10% Imperial Stout
The end is almost nigh for our Omnipollo showcase! This is beer number 5 of 7, and I'm not going to lie, it's been tough going drinking so many beers above 10%. Nothing a few cups of tea and the occasional nap in between beers can't fix!
Another huge dense body, jet black and inky. It coats the glass well with it's viscosity.
Having only recently drank Noa, this one is very reminiscent, although the pecans seem very prominent in this one. Noa had a dark brown sugar or molasses aspect where as this pushes the nuts to the forefront. Elements of vanilla, gingerbread and chocolate pudding as well.
Flavour is very similar, lots of chocolate pudding, pecan, vanilla with a little roasted bitterness from the dark malts. It reminds me of a sweet hot chocolate, that's gone cold. And is 10% ABV.
This was another purchase from honestbrew.co.uk which at the time of writing still has some in stock!
11% Ethiopian Coffee and Vanilla Imperial Stout
As mentioned on Instagram earlier this week, I'll be putting together a piece on Swedish gypsy brewers Omnipollo, including an interview with co-founder and head designer Karl Grandin. We're starting big, with Selassie.
Pours an almost treacle like dense jet black, with a decent head that dissipates quickly. Carbonation seems average but comes out of solution quickly.
Aroma is heavy with vanilla, Christmas cake, chocolate, espresso and icing sugar. Literally cake in a glass.
Just as was the pour, the body is insanely thick. Coffee bitterness is counterbalanced with the ample amounts of sweet vanilla notes. Imagine christmas pudding with the brandy not yet burned. The booziness is there, but not overwhelming.
Flavours linger for what seems like ever on the tongue.
I bought this one from www.honestbrew.co.uk, along with some other Omnipollo beers.