oh6gdx (20004) - 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 (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - 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.
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Nate at the Imperial Geezer tasting, Borough Market. Smoked cheese on the aroma, like Bavarian smoked cheese. Clear red amber colour. Alcohol and sweetness on the swallow. So smooth, so gorgeous. Jest amazingly smooth. Smokey bacon/cheese with toffee. Smooth as the smoothest thing ever. The closest thing I could think of was a Rutherglen Muscat. How do I get hold of this??
Plovmand (6176) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Entered as my rating 2700. Thanks Pinball for sharing. It pours hazzy reddish brown with a small off white head. The aroma is light smokey with lots of dark fruit and caramel. The flavour is lots of sweet malt, smoke, dark fruit, barley and caramel. Smooth and complex. Lovely.
joergen (19665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Clear orange red coloured with a small off-white head.
Fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, hops and smoke.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of sherry and smoke.
Sweet and waring alcoholic finish.
Pinball (10609) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear brown, small smooth film head.
aroma of sweet barley wine, smoked something, roasted something.
flavor is very sweet, malty, honey, smoked notes, flavor is almost between mead and barley wine... and then smoked.. pretty strange.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of Pinball. Pours a clear reddish amber with an off-white Intensely fat bacon aroma. Solid body, hardly any carbonation. Very sweet, caramel and Sherry accents. Again fat bacon smoke. Well, to be honest I’m not quite sure how well fat Bamberg smoke goes with a sweet and caramellish Barley Wine. But an interesting experiment indeed. 280710
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. A dark amber beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of smoke, malt, caramel, and wood. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of caramel, and then the powerful notes of smoke sets in combined with notes of caramel and malt, leading to a dry smokey finish. Huge thanks pinball for sharing.
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small rim of a white head. Aroma is smoked and bacon. Mild alcohol note too. Sweet caramelish and distinct bacon smoked flavoured. Smooth. Sweet and lingering into the far finish. Nice one.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(500ml bottle, 2006 vintage) Pours a clear golden amber body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malt, toffee, some dark fruit, and sausage. Flavor of smoke, apple, roasted malt, toffee, subtle vanilla, raisins, and wood.