BBHansen (430) - Køge, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ faroe islands w friends/boilermaker. Appearance: pours clear red-brown with powerful beige soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: caramel, toffee, pine and some fruity & spicy note. palette medium hoppy & fruity aroma, average carbonation, medium to full body, average to notable sweetness, balanced by an average to distinct bitterness, medium duration and an oily texture. Overall: nice hoppy quadrupel
gunnfryd (12643) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
KRS 081114. Red amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, hop, , bread. Flavour is alcohol, malt, hop, bread, dried fruit, sugar. Boozy beer.
Gylo (257) - Lublin, POLAND - MAR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mocne, wyra?nie s?odowe z dobrze ukrytym alkoholem. Piwo z jednego z dwóch browarów na Wyspach Owczych i to chyba z tego lepszego ;)
3fourths (8642) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Lightly hazed amber with a thin white head and some retention. Fruity and malty aroma impression is caramel and toffee, red apples and cherry liqueur, with a touch of pine resin hoppiness and subtle basement must yeastiness. Full bodied, moderately sweet with strong bitterness, the hop character is grassy and sharp and lasting in the finish, and the mineral quality that seems common in Okkara beers works well with the rich malt sugar and sharp hops. It doesn’t scream Belgian, there’s not much in the way of yeast, and with the strong resin hoppiness and caramel malt it fits more taste-wise with American Strong Ale and Imperial Red Ales. More interesting aroma than their other products, and though it’s overly bitter (hence the ASA resemblance), it works well against the sugar. The most enjoyable beer I’ve had from Okkara. Definitely not a booze-bomb or overly alcoholic like some reviewers have mentioned, I’m happy to find.
Geokkjer (6679) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, some roasted notes and alcohol. Flavor is sweet and malt with some caramel, licorice and yeast. Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (15569) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. A hazy, dark golden beer with a dense, finger-thick beige head. Lacings. The aroma is quite boozy, with dried fruits and some sugary malts. Boozy, sugary flavor too. Some bitterness. Rather dry on the palate, with a pleasant carbonation level. Lasting sweet, boozy and bitter finish. Not very well crafted this one, lasting the complexity a quad should have and way too boozy. 141108
Meilby (9782) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, alcohol and yeast. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long boozy caramel and yeasty finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
minutemat (2587) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle @ the 7th Shrewsbury Bottle Share, brought by me, many thanks to humlelala for the trade! Also glad to make a rare contribution to a new country tick for Master Haddock below. After previous poor ratings I wasn’t expecting a lot from this, but I think it surprised us all. Very rich and boozy, even for a 10.4% quad, with dominant hoppiness cutting through some dark fruit-laden malts. A great end to the night.
BlackHaddock (4998) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The last beer at the August Shrewsbury bottle share: cheers Mat for bringing the 500ml bottle (BBD 15 Sep 2017). Golden amber pour with a white crown. I thought it more hoppy than other raters seem to have done: have they changed the recipe because although it had plenty of semi-sweet maltiness in the aroma and taste it was predominantly hoppy (or had my taste buds been shot?). The alcohol came through nicely and this was a fittingly good end to a great night of beer tasting. This also took my personal country total to 99, onwards and upwards.
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, vintage, sweet malt, sugary, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, sugary, alcohol. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic.