Ominous | Bad Weather Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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:
#10,391
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
80
pDev:
10.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
18
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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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

Photo of zeff80
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of mothman
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into bad weather chalice.

1 finger of tan head. Color is a deep black.

Flavor profile: Very stout-like. Molasses and licorice. Caramel and chocolate. Some dark fruits. It seems to have a coffee roast to it. It also has a creaminess to it with notes of vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and roasted. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends dry and roasted.

Overall, a very interesting take on a 'winter warmer'. This beer is delicious. Very easy to drink with a lot of awesome flavors.

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Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Nose: spice, malt, rich sugars, fruit.
Brilliant mahogany, 1" finely bubbled off-white foam cap, slowly dissipates to thick film, excellent lace.
Palate: rich, dark fruit, dark sugars, chocolate, prune to cherry, touch of cola grown in intensity by the finish, some pepper in the finish. Sweet but not cloying.
Chewy, medium low carbonation, fine and soft carbonation, creamy.

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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 MattyG85
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark brownish black with some hints of amber. Moderate amount of bubbles and a big three finger tan head which slowly fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A nicely roasty and sweet dark malt driven aroma with good hints of chocolate and dark fruit. Dark roasted malts with good hints of chocolate, biscuit, grains, toast, coffee, caramel, toffee, nuts, and yeast. Sweet scent of molasses and candied sugar. Dark fruit presence with hints of raisins, plum, prune, and dates. Also some earthy hops in the background. A very solid malty aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma suggests, a deep roasty and sweet dark malt driven taste with good notes of chocolate and dark fruit. Toasty dark roasted malts with a big taste of biscuit, chocolate, toast, coffee, grains, caramel, toffee, yeast, and nuts. Sweet taste of candied sugar and dark molasses. Dark fruit undertones with notes of raisin, prune, plum, and dates. Earthy hops linger in the background. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy and somewhat syrupy. Finishes fairly smooth with only minimal alcohol heat.

Overall: A very good take on the winter warmer style. More on the roasty chocolate side than the spicy type. Kind of reminds me of Great Divide's Hibernation.

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Photo of morimech
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown with red tint. Two fingers of head forms and settles to a thick cap. Very little lacing sticks to the glass.

The aroma consists of bready, caramel, and slightly nutty malt with hints of cocoa and candied sugar. Hops seem to be earthy with a slightest touch of pine.

Malty and earthy flavor. I wonder what yeast they used. Seems to be an American yeast. I would of preferred a British yeast that would of given more esters and buttery flavor. The candied sugar is tasted besides just bumping up the ABV. Get some nutty and chocolate notes.

Nice carbonation along with being medium bodied. Nicely coats the palate while still having active, lively feel. The use of oats probably helped a lot in this category.

Rather boring beer from Bad Weather as most American winter warmers generally are. Nice they did not wassail it but it could use a bit of boost from something other than the malt and sugar.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

(Re-review 1/22/17, original score 4.25)

Arrive a dark amber color. The head is minimal due to the pour, but lacing is nice. The aroma is malty with caramel, and toffee. It isn't all that complex, but it is still quite pleasing. The taste has more going on. There are big caramel notes with more toffee, some nigat, and a very faint hint of chocolate. There is a moderate bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with a velvety texture. Overall, this is a nice winter beer. I would drink it again happily.

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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 tylerstravis
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 Can_if_you_can
4.46/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Initially gave this a 2.5, raised it to current rating. I think i had the “winter warmer” recipie a few years ago, this is the return of the double brown recipie and its really good, slightly nutty and dark fruits balanced well with a faint booziness, the mouthfeel and carbonation are a tad much, other than that this is an amazing example of a brown ale, especially with a higher a.b.v.

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Photo of Bilco
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of sparx1100
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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 MNBeerGeek
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%

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

Photo of jsprain1
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Photo of zeledonia
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted 2 Feb 2014.

Pours a dark chocolate brown, clear at the edges. One finger of light yellow-tan head. Good retention, okay lacing.

Smell is faint, a touch smoky, with dark-roasted woody malts. Has a medicinal twinge that brings it down a notch.

Taste is quite good. The smoke and wood are here, too, but they work together much better. They're also more potent, and there's nothing off. Fades bitter in the finish. A really pleasant, very wintry beer, like sitting around a smoky campfire.

Feel is fine. Doesn't add, doesn't take away. Medium-bodied, carb a little on the low side.

I really like this beer. Its subtle smoke, the lightly sweet woody malts. The kind of beer I want to sit and enjoy while watching a fire or a movie.

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