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Baladin Xyauyù Barrel

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

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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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

Xyauyù Barrel is the result of a “wicked idea” of Teo’s and years of research. It is a top-fermented beer which has gone through macrooxidation and has been aged in oak rum barrels to give it scents of dates, caramel and a delicate wooden note. When poured, it has no head and no gas; it has a dark color with copper nuances.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Echon (264) - Århus, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2016
Dark mahogany and very full-bodied, if not thick. Wonderful intensely sweet and fruity aroma, a rich flavour dominated by raisins, prunes and rum, with a port wine-like character, and a very sweet taste. There is no trace of bitterness or carbonation - or the alcohol, which is quite impressive. Overall, this beer is highly vinous and very tasty, but besides the sweetness it is also relative mild and not very complex. I enjoyed the 8 cl I drank, but more than that would quickly have become cloying, and I would need to lower my grade accordingly.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988 (963) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, Travis, and Doug. Aroma is caramel, toffee, sweet, English candy, butterscotch, make wow. Appearance is brown, no head, clear. Taste is sweet, butterscotch candy, caramel, toffee, slight heat, wow. Mouthfeel is medium body, no carbonation, butterscotch aftertaste. Overall, this is so so good.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nische (1652) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2016
2010 bottle acquired at Baladin Bologna, shared at a tasting. Pours copper with no head or carbonation. Aroma of caramel, candied sugar and light red fruit. Taste is heavily sweet, syrupy with dried sweet grapes. Highly vinous and very odd. Just extremely sweet and not so much else.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1908) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 6, 2016
Bottle at Cara B. Copper colour with no head. Caramel, malt, black fruits, rum aroma. Sweet, caramel, brown sugar, malt, dark fruits, rum taste. Medium to full body.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rodenbach99 (3988) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2016
UPDATED: APR 3, 2016 Style et résumé: Extra strong ale barriqué de grande qualité vendu hors de prix.
Comment: Un verre au Saint-Bock. Version 2011.
Portrait: Une robe brune ambrée translucide sans mousse ou pétillement. Un nez oxydé boisé avec du caramel, cassonade, mélasse, rhum ambrée, des fruits séchés et confits. Légère vapeur d’alcool. Une bouche chaleureuse où l’alcool disparait, aucune lourdeur. Le liquide est sirupeux et légèrement sucré. Plus près des Amontillado ou d’un Palo Cortado que de n’importe quelle bière. Tout simplement superbe.
Note: 9/10

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
umich03jm (3275) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle. Aroma is so intense. Rich dense fruit, rum, maple, oak, and raisins. Tastes extremely sweet but so smooth. Almost mead like. Syrupy mouthfeel. So much dense fruit, maple and oak. Very unique and delicious. Love it.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
yourilevesque (1073) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2016
Partagée en compagnie de Mettew au St-Bock. Cheers my friend! Le liquide ne crée aucune mousse lors du service. Le liquide qu’on me sert de cette bouteille de 500ml au coût de 60$ est ambré, cristallin et profond. On m’aurait servi un vieux Porto Tawny que je n’aurais été plus surpris. Aucune mousse; un alcool. Des arômes vanillés, du tabac, un caramel, de la crème brûlée, un malt doux et une sagesse d’exécution inégalée. Le paroxysme du savoir-faire. De la bière? Je ne sais plus. Cette concoction me porte au-delà de tout! Le liquide est chaud, précieux, intelligent. De sa rondeur parfaite émanent toutes les arômes vanillés d’une crème brûlée accompagnée d’un cigare roulé à la main. Plus proche du Porto que de la bière, cette boisson me rend fou. À quand la prochaine bouteille? À quand mon prochain voyage en Italie?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (4987) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 2, 2016
500 ml. bottle. Thanks Mike! Pours a dark reddish brown with just the hint of a head. Aroma of fruit, malt, caramel, and rum. Taste is dark sweet fruit, caramel, rum, malt, and barrel. Very warning. Very nice to sip on.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
artemb (441) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - FEB 27, 2016
Look: clear dark brown. Aroma: dried sour cherries in alcohol, red vermuth, vanilla barrel notes. Taste: sweet with light sourness. Rich mstured flavour: sherry, desert wine, reisins, cognac. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7272) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2016
500, corked, capped, pringles can. Fancy. Pours an opaque dark ebony with no head or lace. Big heavily oxidized nose, showing lots of tawny port and dark jammy blackberry-ish cabernet notes. Creamy thick heavy body, minimal carb. Oxidation rolls through everything here, showing crazy deep tawny port notes over the top of blackberries, caramel, nougat, and almonds. Heavy sweet cloying finish. Glad to have split this one 6 ways, but loved every drop.


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