KyotoLefty (6828) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
10 cl pour from the bottle at Open Baladin Roma. HUGE toffee nose, with raisins, light acid, buttery-oily, butterscotch really. Dark amber-brown. Flat. Flavor of mellow toffee, plums, butter, oak, light vanilla, and a touch of cooked peaches. Prefect mouth feel. Wonderful, strange, and original. It seems at once to be far to sweet, but then it seems perfect. Love it.
maledictum (659) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - FEB 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Still copper/rich orange colored pour. Nose of caramel, alcohol, toffee, and maple. Taste of alcohol, maple, bourbon, with a medium body that has a nice caramel finish. These Xyauyu beers are all fantastic!!
omhper (20164) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Deep ruby, no head. Aroma of madeira as well as soy sauce, like SA Triple Bock. Very sweet and hugely full bodied with viscous mouthfeel. Very intense. Meady menthe, intensely warming sherry. Faint notes of coffee. On some sort of edge between overly sweet and fantastic. This beer certainly grabs your attention.
Marsiblursi (3042) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours dark red with no head. The aroma holds honey, nuts, sherry, caramel, grain, light wood, some dried fruits and earthy tobacco. Warming, oxidized and straightforward nose. The flavour is heavily sweet, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic. Notes of honey, nuts, caramel, sherry, spices, earth, dried fruits and old hops. The mouthfeel super sticky with almost no carbonation. Lingering sweet aftertaste. Near full bodied.
Mortlach (1037) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 16, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
06/04/2011 500ml bottle (2007). Meraviglioso colore ambrato cognac, intensissimo, limpidissimo, con vive note ramate, schiuma assente. Completamente piatta e ossidata. Aroma intenso e caldo di frutta, si percepisce nettamente l’alcol. In bocca fruttata, vinosa, dolcissima, eppure incredibilmente bilanciata. Corpo medio-pieno, consistenza liquorosa. Sembra uno Sciachetrà delle Cinque Terre. Complessa, esaltante, assolutamente unica nel suo genere.
Zarin (202) - ITALY - DEC 29, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2012 Aroma: Sweet fortified wine, alcool. Appearfance: Copper. Taste: Sweet, like a fortified wine. Palate: Full body, winey. Overall: 20/20
deyholla (7154) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a near clear deep copper with a hint of amber and a grayish head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a lot of sweet caramel and cookie with some sweet fruits and a hint of toffee. Flavor has a good amount of sweet dark fruits with sugars, cookies and caramel. Really rich and sweet.
oh6gdx (21061) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (2nd CS/ES Beer Gathering, thanks S.V.!). Deep copper colour with no head at all. Aroma is malty, fruity and a bunch of raisins/plum along with sweet wooden notes as well as some chocolate and alcohol. Flavour is cherries, chocoalte, mild raisins, some toasted notes as well as toffee and mild plum. Wellbalanced and nice!
tiong (4078) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ HBF 2010. Originally rated on 10.4.2010. Okay but slightly unbalanced barley wine. Notes of madeira wine, alcohol burns through a bit too much.
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 3, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2012 Il migliore dei tre! Questa non è una birra, è un vino passito, un madeira, un esercizio di stile pazzesco! Avercene di birre così...