saxo (14084) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottlen no head. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are fruits, smoke, nuts, caramel and malt.
JWE (209) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish amber with no head. Aroma with caramel, fruit and smoked notes. Taste is sweet and with strong smoked notes. Oily palate. Lovely.
Zarin (202) - ITALY - FEB 3, 2011
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: smoked tea, cedar, caramel
Appearance: Dark amber/red
Taste: sweet, with a smoked final.
Palate: full. Overall: 20/20
Theis (13440) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear red/brown - white head. High smokey aroma, sweetness, roasted, minerals, honey, oxidation - green walnuts, herbal, light hoppy, high malty. Lovely.
GonZoBeeR (2926) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance:D redish-brown,no head.....
dnstone (2140) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells like a wood stove with sweet and alcohol notes. Appears to have no carbonation, no head...amber-orange in color. Very syrupy, no carbonation, very sweet with a strong smokiness. It was served very cold, not sure it was served correctly.
FatPhil (9372) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle - at ChrisO’s - thanks!
7 Super soft sweet smoky aroma.
4 Deep copper, tiny head
7 Lovely sweet sherry with gentle smokiness. Good after-dinner sipper, I’d think
4 Sweet palate, just short of slick. Little carbonaton.
15 Super sweet and soft, and the smokiness is very gentle. Not a conventional beer, but a lovely drink nevertheless.
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 13, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2011 A smokey barley wine to drink with a cigar. Pours in a cognac balloon. Aroma is smokey, alcoholic, caramelled. Taste has coffee, smokey and toffe flavour, the body is full and rich at palate.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating #2500. 2006 Vintage. Thanks to Suttree for picking this up for me. Since having the Bronze Label Xyauyu I have been wanting to try one again but couldn’t justify the price. Well, smoked tea justified it for me. This silently uncorks and pours a ruby hued brown body and doesn’t even stir up a bubble during the pour. The still liquid gives off an aroma prominent with smoked tea and pleasant oxidation. Slight alcohol burns the nostrils along with leather, tobacco, and heavy caramel and blackstrap molasses. The body is just slick and velvety smooth. Just like I remember the Bronze. The taste is more prominent with the sweetness, caramel, toffee, figs, prune fruitiness. The smoke adds just a touch in the finish to linger, the alcohol is completely covered. The oxidation adds a nice papery (in a good way) note. Perfect for this cold late fall evening by the fire.
GRM (2999) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample, at the Mondial de la bière, savoured on June 2 2010; eye: reddish with a copper hue, clear, no effervescence, no head; nose: malt, smoke, alcohol, oxidation; mouth: malt, smoke, alcohol, oxidation, alcohol warmth, finale in malt with presence of alcohol, medium-full body, not much carbonation, rather sweet, liqueur-like texture; overall: quite special
Échantillon, lors du Mondial de la bière, savourée le 2 juin 2010; œil : rougeâtre avec une teinte cuivrée, claire, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse; nez : malt, fumé, alcool, oxydation; bouche : malt, fumé, alcool, oxydation, chaleur d’alcool, finale en malt avec présence d’alcool, corps moyen-corsé, peu carbonatée, plutôt sucrée, texture liquoreuse; en résumé : très spécial