Hermod (2226) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle, bb 18/01/14. Dark brown, thin, ladting brown head. Quite sweet malty aroma, licorice, dark fruits, not very roasty. Flavor has sweetness, dark fruits, salt, licorice and finishes dry and hoppy with some cocoa notes. Medium bodied, oily, sticky on the lips. Slight disappointment, too sweet for my taste.
Idiosynkrasie (1987) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle [7.5% abv as per label]. Black colour with average to huge, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, tan to medium brown head. Dark fruity and yeasty aroma. Taste is initially dry and herbal hoppy, moderately sweet underlying fruity notes of dark berries give way to some roast and even a smoky note, the finish is again sweet fruity and chocolately; lively carbonation - presumably to be attributed to the Belgian yeast -, sticky, oily palate.
lusikka (4124) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle @ WPBF 2013.
Pours a dark brown, almost black colour with a white lacy head. Aroma of roasted malts, cream, vanilla and some caramel notes. Flavour of roasted malts, ash, vanilla, caramel and grass. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel and smooth malty finish. Ash notes are somewhat off-putting here. Otherwise a great beer.
olio (4156) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle @ wPBFí13.
Pours dark copper color with a small head. Aroma of tar, mild bourbon notes, some roasted malts, dark fruits and caramel. Flavor of toasty malts, chocolate, dark fruits and some vanilla notes. Quite dry finish. Very nice.
laiti (4016) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ wPBFí13, BBE 19.06.2013
Aroma is quite light with some cocoa, hay and licorice. Flavour has salty licorice, some soy sauce, ash and hints of coffee. Too thin and salty.
viktorvee (167) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2013 Very sweet to start, an almost marmite like rich savour, mild sour fruits, syrupy with dates, alcohol and sugar in the mouth.
jurasik (5) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Starts sweet, almost like red wine. Has a slightly smoky but smooth texture. The high alcohol content is noticeable, but is not off putting. Recommended.
johninmelb (1032) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Resinous, vineous nose with port notes threaded with some dark chocolate and some licorice. Flavour is more of the same - some dark roast coffee notes, some chicory, some red wine and some molasses. Finish is well balanced with syrup of figs, toasted coffee, dark chocolate and smoky malt. Very nice.
DanielBrown (3222) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Looks beautiful. Smells tarry. Flavour is a melange of leather, tobacco, tar, licorice, sweet alc burn. Not the easiest thing to drink, but certainly smooth. Does that ístack upí? Not sure. Iím not a confirmed IS man, so a one has to be a good one to make me love it. On the fence here. Nice enough.
Dommod2011 (511) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I havenít got a roaring fire. Itís not even wired in yet. Ultimate. Thereís a BIG word. (Bit? Imbecile) Was Ultimate Warrior the ultimate warrior? Was he arse, he wasnít even the ultimate wrestler. That would be Giant Haystacks. Ultimate mix? No. Ultimate snack? No. Ultimate stout? No, but itís nice. Nice Stout.