There are not many occasions where the first thing I do when I get home from work is write a quick review on a new beer, but this one had me at hello. Omnipollo is one crazy brewery, they do a some very ridiculous and delicious beers that are far beyond innovative and they are always pushing the boundaries on how to one up themselves with their next batch. This beer is no exception, they have out done themselves on Yellow Belly by making a beer that is too much for words, but I'm going to try and say some. First off, the packaging. Almost everyone has bought at least one bottle wrapped in paper, or in a box at some point in their life, but how many have bought a bottle that is wrapped in paper with two eye holes cut in it? Look oddly of a dark part of American history? Yea, they brought their A-game to this one. I think Omnipollo is kinda sick of the ignorance in the world...
**From their website:
This beer is a collaborative effort together with our good friends – and world class brewers – at Buxton Brewery (UK).
Yellow Belly — a person who is without courage, fortitude, or nerve; a coward.
To us, one of the most cowardly deeds is to act anonymously, hiding behind a group. A signifying trait of institutionalised racism.
This beer is brewed to celebrate all things new, open minded and progressive. A peanut butter biscuit stout with no biscuits, butter or nuts. Taste, enjoy, and don’t be prejudiced
Henok Fentie, Karl Grandin, Denis Johnstone, Jake Oulsnam, Geoff Quinn, Colin Stronge
So, as for flavor? This is a big ole' Imperial stout, coming in at a well hidden 11%, this is a beast of a beer, but it is done amazingly well. The pour is thick and syrupy, the mouthfeel is full but not overly heavy, and the flavors... Lets just say wow. The richness of the base brings a lot of coffee and a touch of bitter chocolate, but whatever it was they did with the grains is amazing. The promise of a peanut butter biscuit stout is spot on, there is a creamy nuttyness with a touch of salted biscuit on the finish. I can't get over this beer, one of the best I have had in a couple months. This will definitely be a beer we do our best to stock as much of as possible. A+ Omnipollo & Buxton, you have done right by me.