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Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: Barley Wine
Piozzo, Italy
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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)


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle sample @ Cantillon Quintessence 2012. Orangée foncée, pas de bulle, légère couche huileuse dorée au verre. Arôme est malté avec des notes de caramel, barrique et un vin macéré. Palais est impressionnant pour ses 12%, note maltée vers le liquoreux, qcq notes minérales, avec un rappel liquoreux de spéculoos, je note une fine note fumée venant peut être de la barrique. Cette dernière laisse une place subtile au vin sans pour cela avoir une dominance de raisin Le houblon reste en retrait et contribue a un ajout finement amer/fruité. Ici aussi, on entre dans une dimension où la bière fuse avec les liqueurs.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WillRunForBeer (855) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (3509) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamJackson (2871) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matis (159) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (5729) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3340) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2014
Dark chestnut color with little to no head. Big malty nose with red wine and oak and caramel notes. Tart. The mouth shows no carbonation, big milk chocolate and caramel notes with red wine much more subdued in the mouth. The mouth is just too flat though flavors are good. Oaky, caramel and milk chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
My Bottom Line:
This unique Barley Wine delves into deep prunes, raisins and dark cherries while adding layers of madeira onto its voluptuous residual sugars.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam sinks into the cloudy dark purple.
-The barrel treatment is very intelligently done, perfectly harmonious with the grain bill and oxydation.
-Carbonation is very low, nearly still.
-This might not be super complex, but it remains a riveting creation perfect for those late night snifters.

Bottle pour at Open Baladin, Roma.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (343) - - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle from baladin bar in rome. Dirty brown water with no head. Smells like honey and treacle and dark rich fruit, very sweet. Taste is same, insanely drinkable for its strength. No carbonation, medium body. Much better than it looks.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (4078) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Open Baladin Roma.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with almost no head.
Aroma: Vinous, caramel, dried fruit, oak.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Vinous, dried fruit, sweet caramel, some alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3066) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle shared by Claudio. Pours turbid reddish brown color with tan head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruits, oak and red wine. Similar flavors. Medium to full body with soft carbonation. Nice.


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