Monday, February 16, 2015

Bad Weather Ominous Review

Name: Bad Weather Ominous
Style: American Strong Ale
ABV: 7.5%

It's been a few months since I've reviewed anything from Bad Weather Brewing, one of the newer breweries to open their doors in Minnesota. In anticipation of the upcoming cold snap, I'll be looking at Ominous, which is called a Midwest Warmer by the brewery....and boy are we going to need one.

Appearance - A very hazy and dark brown color that borderlines on black, with the exception of a brown tinge that shows up on the bottom of the glass. The head is khaki-colored and the lacing is pretty good.

Smell - Strong caramelized malts with some potent licorice notes. I'm also getting some mild roasty notes and some blackcurrant notes that reminds me of blackberries and plums; Along with a bit of light citrus hoppiness.

Taste - Strong Roasty and Caramelized Malt notes upfront followed by some blackberry and licorice notes. The aftertaste is a mix of blackberries, mild bitter hops and a lingering roastiness. In other words, it's pretty similar to the nose.

I may have had only 2 beers from Bad Weather, but they have impressed me yet again. It's been a while since I've had a good Strong Ale and this is quite good....even excellent as a matter of fact. If you find yourself in Minnesota during the winter, this is worthy of your attention.

Bad Weather Ominous - 9/10

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