Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: Barley Wine
Piozzo, Italy
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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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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

Xyauy Barrel is the result of a wicked idea of Teos 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.

Theydon_Bois' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (11146) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, - OCT 5, 2012
From the barrel at Open Baladin, Roma - 02/10/12. Clear chestnut brown/amber still in appearance like a fine brandy with no head. Big old whisky nose, wood and medicinal tones. Tastes of dark toffee, whisky, dates, prunes, dark fruit and wood. Smooth as in the feel, superb. Full bodied with little carbonation, as good as it gets on the palate. Overall a top draw barley wine!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olio (6943) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2015
10 cl sample, 2011 vintage @ Open Baladin, Rome.
Pours clear dark mahogany color with no head. Witty sweet plum on the nose, raisins and some molasses, toffee and caramel, of and lets add some auto to the mix too. Sweet plum-y flavor, caramel, syrup, malts and molasses, licorice on the finish. Carbonation is almost non-existent. Sweetness overload but fits here nicely, a slow sipping dessert.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (6476) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2015
10 cl sample (13.5%) @ Baladin Open, Rome as "Xyauy Barrek 2011." Aroma has sweet raisins and liquor. Also chocolate tones. Flavour has raisins, sweet sugary tones, licorice and alcohol. Also coffee and truffles. The licorice makes this great. Very sweet, very complex, very slow sipper. 10 cl is enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deepeary (245) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
On tap Open Baladin Roma. Pours a flat dark purple. Sweet fruits, plums, chestnuts, grapes, wood and rum. It warms you up. Sticky sweet finish. Really good beer but to try, but quite expensive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lele (200) - Padova, ITALY - FEB 23, 2015
Colore giallo antico, limpidissima, senza schiuma. Al nasco emergono dolci sentori liquorosi. In bocca veramente squisita, e assolutamente senza bollicine. Lunica nota negativa, che per me la fa perdere di punteggio che ha un corpo troppo leggero per una barley wine. Si presenta infatti un po acquosa per i miei gusti, lavrei preferita pi corposa. Rimane comunque una birra particolarissima, unica nel suo genere (dimenticatevi il solito concetto di birra) e squisita.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
firstsip (552) - Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Open bottle. Dark copper color. Some head. A slightly thin body. Raisin, prune aroma. Surprising taste -- almost like grappa. First barleywine Ive ever liked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Petkus331 (308) - Redford, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2015
From bottle at "Open Baladin" in Rome Italy. Aroma of caramel, sweet tawney port wine, and alcohol. Appears clear reddish brown. Tastes like a sweet caramelly tawny port wine with a somewhat balancing toasty bitterness with some alcohol burn. Palate is a little syrupy, not very fizzy, a lot like a wine. Overall, very nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hoppy_Luke (469) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 4, 2015
Piwo w stylu barley wine, czyli wino jęczmienne, w tym przypadku leżakowane w beczce po rumie. Samo w sobie brzmi świetnie i zapowiada genialne doznania! Butelka pięknie zapakowana w tubę. Na korku coś w rodzaju laku. Robi wrażenie. Butelkę doprowadziłem do temperatury 14oC i uznałem, że będzie idealne! Nalałem sobie do teku całkiem sporą ilość i od razu poczułem piękny aromat wanilii, nieco czekolady i przede wszystkim beczki. Nie wiem, czy akurat po rumie, ale beczki. Piany nie było, ale nie oczekiwałem jej. W smaku beczkę czuć rewelacyjnie. Takie drewniane nuty, ale bardzo przyjemne. Słodkie, jak wino! Ale słodycz ta nie jest zbyt duża, czy mdląca, jest idealnie zrwnoważona! Wyodrębnić można chyba jeszcze smak rodzynek. Alkohol praktycznie niewyczuwalny jak na tą moc! Brak goryczki (13IBU) zupełnie nie przeszkadza - taki styl. Coś pięknego! Nie wiem, czy nie jest to najlepszy alkohol, jaki miałem okazję pić w życiu!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9896) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle... Pours clear and copper with no head, but nicely coats my glass following an energetic swirl. The aroma is rich with hearty molasses, saw palmetto honey and tawny-sweet port. Full-bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel and no carbonation. The flavor is sugary sweet and vinous - maple syrup, dried plum, vintage deep-dark-sweet port and pouch tobacco accompanied by subtle woodiness. Decadent. Enjoyability high - Drinkability low. A digestif. Bottle courtesy of ctipping!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2677) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 27, 2014
On tap at Open Baladin. Xyauyu rum barrel 2010 100ml pour served in a teku glass - I love that they put their name & logo on the base of the stem very classy. A very dark opaque brown that in the dim light looks like wine. The nose is plum with some coffee & rum. The taste is like liquid maple syrup, sweet malty caramel with light rum, some burn down your throat & warmth spreading out from your stomach. You get oak in the aftertaste and a lingering maple syrup. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (5320) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 13, 2014
Poured a clear dark brown with no life. The aroma is sweet malt, boozy alcohol. The flavour is moderate sweet with a rich syrupy sweet fruit malt alcoholic palate. Full bodied and some more with soft carbonation.

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