Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed at Brouwerij de Molen in the Netherlands
Brewer Description: (from website) Hypnopompa is our Imperial Stout brewed with almost 100 kilos of marshmallows and Tahitian vanilla beans (the size of cigars). Low carbonation and boiled a bit extra for good measure, this is a beer strictly for the stout inclined. Drink now or age for many years. Bourbon barrel aged edition comes with a gold cap.
My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.56
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5
Intro: A 330ml bottle (gold cap, bourbon ba) with a best before date of 20th July 2023. Poured into a snifter.
Appearance: It was a black colour with pretty much no head or lacing.
Aroma: Strong bourbon, vanilla and brown sugar with hints of coffee, star anise and marshmallow.
Taste: Liquorice, bourbon, chocolate, coffee, oak and vanilla. There is a slight smokiness on the finish and also a hint of dark fruit.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: I’m not sure what happened here as I normally enjoy Omnipollo stouts much more. For me, I think there was just too much liquorice and bourbon which overpowered everything else.