Category Archives: 4 – Good (buy)

Omnipollo Selassie

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 11%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Imperial Stout with Ethiopian Coffee & Vanilla Beans. Brewed for our friends at Saveur Bière. Brewed by Omnipollo at De Proef Brouwerij (Belgium)

Brewer Description: (from website) 10 specialty malts make up this majestic imperial stout conditioned on heaps of coffee and vanilla beans. Simple, yet complex.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.44
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of I think 15th April 2022. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a one finger mocha brown head that had decent retention and left nice spotty lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate, mocha, vanilla and coffee.
Taste: Roasty malts, coffee, mocha, rich chocolate, vanilla and hints of caramel with a lightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Rich, velvety, smooth, full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Just a wonderful sipper with especially great rich and smooth chocolate and coffee flavours.

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Omnipollo Pleroma

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 6%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: Raspberry Crème Brûlée Sour. Brewed by Omnipollo at De Proef Brouwerij (Belgium)

Brewer Description: (from website) Raspberry crème brûlée sour ale brewed with lactose sugar, raspberries and vanilla.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.43
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 22nd October 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A deep ruby purple colour with a one finger pinkish purple head that had decent retention and left some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Lightly tart and sweet, raspberry, jammy, vanilla.
Taste: Tart, sour, raspberry, creamy vanilla, cranberry with a lightly sweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Reminds me of Magic #4:21 Raspberry Smoothie IPA. Nice aromas and flavours and just so easy to drink.

Fort Point Manzanita

Brewery: Fort Point Beer Company
Country: USA
ABV: 6.5%
Style: German Altbier
Other Notes: 16 IBUs. Malts – Beechwood Smoked, Bohemian Pilsner, Munich and Carafa. Hops – Saphir. Smoked Altbier brewed with charred manzanita

Brewer Description: (from website) Manzanita is an imaginative take on the classic German rauchbier, combining traditional ingredients with inspiration from the Northern California wilderness. An assertive, multi-layered smoke aroma—courtesy of beechwood-smoked malts and charred manzanita branches—gives way to a light-bodied structure and a surprisingly delicate balance of flavors: nutty, herbal, sweet and savory. A beer for a campfire on a crisp fall night.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.93
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can, canned on 30th November 2018, ‘manz in cans’. Poured into a Mikkeller pint glass.
Appearance: A clear amber brown colour with a one finger light beige head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Smoky, caramel malt and toffee.
Taste: Moderate sweet caramel malt, light toffee, smoky charred wood and a light lemon finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Aromas wasn’t bad, but a little weak, and taste while not complex, tasted nice with a good balance between sweetness and smoke.

Carbon Brews x Moon Dog Meringue-Utang Pavlova Double NEIPA

Brewery: Carbon Brews x Moon Dog Craft Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 8.3%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: 23 IBUs. Malts – Wheat, Oats, Pale and Carahell. Hops – Mosaic, Cascade, Simcoe, Galaxy, Citra, Vic Secret and Topaz. Yeast – London III. Fruit – Kiwi, Strawberry, Passionfruit and Vanilla

Brewer Description: (from can) Experience: pavlova, tropical fruits, juicy.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.24
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 19th September 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A murky dark orange brown colour with a half finger white head that dissipates fairly quickly and left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Pavlova, strawberry, passionfruit and vanilla with hints of pineapple.
Taste: Juicy, slightly unripe strawberry, passionfruit, lemon, kiwi, vanilla, lacto sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Really great aroma of basically pavlova. Taste was very juicy and had a good balance of sweet and juicy. A great collaboration that I could keep drinking again and again.

Carbon Brews All Day Breakfast Americano Stout

Brewery: Carbon Brews
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 5.2%
Style: American Stout
Other Notes: 40 IBUs. Collaboration with Coco Espresso using Coco Espresso House Blend. Malts – Pale, Marris Otter, Oats, Caramber, Carafa Special T2, Carafa Special T1 and Chocolate. Hops – Pacific Gem, Pacific Jade, HBC472 and Fuggles. Yeast – Irish Ale

Brewer Description: (from can) Experience: liquid breakfast, coffee.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.09
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 31st May 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: Dark dark brown in colour with a two fingered tanned head that had pretty good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Roasty, espresso, coffee beans and light chocolate.
Taste: Light roast, coffee, cold brew, light caramel and hints of chocolate.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Lots of coffee, enjoyable and very easy to drink.