Category Archives: Sweden

Omnipollo Hypnopompa Rum BA

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 11%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed by Omnipollo at Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Stout brewed with marshmallows & Tahitian vanilla beans.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.04
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 12th December 2024. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with pretty much no head or lacing.
Aroma: Rum, vanilla, liquorice, molasses, sweet soy, light roast, chocolate.
Taste: Light roast, chocolate, rum, vanilla, brown sugar, oak, raisin, liquorice, lightly herbal.
Mouthfeel: Light booze, medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: A nice balanced sipper. I’m not a huge fan of rum, but it adds a nice touch here.

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Omnipollo Bruno

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 3.5%
Style: Sour Ale
Other Notes: Brewed by Omnipollo at De Proef Brouwerij (Belgium)

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Raspberry lime crush sour.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.78
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 20th December 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A murky light beetroot reddish purple colour with an almost two finger pinkish head that had pretty good retention while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Crushed raspberry juice, lime, tequila, mint, herbal.
Taste: Sour, tart, raspberry, lime, mint.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with soft to moderate carbonation.
Overall: The idea is right, and based on my taste descriptors, everything sounds like it should work. But for some reason, it just didn’t quite pull together as well as it could have.

Omnipollo Amurga

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 11%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed by Omnipollo at Brouwerij De Molen (Netherlands)

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Black butter vanilla volcano salt mocha maple white chocolate ganache.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.03
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 330ml bottle, bottled on 15th December 2017, and with a best before date of 15th December 2022. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a thin brown head that disappeared almost immediately but left some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Light roast, white chocolate, coffee, vanilla, along with hints of maple and herbal notes on the finish.
Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, ash, with hints of maple and brown sugar.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Nice Imperial Stout that hides the booze well. Not too sweet either despite the maple, but I think it could be the smoke/ash flavours that balance this out.

Omnipollo AON Bourbon Bacon Burger

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 11%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed by Omnipollo at Brouwerij De Molen (Netherlands)

Brewer Description: (from website) Brewed with 50 kg of actual bacon. This imperial stout hits the perfect spot between, salty, smoky and sweet. Not suitable for vegetarians. Amazing for everyone else.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.6
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 330ml bottle, bottled on 10th July 2018, and with a best before date of 10th July 2023. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark dark brown to black in colour with a half finger mocha brown head that dissipated fairly quickly but left some tiny spotty lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, fudge, nuttiness (maybe pecan), smoky, tar, slight peat even, and caramel.
Taste: Moderate sweetness, chocolate, roasted malts, smoky, smoked ham, charred wood. Finish was a little weird chemical / plastic-y.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Chocolate and roastiness was nice, the smokiness was ok, but somehow the mix brought out a chemical / plastic-y finish, which was not the end of the world, but enough to make me think that perhaps once is enough.

Omnipollo x 3 Sons Gideon’s Pancake Stack

Brewery: Omnipollo x 3 Sons Brewing Company
Country: Sweden
ABV: 12.5%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed by Omnipollo at Brouwerij De Molen (Netherlands)

Brewer Description: (from website) This Three Sons × Omnipollo collaborative maple bomb has spent 1 year on Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels, and is one of our sickest, and thickest (!), beers to date. Serving alongside actual pancake stack is optional, but highly recommended.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.54
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.3

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 2nd February 2021. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a thin mocha brown head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: From afar, I got pancakes and maple syrup. Closer up I got light roast, sweet maple, chocolate, caramel, bourbon and maybe a touch of toffee.
Taste: Sweet, very sweet, too sweet for me. Maple syrup, caramel, chocolate, bourbon.
Mouthfeel: Sticky, full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: The maple filled aroma was great, but the sweetness in the taste was way overdone. Normally sipping Imperial Stouts became quarter sipping as it was just way too much. And at times I even had to eat something like bread just to balance out the sweetness. It took a long time for me to finish this one, and it wasn’t enjoyable the whole way.