Category Archives: Sweden

Omnipollo Noa Pecan Mud Willett Vanilla Barrel Aged

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 13.5%
Style: Stout – Imperial
Other Notes: Brewed at Dugges Bryggeri in Sweden

Brewer Description: (from website) We let the base for our barrel aged Noa Pecan Mud Cake Imperial Stout rest on select Willett bourbon barrels for more than 20 months before balancing the elegant barrel notes with an extra dose of Madagascan vanilla. Super limited amount of bottles.

My rating: 4+
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.45
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 330ml bottle, with a best before date (as best as I can make it out to be) of 15th October 2023. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with pretty much no head, although there is some sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate milk, caramel, bourbon, and a touch nutty.
Taste: As you’d expect from the aroma, light to moderately sweet, roasted malts, vanilla, coconut, milk chocolate, caramel, and bourbon.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: This works for me as it’s not overly sweet and pastry like. Almost like old school flavours of roast, vanilla, chocolate, and bourbon. Just smooth and balanced. A wonderful enjoyable sipper.

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Omnipollo x Dugges Anagram Blueberry Hazelnut Coffee Cheesecake Stout

Brewery: Omnipollo x Dugges Bryggeri
Country: Sweden
ABV: 12%
Style: Stout – Imperial
Other Notes: Brewed at Dugges Bryggeri in Sweden

Brewer Description: (from website) The 2022 version of our annual blueberry cheesecake inspired Imperial Stouts is a celebration of friendship. Together with Dugges we began the journey in Anagram, made sure the blueberries were really expressive and then added a new flavor component by adding hazelnut coffee. The coffee adds an incredible nuttiness that leads on to memories of blueberry hazelnut pies with freshly toasted hazelnuts and fragrant blueberry jam. Does not contain nuts.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.99
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date (as best as I can make it out to be) of 19th January 2024. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark brown to black in colour with a very thin brown head that dissipated quickly, while leaving only some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts, black coffee, chocolate, tart, blueberry, wafer, hazelnut.
Taste: Bitter, roasty, chocolate, coffee, blueberry jam, granola, wafer, nutty.
Mouthfeel: Rich, full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: The coffee was strong and it was quite bitter, whereas the blueberry was mostly hidden in the background. While it wasn’t bad, I preferred the Anagram Blueberry Cheesecake Stout more.

Omnipollo Bianca Unicorn Lassi Gose

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 6%
Style: Gose – Fruit
Other Notes: Brewed by Omnipollo at De Proef Brouwerij (Belgium)

Brewer Description: (from website) We couldn’t think of a better way to describe a fantastical beer than through its fairytale counterpart. Bianca Unicorn Lassi Gose combines unadulterated joy with flavours that spark the imagination, now what does that taste like exactly? You tell us. Brewed with milk sugar.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.74
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 440ml can, with a best before date of 24th November 2022. Poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A rather unappetising brownish grey colour with a slight purple hue, and a one finger off white (tending towards grey) head that had decent retention and left some lacing.
Aroma: Sweet canned pineapple with light citrus zesty notes.
Taste: Sweet, probably too sweet, with a light salty sour in the background. The pineapple juice from canned pineapples, with lots of extra sugar mixed in, fruity hard candy, sweetened Yakult.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This is a strange one. The appearance is a complete turn off for me. The aromas are nice, and the taste is generally my thing, and what I’d expect from a beer with ‘unicorn’ in it’s name, except that the whole thing is just way overly sweet. I think I would like it if there was more sourness to balance the sweet, but as it is, probably once is enough.

Omnipollo Bianca Raspberry Peach Marshmallow Lassi Gose

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 6%
Style: Gose – Fruit
Other Notes: Brewed by Omnipollo at De Proef Brouwerij (Belgium)

Brewer Description: (from website) This Biancas is a truly colorful and candy-like treat. We took more than a decadent amount of raspberries, added some juicy peaches, a dash of milk sugar and rock salt and rounded it off with our marshmallow treatment.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.37
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 440ml can, with no canned on or best before date. Poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A deep maroon colour with a just over one finger burgundy head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Red berries, marshmallow, vanilla, cream, black tea, with light peach and apricot notes.
Taste: Sweet and sour, raspberry puree, smashed peaches, marshmallow, cream, with a light note of lemon juice and salt.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, full bodied with soft to moderate carbonation.
Overall: Enjoyable sweet and sour aroma and flavours. Not as epic as Blackberry Blueberry Marshmallow, but still good nonetheless.

Omnipollo Pleroma Blueberry Pineapple Crème Brûlée Sour

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 6%
Style: Sour Ale – Smoothie
Other Notes: Brewed by Omnipollo at De Proef Brouwerij (Belgium)

Brewer Description: (from website) The intensity of loads of blueberries blended together with the tropical, fresh notes of a ripe pineapple. Crème brûlée sour ale brewed with berries, milk sugar and lots of finely ground vanilla.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.97
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 24th November 2022. Poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A nice looking beetroot purple with a one finger pinkish purple head that had decent retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Cream soda, mixed forest berries, sweet canned pineapple, cream, vanilla.
Taste: Moderately sweet, cream soda, tart, pineapple, blueberry, cream, vanilla.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: It was interesting. It had good aroma and there was some similarities to the Bianca Blackberry Blueberry Marshmallow which was insanely good to me, but here I think the tartness of the pineapple just didn’t work as well with the other milkshake like qualities, and just didn’t make it as enjoyable to drink.