77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, - OCT 9, 2012
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle sampled @ Quintessence 2012. With some fine chocolate caviar served alongside. Aged on Italian red wine. Whiskey sized pour of a completely flat, not the slightest inkling of a head of a brandy looking liquid - colour me impressed. Smell is very sweet caramel mixed with dark sugar, liqueur, honey, dark fruits, wood. Taste is slick, bit thick, oily goodness, caramel, toff, liqueur, concentrated caramelized sugar, maple light dark fruits leading in a lightly woody and vinous finish. I liked this one even more than the already exceptional Baladin Xyauyù Barrel - even rounder, slicker - mighty fine stuff.
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dull light brown, no head. The aroma has a fair bit of chocolately, espresso character, with maybe a light brown sugar. There is light sugars, some tree fruits, and finishing in a bit of wood. There’s a fairly sherryish oxidiation in the finish, with a touch of alcohol lending a little bit of drynes.
mcberko (14682) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500mL bottle, pours a filthy dark orange with a small bubbly beige head. Aroma has some oxidation, with red wine barrels, light caramel and toasted bready notes. Flavour has pleasant sherry-like oxidation, caramel, vanilla and subtle red wine. Finishes with vanilla, subtle sherry and caramel. Complex, warming, and beautifully constructed. Fantastic.
Brandman (2850) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown body, no head. Aroma has some dark hops, raisins, dried fruits, chocolate and rye. Flavour has chocolate, alcohol, mixed fruits and raisins, roasted caramel and intense red wine notes. When warms, this becomes a chocolate bomb.
rosenbergh (10673) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. #173. BB Dic/2019. Enjoyed at the HHOK18. Courtesy of Brandman.
Brown color, no head.
Dessert wine, dark fruits, raisins, alcohol and red wine in the aroma.
Luumukiisseli, prunes, port wine and sweetness in the aroma.
Strong. No carbonation.
cadilhac (36) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Woody and less vinegary than xiauyu, faint on the after taste and aroma. A watered down version of xiauyu if you take them in that ordered.
jesperhammer (4228) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12-JUN-2015, bottle @Ulkløbben meeting, @Henrik
Brown, flat looking, no head.
Sugar, bread, Vanilla, Bourbon, red wine notes. No carbonation, full body, sweet. Nice.
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pre CBC-tasting in our rented apartment in Copenhagen 2015-04-30. Hazy golden/copper beer with a nice beige head. Sourish vinous aroma, grassym toffee, caramel, raisins, some figs. Malty caramel flavor, raisins, alcohol, figs and dades, a bit vinous, good body.
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
10 cl sample (11%) @ Baladin Open, Rome as "Terre 2010." Aroma is sweet with licorice, raisins and hints of hay. Flavour has licorice, raisins, sweet sugary tones and rye pudding. Close to Xyauyù, but not that rich or intensive.
olio (9376) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10 cl sample, 2010 vintage @ Open Baladin, Rome.
Pours murky brown color with no head. Again, quite sweet with plums and raisins, caramel and some brown sugar, the red wine barrel is quite faint. Sweet plums on the flavor, caramel malts, sugar and some earthy notes too. Nice sweet BW but a bit simple. Tasty anyway.
Ferris (12927) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Vinous, barrel, tobacco and sweet caramel. Dirty brown with no head. tobacco, leather, plum and sweet caramel. Nice.