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

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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 (6624) - 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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7779) - 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 (165) - - 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 (3066) - 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 (3009) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (5793) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle @ Christers. Pours slightly hazy dark amber with a fading offwhite head, some floaties. Aroma of malt, caramel, vanilla, wood, dried dark fruits. Flavor is very sweet with malt, caramel, dark dried fruits, vanilla, wood, a hint of redwine. Full body, soft carbonation, alcohol is hidden very well. 111213

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Valgreen (646) - DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle @ Christer. Cloudy dark brown, small off white head, some lacing. Aroma, malty sweet, caramel, alcohol, dark fruits. Taste, malty sweet, dark fruits, brown sugar, wine like, alcohol, caramel. Too sweet flavor. Low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (10841) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Murky red with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, vanilla and wood. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Very sweet finish with almost no alcohol. Oily and full bodied. 111213

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (10871) - DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle. Clear dark amber/brown with tiny head. Aroma is malt, red wine, caramel, wood and oak. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, sweet, sticky, oak wood, toasted and toffee.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich caramel, fruits, wood, malt, candy sugar and hops. Nice and sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebeertourist (4778) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2013
From bottle at Baladin Bistrot, Milano, served with chocolates. Brown with no head. Alcoholic, rummy aromas, notes of chocolate and marcipane, hints of sour fruit. Rich madeira ( malvesia) flavours, chocolate, sour fruit, marcipane, even hints of nuts. A wonderful dessert beer.


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