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Bad Weather Ominous Midwest Warmer

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Clouds grow dark, the wind picks up, a chill sets in -- the weather is not looking good. Thankfully, our winter seasonal OMINOUS is the perfect beer for this situation. Warming from the inside out, itís a good reason to stay indoors. At 7.5% abv, this Midwest Warmer has layers to stand up to the most frigid of winter nights or rain-soaked spring days. American, English and Belgian malts come together to satisfy the soul with a rich, nutty, roasted flavors. Dark candi sugar brings out hints of dates, raisins, plum and chocolate. OMINOUS is a dark storm of a beer - big, intense and something to keep your eye on.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5208) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2014
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, MN, Pours a dark opaque brown colored brew with an average sized off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind a thick creamy ring and film top. Aroma of toasted dark malts, a hint of chocolate, marzipan, a touch of dark pitted fruits and some floral hops. Taste is full bodied, multi dark grain malts, a hint of plums and chocolate. Finish is quite smooth, with a plum and chocolate malt aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sthlm (1231) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2014
[Bottle] This is a really solid beer from a brewery I had never even heard of before last week. Aroma is fairly complex and enjoyable, with nuttiness (almond?) most prominent, along with a lot of sweetness--toffee and notes of plum. Taste is similar, but more fruitiness, particularly up front. The finish transitions to more barley and subtle chocolate. Fairly thick mouthfeel and smooth. Finish length is above average. Overall, this is a very nice beer, and I look forward to trying more from this brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arondee (563) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Pours a dark brown color with a nice tan head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, caramel, and chocolate malts, a little Smokey. The taste is dark chocolate, brown sugar, raisins. Thin mouthfeel. Itís good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (1124) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2014
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 1-11-14. Scents of chocolate, carob, muffin, freshly baked bread, toffee, licorice, and molasses. Nice and appealing smell. Pours dark brown, perhaps dark maroon, even purple-ish with a bronze hue and a moderate amount of golden taupe head. Cool look. Thin and short-lasting lacing. Tastes of chocolate and brown sugar. Dry flavor from the hops with a touch of booziness. Simple flavors. Medium body. Lively and a bit frothy in the palate. Bad Weather Ominous is a straightforward, solid brew.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBeforeH20 (128) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Dark pour with a small off white head. I bought a 6 pack of this on a whim and really had no idea what style of beer this was going to be as the package only offers the abv. The aroma added to the confusion, I donít dislike it but it also doesnít scream drink me, thereís an odd sweet smell that doesnít really translate to the taste. However what I detect in the taste I like, there is a nice malty backbone with notes of dark fruit, caramel, and chocolate with a nice hop bitterness as well. I would like to try this one on tap and maybe re-review after. Overall a confused, not bad, 3.8

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1167) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2014
(bottle) Pours a muddy reddish brown color with a medium sized light tan head and a smattering of lacing. Aroma right off the bat is filled with chocolate which resembles an old tootsie roll. There is also peanut brittle, roasted malt, and perhaps some dark fruit, but itís pretty subdued early on when cool. Thereís also a little zing of hops that hit towards the end of the sniff. This is aromatically similar in a lot of ways to Great Divide Hibernation, which certainly isnít a bad thing to resemble. Get some assam tea in there with further warming along with a hint of a vegetal smell. Flavor holds a good amount of chocolate, roasted malt, and certainly some prune especially towards the finish. Nice hop bitterness towards the end as well. Again, kind of tea-like on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is a tad too prickly for the style. Smooth that out and the palate would be golden. Overall this is a really solid beer thatís reasonably priced and, in my opinion, a bit underrated. Because of the reasonable price and the sound quality of the product (as well as the lack of wax on the bottles) Iíll certainly be buying this again during the winter.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Leixlip (15) - IRELAND - JAN 2, 2014
Another superb offering from Bad Weather Brewing. Bottle poured into snifter glass. Somewhere between black and dark brown color... Awesome roast and caramel on the nose. Nice head on the pour. Creamy body, malt and roast coffee tones with incredible caramel & fruit tones . It remind me of the love child of Summit great northern porter and Surly bender ... Truly beautiful. Bad weather keep up the great work.. This is now my go-to winter beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1911) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2013
on tap at Stout Pub. Pours dark brown copper almost black with a khaki head that sticks around. Aroma is a mix of rye caramel malt and some sweetness and vegetable. Taste is bitter burnt caramel some molasses and rye some bitterness with earthy florals in there too. Palate is medium and chalky fizzy and dry gritty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2013
A decently balanced beer. Pours rather dark--deep red/amber with rich chestnut colors. The flavor has some hoppy resonances, almost spicy, amid the nutty and toasted notes. Some sweetness. Fits the bill of a winter ale; satisfying on a snowy night, though also not especially memorable. (on tap at Stoutís Pub, Roseville, MN)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Pour on tap at APN 2013, dark reddish pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of big red fruit, toffee, slight spice, hints of molasses, touch of slight grassy hops as well. Taste is a mix of dark fruits, caramel, toffee, hints of earth, spice, finishing fairly bitter, dry. Pretty tasty.


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