tiong (4079) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from a bottle, thanks oh6gdx/fonefan!
Pours dark brown with a tiny head. Aroma of sweet malts, ripe fruits, raisins, hints of wood, oak and sweet syrup. Taste is sweet, smooth and malty with loads of toffee, wood, vanilla, raisins and ripe fruits. Finish is sweet, smooth and complex with hints of raisins, vanilla and wood. Quite complex and well balanced barley wine.
SHIG (3703) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a caramel brown with no head. The aroma is boozy and sweet caramel. The taste is sweet caramel malt, dark fruit, and boozy tongue all of which actually hides the 13% alcohol. #100 Italian beer rate!
Embrouille (2830) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of fiulijn. Complex nose. Reminiscent of whisky throughout. Good but I am not overwhelmed by this beer.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Mondial 2009. Amber with no head. Aroma is really sweet and syrupy. Hints of cherries, nuts and prunes. Quite complex. Taste is really syrupy and nutty. It has a faint alcohol feeling at first but it grew stronger at the end. Carbonation was really faint. This is one very special beer. It really felt like a port wine. Really rich and complex.
back (1355) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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Diogène (1066) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Mondial 2009.Amber with a thin white head. Average retention and above average lacing. Aroma is wood, cognac, alcohol, maple syrup, raisins and figs. Flavor is maple syrup, wood, cognac, hops, alcohol, dark fruits and hops. Liquorous mouthfeel. Awesome!
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light brownish amber with no head, just some legs. Aroma caramell and brown sugar, sherry, raisins, dried fruit and some acetone. Flavor is the same, sticky sweet and suprisingly muted. Unlike the other versions of the "Xyauyù" this even less aged one doesn’t quite blow any minds, the flavor is simply too muted and you have to wash the beer around in your mouth like a maniac trying to get the flavors out. Still, the muted flavors it holds is rather nice, sweet with a nice warming ending. Flat slightly stiicky body as expected.
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very slightly hazy deep amber, no head just a few bubbles.
The aroma is vinous and fruity with notes of wood, prunes and malts. A faint oxidized character and hidden alcohol. Nice.
The flavor is seriously sweet, and the sweetness is accentuated by the completely flat mouthfeel. The body is not overly full, but decent and the texture is very sticky. Lots of sweet fruits, brown sugar, powdered chocolate and hints of spices. The finish has a slight alcohol twang to it, chewy malts and vinous cherry notes.
A good beer, but not fantastic. Very heavy and too much emphasis on the sweetness.
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - APR 9, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Acquistata in un negozio di gastronomia a monteverde, lasciata invecchiare un annetto. Nonostante la sua complessità, si beve che è un piacere. Solo non sembra affatto una birra.
petrinisara (12) - ITALY - DEC 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Una discreta birra che però manca del corpo edella complessità che mi aspettavo