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


on tap

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Blended version of Terre. Barley Wine aged in red wine barrel. Limited (brewed once).

Editor’s note: "single barrel" draught versions that appeared in some bar also belong to this entry (e.g. Botti di Nardi)

77ships' rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
77ships (4687) - Antwerpen, - OCT 9, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (6511) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle - Vinous, barrel, tobacco and sweet caramel. Dirty brown with no head. tobacco, leather, plum and sweet caramel. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (9982) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours caramel brown. Nose/taste of toffee, caramel, red wine, oak and light chocolate and caramel cake. Medium body. Super smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bill Becker (462) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Corked and waxed bottle. +$35 for 16.09 ounces. It’s a murky dark brown with no foam, no lacing. It has a lovely Port smell that I noticed as soon as I removed the cork. A bit of a wine aroma peeks out. The taste has the Port at the front as well though more of that wine aspect does shine.. The mouthfeel is as good as it can get without there being any carbonation. Some would call this a non carbonated, oxidized mess but I have had them there flavours and mouthfeels before. Anniversary, Jubilees, Thomas Hardys. .and I am a FAN!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2466) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Pours a dull walnut umber color with a trace of bubbles rising to the top. Nose is soft burnt sugar, maple candy, dark fruits and some toasted grain. Palate follows with more softness and gentle sweet sugar notes. Toasted grain, malted milk, tobacco, buckwheat honey and a light slickness on the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1024) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 1, 2015
500ml bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours dark brown with no head. Nose is rich complex dark sweet bready raisin, dark fruit, plum, some spice, spirits, wood, wine. Taste holds all the complexity of the nose with a soft chewy mouthfeel, finish is sweet bready dark fruit and toasty wood spice, vinous dark berry and raisin. Reads more like a fine spirit than a beer. A true desert, very tasty!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WillRunForBeer (1085) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle shared by Adam, thanks! Pours amber with no head. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruit, raisins. This has no carb, it’s sweet, with brown bread and dark fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (3927) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle, 2010 vintage. Hazy brown with ruby highlights. Aroma is dark fruit heavy with a light wine under the dark fruits. The flavor is rich with caramelized sugar, tobacco leaves, again mild wine hints and hints of oxidation. The flavors are tad off because it has no carbonation, totally flat, dead feel. Texture is oily with a viscosity like oil, body is a little lean. If this had carbonation it would improve it tremendously. Still all right all overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamJackson (3224) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2014
2010 Bottle, 50CL w/ a cork in a tin box. Picked this up in Lodz Poland at a beer store, for $20 USD (100PLN)

A - Very dark burnt orange, completely flat no head or fizz at all.

S - Nose is a small ashiness, a lot of burnt sugar, candy sugar and fig and raisin. Loaded with dark fruit. Unfortunately the nose is far more faint than I expected, I get oak obviously, no wine tannins or grapes. Sweet and syrupy.

T - This is very sweet, I get sweet orange peel, some savory candies, yeah lots of orange and an oaky finish

M - Oily, not viscous or thick, pretty basic taste especially compared to other Bwines from this brewery.

O - Well this beer is pretty good but for the price, I wouldn’t go after it again. Much to sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matis (185) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Clear, brown colour, no head. Sweet roasted caramel on nose. Some vanila and cacao. Comparing to Xyauyu Barrel, taste is too flat. Lacks a bit of barrel notes. Sweet essence of malts and caramel. No carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (6040) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle sampled at Open Baladin, Rome. Pours hazy brown with no head. Aroma of caramel, molasses, toffee, wood, light vinous aspects, overripe dark fruit and fudge. Flavour is heavy sweet. Full bodied with flat carbonation.

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