rayaron (682) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAR 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330ml. Clear deep amber with medium creamy beige head. Aroma of karambola with notes of raisin and caramel. Complex flavor of sweetish caramel and raisin with notes of karambola and herbs, followed by nice fruity sourness, long lasting sour-sweet sticky finish. Moderate carbonation, oily texture, full-bodied. Rich and pleasant.
fellebag (1139) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 33cl. Small grey colored layer. Color is clear dark red brown. Aroma is licorice, berries, wood, wine. Taste is very sweet. Licorice, bark, nail polish remover.
JulienHuxley (4241) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thank potjebier! Deep brown pour with bubbles slowly rising through the viscous liquid to form a thin very creamy off white head. Aroma is intensely matly, rich barley sugar notes, very malty, light toast, definitely some english barleywine notes in here, toffee, caramel. Taste is sweet, lightly boozy. Palate is med-heavy bodied, good carb. Nice.
Fabi095 (4) - FINLAND - MAR 3, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color is clear medium amber and there is virtually no head. The aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, light alcoholic, dried dark fruits. The flavor is light heavy sweet with a long duration. The body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is flat. Ompher is a fag. Aftertaste of dried fig/fag
lebermilz (103) - GERMANY - MAR 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Darkbrown and unfitered, firm head. Smells malty, dried fig, black bread. On the palate liquorice, dark bread, sweet, mouthfilling. Very concentrated beer.
ClubGonzo (4724) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown, near-black murky body with a large creamy, long-lasting off-white head. Nose is mild raisins, caramel, bread dough, grains and hints of licorice and soft herbs. Taste is licorice, caramel, herbs, cough syrup, grains and hints of dark syrup, toffee and brown sugar. Full, creamy body, soft to medium carbonation. Lovely stuff; kind of like a crossover between an imperial stout and a barley wine with a strong herbal profile. Highly enjoyable sipper; weird that the German market has marginalized such a treat over the years. Glad to have it available in Norway.
ABS (701) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Pours quite dark brown, with a dense, two centimeter thick, beige head. Prune, dried fruit and lots of alcohol nose. Sweet. Almost no aftertaste. Thick body, soft carbonation. Quite dry ending. Prune, caramel, dried fruit, fruitcake and some hints of herbs. Alcohol is not very well hidden. Closer to an Imperial Stout than an Albier in my opinion. Ending is a bit abrupt.
Gorm (1731) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dunkel mørk rødbrun farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av malt, karamell, bær, eple. Smak av malt, karamell, bær, eple. Lett karbonert med en bittersøt avslutning.
nilsas (2321) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lukt: Friske frukter, rosin og krydder.
Utseende: Grumset brun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynn hinne skum, ring langs kant.
Smak: Friske frukter, noe krydder, fin sødme i avslutningen.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Bryne(netstore), Nydt@Lokal hjemme tasting med Gorm
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@8,5%, Når@12.02.2015
Kommentar: Nydelig øl som mer enn gjerne prøves igjen ved en senere anledning.
tfredvik (1417) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy, very deep copper to brown body with a creamy, quite dense, beige head that doesn’t leave much lacing. Sweet, malty and rather strong aroma of caramel, dark dried fruits and alcohol. Strong flavour of caramel, burnt sugar, pine, flowers and soy sauce. Red berries and herbs in the back. Moderate sweet taste and a long-lasting, biting, stinging, herbal, quite heavy bitter finish. Full-bodied, smooth and creamy texture, soft carbonation. A bit too demanding. If I want a hopped sweet beer I prefer a barley wine.
[33 cl bottle, from Vinmonopolet Online]