To Øl / Omnipollo Brewmance | De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

To Øl / Omnipollo BrewmanceTo Øl / Omnipollo Brewmance
BA SCORE
4.14/5
57 Ratings
To Øl / Omnipollo BrewmanceTo Øl / Omnipollo Brewmance
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
Belgium
proefbrouwerij.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer should be listed on To Øl.

Added by BEERchitect on 03-12-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
57
pDev:
9.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
15
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of jdhilt
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a two finger tan head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and heavy bodied. Caramel nose and flavor is caramel, roasted coffee, hints of bourbon. Seriously expensive at $13.99 for a caged and corked 375ml bottle from Julio's Liquors Marlboro, MA.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a totally opaque black color with a 3/4 inch bubbly light brown head that retains a good long while before eventually meandering down to an 1/8 inch head. Resilient lacing leaves a thick sheet of foam behind.

S- Has all the sweetness and oakiness that a barrel-aged stout should with plenty of dark roasted malt. Notes of vanilla, bourbon and chocolate.

T- Initial rush of charry malt, sweet vanilla and oak is followed by an onset of booze but then turns to a pleasant caramel aftertaste. Obviously, it's pretty complex but has just a bit more heat than I was hoping. Still, for over 11%, it's damn drinkable.

M- Slightly creamy and very viscous with medium-low carbonation and a full body.

O- Not among the best BA stouts I've had, but it has most of the qualities I look for in the style.

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Photo of mportnoy
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Mike
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of HeadyTheElder
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Googs
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Nolen12
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of KYGunner
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jet Black is gave a tar like appearance, though the feel was far from that. Thick light brown or khaki colored head held itself high above the rim.

The scent reminds me of a barrel aged stout, with notes of vanilla, coconut, espresso and and toffee.

The taste is so nice with huge vanilla at the front. Coconut and espresso sweetness support the chocolate and caramel malt end. It all melds well in very satisfying flavor throughout the sip.

I really liked this and found it to be very barrel aged like. Can't imagine how good this would be if they did just that.

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Photo of Tom-Peters
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of mtbdonn
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of defect_
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Boston_Steve
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of DerekMorgan
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of HomerS
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of soccerfancooch
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of 2bet
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of gueuzedreg
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Colosdog
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Dope
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pitch-black pour with a dense, very dark brown head. Nice legs. Head fades at a moderate pace. Lots of sticky thin streaks of lacing left behind. Great head retention.

S: Lots of big bourbon notes. Caramel, burnt marshmallows, toffee and charred wood. Quite sweet, lots of honey when swirled.

T: Bourbon up front with toffee, sweet caramel and oaky vanilla. Lots of honey too, specially initially. Wonderful chocolate and mild char notes. Bitter chocolate, a little char and even a little coffee and anise in the finish. Lots of drying charred oak in the lingering aftertaste. Long lingering ashy char for sure.

M: Pretty big and heavy. Nice and smooth.

O: Nice, better than I was expecting. Big bourbon barrel stout with honey, how can you go wrong? Bourbon isn't super strong like a BCBS but it's not completely muted either. Adds nice layers of flavors I think; complimentary. Definitely on the ashy side of a stout, something to watch out for if you dislike that style.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of SFLpunk
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of bradfordjohnson
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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To Øl / Omnipollo Brewmance from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 57 ratings
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