fonefan (38082) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
[ Vintage 2008 - Bottle 28/120 ]. Clear medium to dark red brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, heavy peat, tar, medicine, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, peat, sweet malt, caramel, alcohol, wood. Body is medium, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. 
madmitch76 (17446) - , 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
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home .. copper .. thin white lacing ... .dark roast ... light islay smoke nose ...big massive islay nose .. sot sweet fruits ... soft toffe ... very sweet and bit oily fruits..light whisky ... big soft light smoke .. but very sweet
fiulijn (16144) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bistrot Baladin, Milan, vintage 2010,
Brown color, clear, darker than the regular Xyauyù. Strong peat aroma, marine; iodine; then some malt. Sweet flavor, malt with a strong peat edge, some salt and iodine; warming alcohol, but less evident than in other Xyauyù.
Good, but the (Laphroaig?) peat makes it more dull, where the old Lapsang Suchong X Fumè had an edge more.
Travlr (15095) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of jackl, thank you sir! Hazy brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of burnt toast with caramel sauce. Taste is sweet, syrupy, smoky. Interesting and unique.
Leighton (13529) - 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.
Koelschtrinker (12177) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 8, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Süßer, unglaublich voller Beginn mit Honig- und Whiskynoten, die beide im Mittelteil noch intenisver werden. Süß bleibend, voll, rauchig, mild aber denoch voll und ausgeglichen. Dörrobst. /13/14/13//13
Theydon_Bois (12078) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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 !!!
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by jackl at the C’Ville Foxy Knoxy tasting. Hazy copper, thin head. Aroma of toffee, scotch, smoke. The taste is toffee, caramel, scotch whiskey, stone fruit, mild booze. Medium bodied.
hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours clear and deeply copper with no head. The nose is smoky and woody with shades of caramel and bottlebrush honey. Surprisingly, this is not extraordinarily peaty. Full-bodied and viscous with no carbonation. The flavor is sweet and smoky with malty and vinous underpinnings of caramel, maple syrup and amber port. There’s an unfortunate cardboard-like nuance amid all the other esters and oxidation-related notes. Finishes sweet and smoky with only traces of acidity and cardboard. Although smoky, I’m not picking up the intense peaty characteristic I was expecting from a beer aged in Islay whiskey barrels. Enjoyability high - Drinkability low. A digestif. Bottle generously shared by ctipping!