Brewery: Omnipollo x Dugges
After 22 tastings spanning two and a half years, it needs a special beer to break club records. This though is the most alcoholic beer that we have ever had in a tasting at a whopping 15%! With a price tag that reflects this, I had high hopes for this stout. This beer is a joint venture from two of the most well-known craft breweries in Sweden today: Dugges from Gothenburg and Omnipollo from Stockholm. A blueberry cheesecake imperial pastry stout from these two companies just sounded amazing and I am happy to report it was!
This poured with a thick and creamy slosh into the glass. In fact, it might be one of the thickest stouts I‘ve ever seen. It deep black coloured body clung to the sides of the glass like treacle, whilst slowly losing its thick beige head. The fragrance was quite beautiful and exactly as the name had suggested. Lovely milk chocolate, cream, blueberry and a hint of coffee that was pushed to the back were notes that were all found. The taste was intense to say the least! Massive cream and dark fruit coupled with the dark biscuit, fudge, and dark chocolate completely took over the palate. Every inch was covered by this viscous, sticky beer. The alcohol slowly crept in and began to warm the chest from the first mouthful. You could really feel the 15% but it didn‘t feel out of place when the beer was that bold. There was literally no carbonation, but it really wasn‘t needed in a beer of this magnitude.
Wow, what a beer. Even at the crazy high price, I could easily buy this again. This is a perfect example of a beer that should be stored and pulled out for a special occasion. Even at 15%, I would have no problem drinking a whole bottle of this gorgeous beer. I think I would be quite happy afterwards but it would be well worth it. I‘m actually lucky enough to have one of these on my rack at home, which I think I might just have to hold onto for a while until the time is right. This is how you make pastry stouts!