Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - JAN 25, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Stupenda! Devo ringraziare il mio amico Roberto di Astral beers a Bolgna che me l’ha fatta assaggiare!
travita (4956) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The smell is alcohol, toffee, candy, sweet, and malts. The look is amber in color, no head, legs. The taste is sweet, alcohol, toffee, wood, and oxidation, but good.
Mugen (47) - ITALY - JAN 7, 2013
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Un viaggio davvero incredibile, ricorda un passito ma più delicato. Al naso è particolarissima, di una complessità unica, fatico a descriverla sinceramente. Al palato pulisce tantissimo, non invadente ma dal carattere davvero forte. Una birra con i controcoglioni, la migliore bevuta sinora
bhensonb (14871) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Corked 750 shared by Marcus. Pours clear brown with no head. Aroma is oaky and vinous. Full bodied. Flavor is vinous, wood and smooth brown sugar. A beautiful sipper. Finishing sweet. Nice.
marcus (9960) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours clear orange brown with no head and a strong vanilla and oak aroma. There is a very sweet thick molasses flavor with a slightly bitter finish and a warm alcohol trail. Very dilicious.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In bottle, thanks Craig. Pours a beautiful ruby colour with no head. Aroma of raisins, Christmas cake, alcohol, coconut, chocolate and caramel. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Alcohol is quite prominent with lingering coconut, honey and alcohol again. Lovely. I prefer this to the silver label. A little sweet to finish.
abemorsten (3593) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,5 l wine corked, waxed top bottle kindly shared by Sigmund. Label reads: "Baladin Xyauyu Birra Da Divano Riserva Teo Musso 2008". Clear copper orange body. No head. Earthy, dried fruits, sharp herbal notes and wood on the nose. Full bodied. Thick oily texture. Flat. Alco warm. Heavy rock sugar sweet, dried fruits and a hint of coconut. Quite enjoyable.
gunnar (8770) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at Sigmunds place, bottle no 263926. ABV 14,5 %.Pours clear amber with no head at all. Aroma is malty with wood and Madeira notes. Taste is medium sweet, thick oily mouthfeel, brown sugar,alcohol,vinous, dark dried fruits,flat carbonated, lingering herbal sweetness, a threat this one.
Sigmund (7224) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 500 ml corked bottle, as Baladin Xyauyu Birra Da Divano Riserva Teo Musso 2008, imported to Germany by BraufactuM. Bought at Citti-Markt Flensburg. Orginal bottle No. 263926. German bottle No. 316. ABV is 14.5%. Clear reddish brown colour. No head nor carbonation. Strong vinous aroma, notes of old sherry / madeira, oak and dark dried fruits. Strong sweet flavour, in a blind test I might mistake it for an old sweet sherry or madeira. Notes of dark dried fruits again. A real treat if you want to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Meilby (11233) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500ml vintage 2008 @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
Pours clear amber with no head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, honey, oak, oxidization and dried fruits. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a long sweet and oak finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.