michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2011 2/20/11: 500ml Bottle: Aroma of smoke, malt, honey, wood, slight smoked meat, slight smoked bacon, and a hint of alcohol. Poured deep amber/copper/brown in color with no head. Hazy. Not sparkling. Full of medium-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet. Tastes of malt, honey, smoke, light smoked meat, slight oak, and some vanilla. Medium to full body. Slick, viscous, lightly sticky, then dry texture. Zero carbonation. Medium sweet, honey, malt, slight oak, slight meat, finish is dry. 13.5%ABV is slightly present in the aroma, but very well hidden throughout. 8/4/9/5/18 = 4.4
11/10/10: Mes Rate at Fork and Barrel: Aroma of barley wine, malt, caramel, honey, and slight alcohol. Poured amber in color with a no head at all. Cloudy. Not sparkling. Full of medium to large-sized particles throughout. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of honey, malt, port wine, slight alcohol, barley wine, and slight oak. Medium to full body. Slightly viscous, otherwise average texture. Flat carbonation. Malt, honey, barley wine, and hint of alcohol finish is port-like and delicious. Overall, and it just delicious. 13.5%ABV is almost completely hidden throughout. 8/4/10/5/18 = 4.5
marcot (771) - Campomorone, ITALY - OCT 16, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottiglia del 2006 regalata a Gian per il compleanno e subito condivisa. Una bevanda stranissima, paragonabile a un whiskyno da bere a fine pasto. Complessa e spaventosamente equilibrata, dal sapore davvero speciale, è una lurisia 12 plus. Fantastica
ReAle (120) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 16, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2011 Bottle @Piozzo. Great smoked beer. Dark amber penetrating appearance, very exciting. Flavour of smoked malt, some fruits, caramel, toffee and coffee. Some vinous notes. Heady taste, grrrreat! malt, sugar, caramel and dry fruits. Full and rich body, great complexity. Wow.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - OCT 15, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006, stappata al compleanno di Gian per volere del festeggiato (era il suo regalo); complessa e deliziosa, le note affumicate del Lapsang Souchong si mescolano con grazia sulla base della Xyauyu (o è la Lurisia 12?). Una birra di classe inimitabile.
paultheguru (644) - 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 (3561) - 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 (10291) - 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 (9159) - 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 (2825) - 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.