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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 Hypnopompa Bourbon BA

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 11%
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.