Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another huge thanks to SHIG for these Italian beauties. Thanks Shawn! Pours clear copper with zero head and tree trunk legs slowly sludging down the inside edge of the glass. The aroma is similar to the copper and silver with smooth rich blended sugary dark fruitiness to go along with ribbons of caramel and sherry-ness. The taste is rich and smooth and succulent and seems silkier than the other variants. Yum indeed. I get rich smooth blended prunes, plum juice, figs and sugar coated apricot. In behind the rich sweet smooth fruitiness are notes of creamy caramel candy and a sense of wood, earthiness and smooth warming booze. I love these beers!
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2011 Manuelle at Ma Che Siete shared a bottle with me and I assume Mortlach as well since there was a dude at the other end of the bar with a glass from the same night of his rating. This was by far the best glass of Xyauyu I have had! Perfectly oxidized, medium fruitiness all around, creamy silky big sweet malts- barely cloying, and just easy to sip on. Very nice!
Shared with Dany and Ryan at Mondial 2010. Pours a clear amber mostly still with some sticky legs. Aroma is very sweet with lots of maple syrup, way less oxidized crap that the regular version had, mostly fruity esters, some caramelized malts. Flavor is light earth, mostly maple sweetness, some honey, light soy oxidation but not too bad, fruity ester oxidation still not out of control, a get a slight woody paper note, and some port wine and sherry. A bit of heat at the end. Not bad. My favorite of all the Xyauyu so far.
Plovmand (6025) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Deep amber body with no head. The aroma is light acidic, port, sweet caramel and dark ripe fruit. The flavour is very complex. Prune, port, warming alcohol, dark fruit, candy and loads of caramel. Lovely.
wedgie9 (1661) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from bottle, 2006 vintage. Pours a muddy brown with almost no head. Nose of caramel with prune, raisin, molasses, bruleed sugar, and caramel malt. Flavors are very sweet and quite oxidized with fig, raisin, and prune. Body is thick and sticky with light to no carbonation, and a super long caramel finish. This beer is awesome and would be enjoyed by any sherry lover.
fonefan (31767) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[ Vintage 2007 ]. Clear medium amber color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, wood, tobbaco, oxidide malt, moderate to heavy alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, wood, alcohol. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Earlier Rating: 9/22/2009 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle 500ml. [ Vintage 2005 ].
Clear medium orange amber color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, berry, raisin, plum, wood, alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is syrupy - oily, carbonation is flat flat, finish feel is moderate to light heavy alcohlic. 
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2010 Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Vintage 2005. Clear amber golden with absolutely no head. Intense aroma of overripe fruit and honey - almost mead-like in character with the alcohol already showing in the nose. Very full-bodied, completely flat, intense accents of nuts, caramel flower pollen and overripe fruit - perhaps a little licorice also. No bitterness but a warming alcohol finish. 8/3/8/5/17=4.1 220309
Bottle 50 cl. RBESG Rome 2010. Clear, amber golden with no head whatsoever. I didn’t find the aroma all that enticing at first - almost rotten actually - but with a little time the beer really opened up revealing pleasant and VERY oxidizid Sherry notes, wood and sweet tobacco. Very full-bodied, completely flat with a massive alcohol - like vintage Sake. Lots of oxidized woody flavours and sweet - almost sticky - caramel. Very warming alcohol in the finish. Amazingly sophisticated. 020610
madmitch76 (12130) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
4th June 2010. Bottle in the Bir & Fud Restaurant - huge thanks to the owners for this bottle on the house! Clear dark amber beer, zero head. Sherry like nose. Light soft palate. Delicious sherryish malt, sweet and smooth and a little fruity. A little warmth in the finish. A very very fine sherry!! And a remarkable beer. Light and very fine - very well done Baladin!
Quevillon (2341) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank on day 3 of the 2010 Mondial de la Bière. Amber brown, no head. Caramelized aroma of cereal and alcohol. Insane taste of honey and barley malt, aftertaste not too alcoholic and very creamy. It’s worth the price!
Borresteijn (4138) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from the bottle at Bir&Fud, RBESG Rome day 2. Clear amber colour, no head. Aroma is very sweet, malty, raisins, some alcohol. Flavour is thick, fruity, syrupy, raisins, again like Madeira wine, alcohol, a bit of chocolate. Fullbodied. Still too sweet for me, but very nice nevertheless.
sebletitje (5983) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cheers again to Shig for bringing yet another Italian gem to the tasting.
The grail of barley wine. This wonderfully crafted, had it side by side with ’silver’ label, and this beer is a tad more pronounced in the aroma and flavors.
pours amber, no head, very thin sporadic tan bubbles.
aroma, same as silver version, just upped a little more.
flavors, lot more caramel version adding to the greatness of the silver label, gives a mouthfeel of caramelized apple, bordering the goodness of a mead, sirupy with nice floral undertones. abv is well hidden, perfect desert beer to be enjoyed for hours.
Hard to finish, this is so delicious.