andersand (521) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown with no head but some legs. Aroma is caramell, raisins, sweet fruit and a light wet basement note. Flavor is the same but sweeter with a warming sticky finish. Body is flat and sticky. Equally as good as the gold but less powdery and "dark" in it’s overall character with less noticable aged notes, probably the version of the Xyauyù suitable for the most occasions (which I guess is quite few anyway but still..)
FatPhil (7496) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle (Bir & Fud) - shared by Alejandro - more than a million thanks!
Deep red, no head. Rich slightly woody barley wine aroma. Very rich roast, but no burntness, so packed full of rich roasted malt. Very soft palate, no carbonation. Stunning soft malty barley-wine finish. The aging is perfect - it may only have been from 2006, but this was just wonderful.
BuckeyeBoy (2178) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Once again thanks so much Sam. This was the second bottle cracked on the vert. Pours out a dark orange/amber with no head. Aroma is sweet caramel and pit fruit. Taste was rich malts, sweet caramel candy and more of the fruit.
ditmier (1509) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 17, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 Bottle - Thanks Sam! - Second bottle opened in our Xyauyu vertical...Pours is still, deep orange with no head...aroma is caramel, sherry, sweet fruit...flavour was the best of all three, rich carmelized sugar, cream sherry, thick palate, once again, the alcohol cuts the malt to an enjoyable level...terrific...
douglas88 (4474) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another awesome beer thanks to Sam. 2006 silver label. Pours a clear copper color with no head. The aroma is super sweet notes of caramel, port, wood, dar fruit and lots more. The flavor was sweeter and hotter than the copper label. Something akin to brown sugar and honey. Nice and complex. Very drinkable.
yngwie (10758) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. (Silver label, bottled 2007.). It pours a clear, golden body completely lacking head and carbonation. Alcohol, raisins, sherry, oxidation and some caramel in the wonderfully complex aroma. Probably much more, but got completely lost and forgot to take more notes. The same goes for the flavor, which is sweet and raisiny, with some oxidation, blue grapes and a hint of honey. And alcohol of course. It’s flat, full-bodied and warming in the mouth, finishing sweet and warming. A wonderful, vinous and very complex beer. Give me this over any spirit any time. (090529)