So as it Christmas I thought we had to have some slightly different. Here in Sweden, it’s traditional to drink aquavit with sill (herring), so I thought why not try and find one that could work for the tasting. Lo and behold, Omnipollo decided to get together with OP Andersons and make an aquavit infused with distilled Noa Pecan Mudcake imperial stout! Was it any good though? It’s hard to say really!
This had a light golden colour, with a sweet hint of cocoa in the aroma, but it was coupled with a harsh tequila hit too. Upon tasting, it was smooth, with a milk chocolate taste that slowly turns to the classic spiced aquavit taste. I would have liked the Noa character to come through stronger though, quite honestly. I think if you advertise this as a collaboration, both sides need to come through strongly but that isn’t the case here. If you like aquavit you will enjoy this, but if you are looking for those Omnipollo stout characteristics in this drink you will probably be a bit disappointed.