Omnipollo Noa Pecan Mud Cake

Tonight’s selection is one that I wasn’t sure about when I picked up. I thought it was going to be a little gimmicky, but I thought it was worth a shot. The beer store by my job has a giant pick-a-six section and this happened to be in it.

ABV: 11%

Style: American Double/Imperial Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “When I was 12 I dreamed of becoming a pastry chef. Call this a creative outlet. Thick, rich and excessively decadent, this beer aims to bring back childhood memories. Brewed with aromas.”

Random: I’ve always wanted to go to Sweden.

The beer poured with a three finger, tan head. It dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was a dark brown that was almost black, with no visible carbonation due to the color. The nose was filled with sweet scents. There was a lot of brown sugar and molasses along with chocolate malt and sweet, pecan pie. There was a note of peanut butter mixed in. The taste was also incredibly sweet. It started with sweet chocolate along with molasses and brown sugar. There was a pecan note as well, along with lots of booze. It was very dry, yet thick with lots of carbonation. The finish was sweet and super sticky. I picked up a can for $5, which came to $.42 per ounce. When I first started drinking this beer, I enjoyed it, but once I got a few sips in, the booze and sweetness was overwhelming. I wouldn’t rush back to have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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Omnipollo Shploing!!

One of the cool things about our wedding venue was that we had firepits where you could make smores. We didn’t really have time to get out to the firepits (except when I was sent to get one of our friends to come in to dance to R. Kelly’s “Ignition,” but it look liked everyone else enjoyed them. At least I found a beer that tastes like smores.

ABV: 7%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Shploing!! is our first ever beer to go into cans and we wanted to make something extra special for the occasion. A mango s’mores IPA brewed with mango, vanilla, marshmallow fluff, graham crackers, rock salt, lactose sugar and an abundance of our favorite hops.”

Random: We have smores at every family reunion barbecue.

The beer poured with a half a finger of white head. It dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was slightly hazy and lemon yellow color. There was moderate carbonation visible. The nose was very fragrant. I got some lactose along with mango and orange. It also had some malt at the end. The taste was an enhanced version of the nose. It definitely had the same lactose and candied mango that I picked up on the nose, but had a touch of vanilla as well with some brown sugar sweetness. It also had a brine note as well that countered well against the sweetness of the fruit. This was a full-bodied beer with lots of carbonation. The finish was lengthy and slightly sweet with candied mango. A can was $3.75, which came to $.31 per ounce. This was definitely an expensive beer, but brought a lot of unique flavors to the table. I would definitely have this again.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0

Omnipollo Mazarin

End of quarter is getting into the last week, which is usually the most insane. At the end, I will have worked 13 days straight. I am going to need a nice, long nap. The candle on this bottle is how I feel like I started end of quarter. It will be almost burnt out come next Saturday.

Omnipollo

ABV: 5.6%

Style: American Pale Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Mazarin is my take on a ‘thinker’s beer’. Rather than being big and undecipherably complex I wanted to create something that would calm a hop yearning nerve without fuddling the brain too much. In other words, a lavishly hopped ale of judicious ABV — an Extra Special Pale Ale if you will. In fact, so extra special that it snatched a gold medal at the Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival in 2013. In November 2014 we doubled the hop bill.”

Random: I definitely bought this beer because of the bottle. I had never heard of the brewery before.

This beer poured with a two finger, white head that dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy yellow color with no visible carbonation. The nose has notes of lemon tartness and earthy hops. The taste started with lemon tartness with lemon zest. It quickly went into a pine-sol note that was unpleasant and medicinal. The earthy hops were present and a bit dank. The body was medium thickness with moderate carbonation. The finish was lengthy with the same medicinal note that I found off-putting. This beer was expensive at $8.19, which came to $.68 per ounce. Given the price and what I thought of the contents, I will not be having this one again.

Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0