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Baladin Xyauyù Barrel

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Nasce da un “pensiero perverso” di Teo e da anni di ricerca. Una birra ad alta fermentazione che ha subito un processo di macro ossidazione e una maturazione in botti di rovere che le donano profumi di datteri, caramello e un delicato ricordo di legno. Al bicchiere si presenta priva di gasatura e schiuma con note di colore bruno con riflessi ramati

Aged in oak barrels


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (3886) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2010 - Soy sauce, balsamic, ample syrup and vinous.  Clearish copper with no head.  Chocolate, vinous, maple syrup, toffee.  Very nice.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sledutah (4654) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle at GBBF, thanks to Leighton for finding this one
Clear brown, no head or lacing. Aroma is caramel, woody and fruity. Flavors of rum, caramel and woody
Very nice

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (8127) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF. Bottle shared. Hazy amber reddish color, no head. Aroma is malts, heavy barrel aging, rhum, liquor. Taste malts, rhum, sweetness, some apricot, warming alcohol. Full body, suitable carbonation. Heavy but nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (3480) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle thanks to Bruce. Pours a cloudy brown with no head. The aroma is figs, dark fruit, booze, strong oak. Thin mouthfeel with nice booze, dark fruit, burnt sugar, caramel. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brystmar (1237) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Still pour, dark caramel color. Layers upon layers of barleywine complexity. Figs, dates, caramelized sugar, brandy. Fking delicious, thanks Chad!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2014
(500ml bottle) still, deep clear brown. Nose is rich and complex, dates, tea, turbinado sugar, rum raisins, decadent and delicious. Taste of dates, raisins, rich and complex, hints of oxidation that worked well, toasted sugar, such a long sweet finish, delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Luscious raisins, prunes and caramel are enveloped by brandy-rum-port-like allusions, as alcohol and wood blow heat throughout the flavour profile.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-There is no head of foam atop the dark brown.
-The aroma is powerful, a bit rough on the barrel notes perhaps as well.
-Could this one not be oxidized as Terre? Or is it that the barrel presence is stronger and thus hiding some of the oxidation?
-It’s a little too hot for my liking.
-The lack of carbonation works well with this type of super malty sipper.
-Caramelized oranges are found in the nose.

Bottle pour at Open Baladin Roma.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
peponi (303) - POLAND - JUL 17, 2014
Aroma: caramel, dried fruits, caramel, dark malts, vanilla, wood notes. Appearance: dark brown color, no head. Taste: almost no bitterness, amazing taste of dried fruits, rum and dark malts, barrel notes with vanilla, smooth and quite sweet. Palate: full body and no carbonation. Overall: Amazing and really interesting beer with complex taste.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (3103) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Open Baladin Roma.
Appearance: Dark amber colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Dark fruit, plums, raisin, some alcohol, caramel.
Body: Full body, low almost flat carbonation.
Flavour: Dried fruit, raisin, caramel, port, plum.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (337) - ESTONIA - JUN 7, 2014
Brown, no carbonation, no foam. As its barrel aged, it’s aroma has some caramel, a bit of alcohol, dried black plums and figs. Very sweet taste as well. Fruits, a bit of alcohol, flavours coming from the barrel, extremely sweet caramel. It has a quite long presence in the mouth, maple syrup, slight bitterness. Should be good replacement for a port wine, as an aperitif or for longer enjoyment after the meal.


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