ilovedarkbeer (2187) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Nose is mescal, vanilla, smoked fat, and apple skin. Taste reminds me of doritos, meat, and syrup. Sticky smooth mouthfeel with a very long finish. Excellent.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle, deep orange the color of sweet potato, some bubbles, great peaty , burnt sugar aroma, flavors of burnt sugar, bbq, toffees, coffee creamer, bacon, malty smoke finish, great smoked beer
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2006 bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Probably the best smokey beer I have ever had. Pours a lot lighter color than the other three. Aroma is smokey, meat, alcohol, caramel, maple, and bbq. Taste is maple glazed bbq, awesomeness and syrupy. I hate smoke beers normally, but this is excellent!
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A liquorish extra-smoked sweet fruity beer of some kind. A unique experience.
How: From the bottle at Extreme Beer Fest 2010. Multiple samples
The look: Part cloudy dark golden body topped by an off-white ring of foam
In long: Where do we start with a beer like this, If a beer it is?!? Very strong smoky nose with notes of caramel and bacon. Taste is very sweet with lots of caramel, a ton of smoke, some fruity notes, more smoke, vinous notes, bacon, tree leafs, smoked wood bark, smoke refried beans, more caramel, more smoke. Very low carbonation, liquorish texture. I went back a few times trying to figure out what the hell this beer was. Every time I’d come up with a few more flavour elements. I still don’t know if I could enjoy a full bottle of this thing but I’d sure like to try. What the hell was this… thing? I really enjoyed the experience but I’m not sure why. Please don’t ask me what the score is, I’m still trying to figure out what the game is.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 Bottle - Thanks inflatablehair!!! - Pours still and clear orange with no head, nicely viscous...aroma is smokey, woody, brown sugar and caramel...flavour is like velvet wrapped in silk, honey, orange blossoms, creme, tea and smoke...finish is smooth and rich, the smoke is definite departure from the other Xyauyus, but so unique in taste...
MeadMe (1221) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big Thanks to GodisThunder for the share
A: Pours and orangish amber hue with just a few bubbles. Looks rather still in the glass.... just like it should.
S: Bold dark fruit aromas with a blend of sweet candy malts. Subtle smoke can be picked up along with a touch of wood.
T: Dark fruit with a nice blast of woody meaty smoke. Nice dose of caramel and toffee to sweet up the smoke. Very well crafted I have a man crush on anything Xyauyu.
M: Full in body, rich, sweet, smokey, and still.
D: Sippability is rather high on this one.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I think daknole nailed this beer. Pours an orange toned body with an off whtie head. Vinous fruit tones of honey, plum, dark raisins. Viscous and warming with a smokey tea note that reminds me of a smoked iced cider, yeah riddle me that! Wow what an awesome experience, this was one of the most unique and enjoyable beers of EBF weekend, for once i have something to say about Italian beer other then it being over prices. Awesome!
jake65 (2521) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAR 6, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - thanks to Inflateablehair. Clear copper pour with no head, just a couple bubbles clinging to the edge of the liquid. Nose is vinous, sherry, and smoke. After an initial hot feeling, combined with a really full and creamy mouthful, the blend of smoke and honey is just sublime. Nice wildflower honey taste. Richly sweet, yet smokey. Like sweet n’ smokey hot wings? Hell yes. Thanks Sam - this was incredibly fun to try.
MrGGen (302) - ITALY - MAR 4, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Versa un colore ramato con praticamente quasi niente schiuma. L’aroma è dolce di malto con note di caramello, alcool, fumo, frutti scuri, prugne.Il sapore è altresì dolce di malto con note di caramella mou, caramello, frutta scura matura e rum e ancora di uva passa, legno affumicato. Mediamente corposa, con un finale dolce che non dispiace affatto.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pouring at session one of EBF in Boston. Pours a hazy orange brown with no head. Plum, prune, vague hint of smoke. Candy sweetness to it, light subtle smoke that grows slowly. Odd sweet aftertaste. Everyone else seemed to really dig this one. More for them I guess.