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

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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)


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
77ships (4215) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - 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.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
IPA89 (7) - - JUN 28, 2013 does not count
Semplicemente unica, buona, ossidata e un mix tra salsa di soia, amaro, digestivo, con una bella pennellata di sapore di vino rosso! Fantastica!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 13, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2012 "Gusto in evoluzione". Grandissima sorpresa ritrovarla così; non so se questa versione sia speciale ma è di gran lunga superiore a quella assaggiata tempo fa dalla botte.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TEKUBEAT (20) - ITALY - MAY 2, 2012
Open Baladin, sample. Lo spettacolo di un vero passito di birra. Avete mai assaggiato una birra così?

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gorm (1385) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2013
Et fantastisk desert øl med en fantastisk smak. Dyp svart farge men med lite skum. Topp!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (2471) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2012
From bottle. Pours a deep dark ruby color, almost brownish, with no head to speak of. Nice alcohol legs on the side of the glass. Aroma is sweet-ish and complex: caramel, wood, red wine, pears and plums, little booze. Aroma is sweet and complex again: wood, bourbon, red wine, red berries, plums, licorice and some booze. Almost full bodied with little carbonation. This is a striking mix between a barley wine and a red wine/porto wine. Definitely liquor chracteristics as well. Very well integrated and complex, yet enjoyable and never overwhelming.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Holmen1 (2715) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2012
Fra flaske på Cardinal i møte med Teo Musso: 1års lagring på ulike rødvinsfat og tilegnet hans 30 vinproduserende venner. 20% svart ris (!). Ingen karbonering. Svisker, rosiner, sherry og mye mer i lange baner og med en ettersmak som varte over bybrua. Bærer sine 12% med den største eleganse.Blant det beste jeg noensinne har smakt!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Forcina (52) - Bellinzona, Rome, Brussels, SWITZERLAND - MAY 3, 2012
This beer is less complex than Lune but it’s a great barley wine too. Perhaps a sweetness reduction could make it better.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty (6643) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 15, 2012
Bottled, at Taste Firenze. Medium to dark brown. No head or bubbles. Nose of strong caramel and wine barrel. Port, grapes, oak, sweet caramel. Nice acidity, medium oxidation. Very lovely and wine-like, though I think Luna might be better.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (2883) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2012
Rating on the way home from the Baladin session at Cardinal. Fantastic aftertaste even 10 minutes after my last drink of this beer. I praise myself Lucky having ordered a case of this beer through a beer pal with a licence. I can’t believe this beer holds 12,5 %, it’s so light to drink. Clear mahogany with a tan colored rim of big bubbles, ir’s not the look of it that’s gonna win you over. It’s the aroma, the taste and the palate. Nose rich with prunes, sweets, malts, port, raisins, boozy and earthy notes. Sweet and fruity flavors - prunes and light notes of sweet liquorice present. Full bodied and juicy this beer is a long ride ripe with dried dark fruits, malts and light heather honey


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