Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro pour making this close to black beer covered by a thick light tan foam. Blackberries, latte coffee and chocolate cake manages to come out of the slightly metallic nose. Well roasted and rather chewy in texture: it feels bigger than it is. Well thought-out hop profile imparts soft spicy nuances (mint?) that manages to shine through the all-coffee maltiness. Finishing dry and rather bitter (from the grains).
tykjen (182) - Florø, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is always a safe choice at OMB. It is served with a N2-foam that kills what could have been a wonderful aroma. Good fruity taste with lots of elements from the hops, the alcohol and the grain. Quite easy-drinking due to the well attenuated body. The beers at OMB can vary a lot in quality, but this one is very stable.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours pitch black with an offwhite head, the lacing on this beer is very wonderful too. smells coffee roasty malts and some chocolate and alcohol. tastes of roasted malts bitter, leaves the tongue feeling tingly. the roasted malt isnt as well balanced as hoped for.
OleR (4372) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ the brewpub. Nice creamy light-brown head upon a near black body. Excellent lacing. Served far too chilled. Faint roasted aroma. A bit salty taste. Super dry flavors of dark malt and coffe beans. Moderately hopped. Very smooth palate. Surprisingly light body.
rickgordon (3830) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[On draught at the brewpub]
This impy is now 7 % ABV. Almost black in colour, nice longlasting pale brown head. Aroma is dryish, with mocca, dried fruits and anly slightly burnt. Rounded mouthfeel, creamy/silky texture, with good bittering hops, and notes of dried fruits and juniper. Long finish.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at <a
href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/norway/o target=blank>Oslo Mikrobryggeri in Oslo, Norway. Near black in colour, some deep ruby around the edges of the glass, very long lasting brown coloured head, lots of great lacing. The aroma is lightly roasted, some sweetness, light dark chocolate, some coffee. The flavour is creamy, light roast, some coffee and chocolate. Lightly bitter mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. FInishes with a moderate dry bitterness, lingering. A fairly light Imperial Stout, sort of a disappointment after having the Porter. Still quite enjoyable.
Furseth (1904) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub:
Black colour, with a light brown coloured foam.
Aroma of bitter hoops coffee,dark chocolate and a nice sweet hopy in the end.
Creamy smoouth mouth feeling of malty,chocolate, and a dry bitter finish.Medium body. NICE!!!!!!!
stouby (3428) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black with a large creamy light brown head. Aroma moderate malty (burnt) and hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Thin body, watery despite the strength. Very soft.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Have to wait five-six minutes for the drink to get ready. Dark, almost black. Creamy with a light brown head. Nice filigrees on the glass. Taste of dark chocolate and hints of coffee. The finish is burnt malt.
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. When you enter OMB, there is a sign on the outside stating which beers they serve. One is Chief Stout. On the inside there is a board that amongst the other beers says Stout III. Chief Stout is not mentioned. At the bar, the menu says Imperial Stout. Quite confusing I think, and at two of my earlier visits, none of the staff has been able to give me a good explanation of this, but last week I finally got it; Their beer is an imperial stout called Chief Stout, and it is taxed as a class III in Norwegial legislation. I think it is too weak to be called an Imperial stout. Class III is a retired system, but people still use it. Well, back to the beer. It is black, with a very dense, lasting, medium-sized tan head. Aroma is coffee and roasted malts. Flavor too, but there’s bitterness too there. Full-bodied with a dry, bitter finish. (051123)