Friday, December 1, 2023

Beer Friday, Omen Brewing. Black Forest Cake

 To say I feel like death right now would be a bit of an understatement. A rotation of nights just ended and it has been a little while so I am not used to this but I remember the old fun feelings of having zero desire to do pretty much anything. 

You know what though? It's Friday and that means we gotta do a beer review! Especially since we missed last set of days off as it never happened thanks to bike rides getting in the way. Tomorrow I hope to get out to at least Leduc for a roll around the lake. I can't guarantee anything but that is the plan as of now. Going forward after that the plan is to ride the Moots on some still dry and amaze singletrack. 

Omen Brewing, another local Edmonton brewery comes at us with their 'special anniversary edition' of Black Forest Cake chocolate and cherry flavoured beer. I have no idea why this is a special beer so I am going to take a trip to their website to see what this is all about. 

Well what do you know! There is not a thing written on their website regarding this beer which is making us revert back and try to think of our own reasons for this being a special edition. Now before you freak out and tell me I have to check their social networks to see what this one is about I have a quick and simple answer. 


They claim to be Edmonton's exclusive dark beer brewery so that has my interest peaked. This Black Forest Cake is a bit mysterious so we will see just how dark this is with our beer pour team. Let's go! 

It poured very dark with very little head.. A slight smidgen of lacing showed itself around the top but it didn't look like it would stay around for long. Dark fruits are all I am getting at the sniff test but I am quite plugged up right now so who the hell really knows what this smells like? 

Can a real beer reviewer please do this one so we all know what it smells like?


This is another higher percentage beer that masks the alcohol content well. It is only 6% but that can still pack a punch in the beer world right?  It has a definite Black Forest cake tinge to it. This sweet and heavy beer is quite nice but you will only want to have one out out of the four pack at a time. That is expected of a dark heavy beer so it's not a big deal. 

This is a beer you could easily have for dessert. Everything in dessert is in this beer. Except this dessert has alcohol so suck on that! 

This beer gets 3.5 suds out of 5. 

Beer Friday. Driftwood Brewery, Fat Tug IPA

 Well here we are bringing back beer Friday after a few absent weeks.  Or so I think..  I feel like it's been a month or so but who know...