Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Piozzo, Italy


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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
A demi-sec ale brewed with whiskey yeasts, from the island of Islay, creating striking dryness and lively effervescence. The nose showcases almond and tropical fruits. The palate is malty, with flavors of plum, dried apricot, and spice. It’s finish is dry and warming from the high alcohol. Rare on tap!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1284) - FNQ, Australia, - JUN 27, 2015
750ml bottle from Enoteca Sileno, Melbourne. 2008 vintage. A cloudy dark amber beer with no discernable head. Initial gush of foam on bottle opening. Aroma has strong brandy notes with notes of alcohol, toffee sweet malts, Christmas cake, cloves, and subtle marzipan. Flavour is very sweet and malty like a brandy with light spiciness and alcoholic warmth. No hop presence to speak of (which may reflect the vintage). Palate is sticky sweet and fullish bodied with a flat carbonation and astringent dryish finish. I suspect this is maltier, sweeter and less hoppy than fresher bottles. OK for that Winter sipper by the fire.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamTheBarrel (703) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2015
750ml dark olive-green bottle with embossed logo and a wax sealed cork, poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is hazy copper colored with no head. Aroma of raisins, apricot marmalade, caramel and figs. Flavours of raisins, apricot marmalade, figs, caramel, toffee, spices and nutty notes. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied, syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Baladin Elixir is flavorful but a little too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (3186) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2015
Pours cloudy copper with low off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, nuts, toffee. Taste is boozy, butterscotch and burnt butter, sweet and warming finish. Rich, smooth body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (13839) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle @ DØE. Clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel yeast, little toasted and spices. Flavour is malt, caramel, yeast, hop, medium sweet, dark fruits, little toasted and a little bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (6484) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2015
Sample at Systembolaget. Hazy dark golden with a small head. Sweet aroma and taste of fruit, malt, bread, light nuts and yeast. Almost with a full body and with a warming finish. An interesting and tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (1567) - CROATIA - APR 27, 2015
Bottle, 750 ml from Vrutak, Zagreb. Shared with JFK10000. Pours orange to amber with off-white head. Sweet, fruity, bit yeasty, spices, caramel malty. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
krumbum (803) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Very sweet and rich aromas. Reddish copper thin white head lots of suspended matter. Huge round ball of rich woody sweetness. Leaves a sweet dryness behind.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puredelusion (200) - Lviv, UKRAINE - MAR 22, 2015
0,75 bottle. Pours hazy orange to brown colour with medium off-white head. Head is motsly lasting. Aroma of fruits, wine, alcohol, yeast, spices. Taste is medium sweet, a little bit sour with a decent unpleasant alcohol bitter. Fruit notes, peaches are present too. Aftertaste is medium long, spicy and also alcoholic. Medium body, medium body particles, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrealboome (41) - - MAR 16, 2015
Birra ambrata carica di colore arancione scuro tendente al marrone...naso fruttato,maltato,legnoso,vinoso e fruttato...gusto intenso maltato,speziato, poco luppolo...ottima beveribilità nonostante la gradazione...buon senso di warming... una meraviglia secondo me...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (4092) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Yoav. Pours orange to brown with a beige head, aroma of wine, wood, pineapple conservative flavor is slightly sour with fruits acidity, alcohol and malt, unpleasant carbonation, medium bodied

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