Ferris (12925) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Vintage 2009 - Toffee and smoky peat with woody notes. Cloudy brown. Sweet prune and woody notes. There is a light sourness and a bit of a thin body. Weirdly good and a bit tannic.
mcberko (14680) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 vintage (I think). 375mL bottle, pours a murky dark brown with an amber tinge and a tiny beige head. Aroma is very complex, with lots of sherry-like oxidation upfront, followed by subdued red stone fruits, and a touch of earthy notes. Flavour is remarkably complex, with notes of dark red fruits, light tartness, and sherry oxidation. The tartness would ordinarily not be pleasant in the style, but it works here with the sherry oxidation. Tart, oxidized on the finish, but not in a detracting way. Complex and warming, with very light carbonation. Lovely.
Mortlach (1966) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22/06/2013 330ml bottle (best before December 2013), shared @ Ma che siete venuti a fà. Ambrata carica con riflessi miele di castagno, schiuma assente. Al naso ossidatissima, praticamente uno sherry, note di frutta sotto spirito, caramello, tabacco. In bocca è dolcissima, frutta matura, sherry, tabacco. Corpo pieno, oleosa, piatta. Unica nel suo genere, ma meno complessa della Xyauyù.
Theydon_Bois (17239) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Theydon Bois Roma Pre-Nuptuals Tasting at Ma Che, 22/06/13. Thanks to Luca - Mortlach.
Lightly hazed mahogony brown with no head.
Nose is sugars, light smoke, Frazzles, malt, dark fruits, booze, toffee.
Taste comprises dark toffee, sweet sugars, dates, dark fruits, demerara sugars, sweet sweet.
Full bodied, no carbonation, booze in the finish.
Ok suppable barley wine but a few notches away from a great. Overly sweet for my liking, the alcohol was pitched ok though.
jesperhammer (4228) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
03- MAY-2013, bottle @appartment in Rome. Present from Mortlach. Thx Luca:-)
All flat but beautifull amber and clear.
Arroma is very malty fruity with a whif of smoke.
Taste the same with smoked salami. Very sweet, no carbonation. Sticky full body.
I like my beer with a little carbonation. Otherwise very fine barley wine.
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yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
37.5 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small tan head. Aroma overripe fruity and light citric. Wooden, caramelish and citric. Smooked, citric and fruity. Lasting smoked and slight tarish. Fruity, sweet, citric, tart and smoked. Smooth lingering of this into the far finish.
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Alex.
Hazy orange-brown coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, smoke, bonfire and alcohol.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of smoke, overriped fruits and alcohol.
Fruity and warming alcoholic finish.
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 11, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
La base dello Xyauyù Fumè, ormai uscita di produzione e quasi introvabile. Ha due gradi in meno e risulta meglio bilanciata, ma non ha la stessa potenza.
nuplastikk (5797) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle shared by Travlr. Brown-amber. No head. Not much carbonation. Awesome. Completely unique, lots of sugary dark fruit. Never overwhelming on the palate despite the big ABV. Smoky schnaps alcohol laced aroma. Some tropical fruit. Subtle. A whole new creature of a beer.
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear medium to dark amber color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, fruity, tea leaves, raisin, wood, smoke. Flavor is light heavy sweet, light acidic and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet fruit mandarin, woody, sweet cigar, orange peel, peppery ! Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft to flat.