Baladin 30 E Lode
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Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: Barley Wine
Piozzo, Italy
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
Made in honour of the Beerhunter, Michael Jackson. Shorter aged version of the Xyauyù.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9505) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2007
No head, clear cognac colour. Whisky nose, whisky malt, distilled if anything. Raisins, sweet, brandy, sultana’s, smoked malt in the finish. Syrupy, oily MF, alcoholwarming; A bit too sticky. That was to say something negative. OTOH, it is a rich, powerful brew. And it costs the earth, but I still recommend it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2010
Bottle, courtesy of fiulijn. Pours cloudy deep amber with no head. Aroma is overripe fruity and dark malty. Sweet, dark caramelish, vanilla and slight wooden. Lingering smooth caramelish and subdued fruity. Elegant, fragile and smooth. Lasting dark malty impression, sweet and phenolic mixed with alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
12th March 2011
Cloudy brown beer. Few whit bubbles forma semblance of a head. Fairly light palate. Zero carbonation. Chocolate malt nose with a little sherry. Mild chocolatey malt, sherry and a little floral sweetness. Whisper of peach. Finishes neutral. Hides the alcohol very well. Complex unique beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6476) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2013
Sample from a bottle, thanks oh6gdx/fonefan!

Pours dark brown with a tiny head. Aroma of sweet malts, ripe fruits, raisins, hints of wood, oak and sweet syrup. Taste is sweet, smooth and malty with loads of toffee, wood, vanilla, raisins and ripe fruits. Finish is sweet, smooth and complex with hints of raisins, vanilla and wood. Quite complex and well balanced barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25453) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle (thanks fonefan!). Amber/copper colour, not much head. Aroma is mild sour wood, sweet alcohol, fruits, wooden and fruity notes along with some raisins. Flavour is raisins, plum, sweet alcohol, a bit boozy along with some wooden and fruity notes. Balanced and somewhat balanced. Quite much vanilla in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2010
Light brownish amber with no head, just some legs. Aroma caramell and brown sugar, sherry, raisins, dried fruit and some acetone. Flavor is the same, sticky sweet and suprisingly muted. Unlike the other versions of the "Xyauyù" this even less aged one doesn’t quite blow any minds, the flavor is simply too muted and you have to wash the beer around in your mouth like a maniac trying to get the flavors out. Still, the muted flavors it holds is rather nice, sweet with a nice warming ending. Flat slightly stiicky body as expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (12007) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 25, 2010
courtesy of fiulijn - clear amber-brown colour with absolutely no foam; oxidized and nutty aroma, quite whisky-like nose; no carbonation, oily and fairly sweet, sticky and very long nutty and slightly peachy aftertaste with warming alcohol notes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2013
bottle at Jans ... deep coppper ... no head ... soft sweet berry ... soft toffee nose ... sweet oily fruits front ... little creamy toffee ... light bitter fruits ... very datey

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2013

Bottle 375ml. @ [ Craig and Fin Sneak up in the middle of the NIGHT and drink all fonefans beer ].

Clear medium brown colour with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, whisky, date, vanilla, alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long long duration, wood, dried fruit, oak - dry oak, alcohol, date. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20130519]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2010
Bottle. Very slightly hazy deep amber, no head just a few bubbles. The aroma is vinous and fruity with notes of wood, prunes and malts. A faint oxidized character and hidden alcohol. Nice. The flavor is seriously sweet, and the sweetness is accentuated by the completely flat mouthfeel. The body is not overly full, but decent and the texture is very sticky. Lots of sweet fruits, brown sugar, powdered chocolate and hints of spices. The finish has a slight alcohol twang to it, chewy malts and vinous cherry notes. A good beer, but not fantastic. Very heavy and too much emphasis on the sweetness.

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