
4.6/5  rDev +17.6%
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 -4.6%
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 +4.3%
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 +4.3%
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 +12.8%
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 +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ta_hagen
4.79/5  rDev +22.5%
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 +22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sudo
2.88/5  rDev -26.3%
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 +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Czequershuus
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
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 -11.3%
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 -18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3/5  rDev -23.3%
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 +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of herman77
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warmbier804
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KyleSweetsema
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maedhros09
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Deep dark brown like a porter with generous tan head that retains nicely.

Smell: Sweet dark fruit

Taste: Moderately sweet dark fruit, mildly roasty, with mild herbal hops presence. Just enough alcoholic spice.

Feel: Thick and smooth

Overall: I wouldn't say I had low expectations for this beer - maybe slightly above average expectations. But from the pour, with its big fluffy head, to the last sip, I can honestly say this was a very pleasant surprise. The balance leans towards sweetness but it works very well. The palate has a nice complexity from the dark fruit to the slight roastiness, and the body is nice and thick. I definitely recommend trying this one if you can still find it.

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Photo of Sirwootalot
4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bad Weather - Ominous... and I poured it after trudging inside from a hard-blowing storm of micro-hail, damp and shivering. Perfect timing.

Pours a deep, insidious dark mahogany shade, yielding next to nothing to the light and mostly opaque. The smell is dank and wonderful - fresh, starchy banana bread. This beer is *really* good; roasted malts dominate, with rich notes all around - toffee, booze, toasted pepper flakes, a bit of plum; and what few hops there are merely round out the wonderfully bitter near-burnt roasted flavors. There isn't much to the aftertaste, but then again, there's little to no noticeable mouthfeel either - for all of its strength of aroma and flavor, it goes down like a strong Vietnamese iced coffee.

This is possibly the best damn "regular" beer I've ever had - anything better has been in a 4-pack, bomber, or on-tap only. I'm already making a note to go pick up a whole lot more in case it runs out, because I'm leaping straight from "could drink this almost every day" to making it so! I still kick myself in the foot over missing out on more of Summit's limited release pumpkin porter, so I could just be paranoid.

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Photo of DaveAnderson
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of s_wit
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Ominous from Bad Weather Brewing Company
Beer rating: 73% out of 100 with 74 ratings
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