lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Rating #2500. 2006 Vintage. Thanks to Suttree for picking this up for me. Since having the Bronze Label Xyauyu I have been wanting to try one again but couldn’t justify the price. Well, smoked tea justified it for me. This silently uncorks and pours a ruby hued brown body and doesn’t even stir up a bubble during the pour. The still liquid gives off an aroma prominent with smoked tea and pleasant oxidation. Slight alcohol burns the nostrils along with leather, tobacco, and heavy caramel and blackstrap molasses. The body is just slick and velvety smooth. Just like I remember the Bronze. The taste is more prominent with the sweetness, caramel, toffee, figs, prune fruitiness. The smoke adds just a touch in the finish to linger, the alcohol is completely covered. The oxidation adds a nice papery (in a good way) note. Perfect for this cold late fall evening by the fire. GRM (4238) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2010
Sample, at the Mondial de la bière, savoured on June 2 2010; eye: reddish with a copper hue, clear, no effervescence, no head; nose: malt, smoke, alcohol, oxidation; mouth: malt, smoke, alcohol, oxidation, alcohol warmth, finale in malt with presence of alcohol, medium-full body, not much carbonation, rather sweet, liqueur-like texture; overall: quite special
Échantillon, lors du Mondial de la bière, savourée le 2 juin 2010; œil : rougeâtre avec une teinte cuivrée, claire, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse; nez : malt, fumé, alcool, oxydation; bouche : malt, fumé, alcool, oxydation, chaleur d’alcool, finale en malt avec présence d’alcool, corps moyen-corsé, peu carbonatée, plutôt sucrée, texture liquoreuse; en résumé : très spécial michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2011 2/20/11: 500ml Bottle: Aroma of smoke, malt, honey, wood, slight smoked meat, slight smoked bacon, and a hint of alcohol. Poured deep amber/copper/brown in color with no head. Hazy. Not sparkling. Full of medium-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet. Tastes of malt, honey, smoke, light smoked meat, slight oak, and some vanilla. Medium to full body. Slick, viscous, lightly sticky, then dry texture. Zero carbonation. Medium sweet, honey, malt, slight oak, slight meat, finish is dry. 13.5%ABV is slightly present in the aroma, but very well hidden throughout. 8/4/9/5/18 = 4.4
11/10/10: Mes Rate at Fork and Barrel: Aroma of barley wine, malt, caramel, honey, and slight alcohol. Poured amber in color with a no head at all. Cloudy. Not sparkling. Full of medium to large-sized particles throughout. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of honey, malt, port wine, slight alcohol, barley wine, and slight oak. Medium to full body. Slightly viscous, otherwise average texture. Flat carbonation. Malt, honey, barley wine, and hint of alcohol finish is port-like and delicious. Overall, and it just delicious. 13.5%ABV is almost completely hidden throughout. 8/4/10/5/18 = 4.5
marcot (770) - Campomorone, ITALY - OCT 16, 2010
Bottiglia del 2006 regalata a Gian per il compleanno e subito condivisa. Una bevanda stranissima, paragonabile a un whiskyno da bere a fine pasto. Complessa e spaventosamente equilibrata, dal sapore davvero speciale, è una lurisia 12 plus. Fantastica ReAle (120) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 16, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2011 Bottle @Piozzo. Great smoked beer. Dark amber penetrating appearance, very exciting. Flavour of smoked malt, some fruits, caramel, toffee and coffee. Some vinous notes. Heady taste, grrrreat! malt, sugar, caramel and dry fruits. Full and rich body, great complexity. Wow.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - OCT 15, 2010
2006, stappata al compleanno di Gian per volere del festeggiato (era il suo regalo); complessa e deliziosa, le note affumicate del Lapsang Souchong si mescolano con grazia sulla base della Xyauyu (o è la Lurisia 12?). Una birra di classe inimitabile. paultheguru (662) - Parker, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2010
A: snifter. looks like a flat coke. very little carbonation if any. deep mahogany color, reddish hues. some sediment in there. no lacing.
S: huge grape aromas. tons of pinot hints in the nose, as well as a massive green grape and raisin aroma. huge alcohol burn.
T: Wow! nothing like it smells. huge sweet flavors from the malts. some sweet red grape flavors. very complex palate form the barrels. molasses, cherries, figs, light hints of coconut.
M: very sticky. medium to heavy mouthfeel. very intense, almost nectar-like.
D: for 13% this beer is ridiculously smooth. Well worth the try if you want to front some dough.
SHIG (4965) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Bottle: Poured a mixed color of rusted nail and orange copper, head was light bubbles. Aroma was a mix of sweet dark fruit juices and smokey wood. The taste was more of the same with dark fruit up front and a smoke stack ask finish. I rather disliked this blend and found it not to work well together. Too sweet with smoke just didn’t make sense in my mouth. Forcina (52) - Bellinzona, Rome, Brussels, SWITZERLAND - SEP 12, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2011 Classy packaging. Exciting appearence, strong penetrating red color. Delicate candy aroma well balanced with malt. 14% alchool. faroeviking (11331) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 9, 2010
Fløska. Unclear copper brown colour, good curtains. Smoky caramel alco aroma. Sticky mouthfeel. Very sweet flavour with smoke, wood, alcohol and dark fruits.