madmitch76 (12253) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
9th March 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Bottle thanks to Colin. Clear amber beer, residual pale tan head. Palate is light and a little dry. Smooth. Quite a sweet caramel malt with well integrated and smooth peat whiskey. A little generic fruit and lactose and a light smoky tang. Finishes smooth and dry. Hides the abv very well indeed. A real tasty treat as are most of the Xyauyu’s
teorn88 (1656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
50cl bottle at CBC Clerkenwell, London. Thanks to Colin. It pours a deep copper / brownish colour with no real head to speak of. Aroma is sweet with peat notes, but not overwhelming at all. Maple syrup and dark fruits. Taste is still sweet with some peaty notes in the end. Vanilla, leather and tobacco, alongside with dark fruits and raisins. Silky body with no carbonation. Overall, delicious to me.
mR_fr0g (1422) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks Colin. Dark caramel. Bacon maple syrup, boozy aroma. Very sweet. Sryupy, coa Islay smooth. Very good.
Leighton (8786) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2013 Bottle shared at CBC - Clerkenwell, London. Huge thanks to Colin for this one. Pours clear, dark red-brown with a fine, beige head. Massive smokey peat nose, some toasty and syrupy sugars. Big sweet flavor, obscene amounts of smokey bacon drenched in maple syrup, some alcohol, brown sugar, toasty brown bread. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Fairly chewy. Tons of cured ham, brown sugar, some honey, hefty smokey peat, mellow earthy bitterness. Light warmth. Lingering brown sugar, cured ham. Really awesome. This beer is miraculously rich.
zampano (7) - DENMARK - MAR 9, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose islay pepper caramel. Taste caramel islay smoked meat huge sweetness. Body viscous. Too sweet for me.
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Theydon_Bois (5486) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Glass poured from corked bottle at home, also rated at Ma Che a few weeks previously, massive thanks to Luca (Mortlach) for gifting me this bottle! 19/02/13. Bottle No. L028/120, 2008 reserva.
Almost clear chestnut brown, slight reddish hues, almost vintage port like, with no head.
Nose is peat, smoke, wood, smoked gammon, brown sugars, burnt toffee, TCP, medicinal notes.
Taste comprises much of the nose elements, sweet smoked sugars, big boozey hit, Seville orange, wood, smoked gammon.
Full bodied, smooth, no carbonation, massages the throat leaving a sweet and smoked coating.
Excellent stuff - definately the best smoked offering I’ve had, could dig this out as a night cap again and again !!!
PhillyCraft (2595) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample from Bill at TND. Notes of barbecue, smoked peat, roasted almond. Taste was smoother then the aroma but still way too much for me.
TEKUBEAT (20) - ITALY - JAN 18, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
La xyauyù base riposa per un anno in botti di Laphroaig sprigionando tutto il potenziale dell’esperimento di Teo. Una nota torbata preponderante sporca il dolce del malto e della frutta matura. Al tasting è complessa e molto corposa, una birra da grandi occasioni.
Kosmokrator (376) - ITALY - DEC 26, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Favoloso color rame scuro, limpido con riflessi rubino in controluce; completamente priva di schiuma e carbonazione. Al naso colpisce con sentori torbati e fumosi, di legno e cenere su una base più dolciastra con caramello e malto, meraviglioso equilibrio complessivo. Gusto pieno e rotondo, l’affumicato avvolge le note fruttate e maltate alla perfezione, retrogusto persistente. Calda e vellutata al palato, è meno corposa e "spessa" dell’atteso ma lascia le papille gustative in estasi. Un esperimento incredibile..!
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by masterski. Thanks Alex!
Hazy and light orange, the beer is transparent with a small and fleeting head. The aroma offers ample smoke with some sweet, candied malt. Wow, this is delicious. Tea flavors emerge more in the flavor than the aroma. Quite tasty. Lovely feel. Silky smooth with a mild and delicate warmth. Fabulous for sipping. Would love to have this again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-31-2012