paultheguru (650) - Parker, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: snifter. looks like a flat coke. very little carbonation if any. deep mahogany color, reddish hues. some sediment in there. no lacing.
S: huge grape aromas. tons of pinot hints in the nose, as well as a massive green grape and raisin aroma. huge alcohol burn.
T: Wow! nothing like it smells. huge sweet flavors from the malts. some sweet red grape flavors. very complex palate form the barrels. molasses, cherries, figs, light hints of coconut.
M: very sticky. medium to heavy mouthfeel. very intense, almost nectar-like.
D: for 13% this beer is ridiculously smooth. Well worth the try if you want to front some dough.
SHIG (3279) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Poured a mixed color of rusted nail and orange copper, head was light bubbles. Aroma was a mix of sweet dark fruit juices and smokey wood. The taste was more of the same with dark fruit up front and a smoke stack ask finish. I rather disliked this blend and found it not to work well together. Too sweet with smoke just didn’t make sense in my mouth.
Forcina (52) - Bellinzona, Rome, Brussels, SWITZERLAND - SEP 12, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2011 Classy packaging. Exciting appearence, strong penetrating red color. Delicate candy aroma well balanced with malt. 14% alchool.
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fløska. Unclear copper brown colour, good curtains. Smoky caramel alco aroma. Sticky mouthfeel. Very sweet flavour with smoke, wood, alcohol and dark fruits.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the Bottle at Chris O’s, Kensal Rise 06/08/2010
Some whisky aroma. Amber coloured rich on the palate very strong in alcohol and fruity with a hint of dryness in a warming full malt finish.
Embrouille (2774) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Courtesy of Alex. Whisky reminiscence throughout. Complex. Excellent.
fonefan (31777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Alc. 14.0%. Clear medium amber color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, smoke, sweet bacon, chrispy, honey, light roasted, light meat. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, smoked meat. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 25, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
courtesy of fiulijn; 2006 vintage - clear amber-brown colour with absolutely no foam; aroma of walnut, whisky and smoked sausage, a fair but well-integrated smokiness; very oily and full-bodied, notes of Madeira and honey, Portwine-like finish with more honey and smoke - a wonderful, complex beer!
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is smoke, some bacon, alcohol, fruits and mild sugary sweetness as well. Flavour is very nicely caramel, smoked malts, some slight roasted malts as well as some alcohol. Quite lovely balance.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - AUG 22, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The Xyauyù Ultimate Tasting
Beautiful red and dark amber color, clear, shiny; flat. Delicate smoke aroma, it reminds me more a delicate smoked meat of the Schwarzwald than the Lapsang Suchong; it blends well with the malt, caramel and toffee aroma; due to the oxidisation, there is an impression of Madeira; also some chestnuts. It flows like a velvety ambrosia, sweet and delicate, yet powerful; rich sweetness, the malt melts into caramel; the smoke is very delicate, but clearly present; there are traces of chestnut honey and mature fruits; the 14% of alcohol is just a concept. Smooth. Sublime liquid for the gods.