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Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: Barley Wine
Piozzo, Italy
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RATINGS: 161   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.


Theydon_Bois' rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (16262) - 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!


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iquito (5) - - JUL 1, 2016 does not count
This beer does not really taste like a beer - it is silky smooth in taste and aroma, reminds me of mead (and honey in general) and dessert wine in that it is very sweet, very drinkable and seems light - almost no alcohol is detectable, the aftertaste is just more sweetness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (7369) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2016
Tap@Il Locale, Copenhagen - (2011 vintage) dark brown Amber pour with tiny beige head. Aroma and taste is complex with a plethora of dark dried fruit, some caramel, treacle, rum soaked wooden nuances, deep rich and satisfying, lovely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
koleminer20 (2115) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed this at Doug’s house for a small gathering on May 01 with Travis, ebone1988, and I think Charlie made an appearance as well. Doug cracked this 750 mL bottle of 2010 out as a little bit of a break, and we all took a finger pour of it. Hot damn! The pour is a darker caramel colored golden brown with no head or carbonation. This thing looks delicious. The aroma is beautiful. There is a lot of toffee and butterscotch. The sweetness is really surprising. There is a nice oak to it as well as a maple and brown sugar sweetness. There is a little more booze than I would like, but that’s about the only thing I could knock this one on. The flavor has a lot of dark fruits and a heavy caramel and sweet butterscotch. The oakiness is good, and there is a little booze once again. The vanilla opens up a touch, and a maple sweetness and soft woodiness really shine through. The mouth feel is thick and chewy, even without any carbonation. The aftertaste is all sweet butterscotch, light fruits, and booze. It’s excellent. I wasn’t expecting this one at all.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mecafilo (189) - Perugia, ITALY - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle @ home. Pours with a deep red colour, absolutely no head whatsoever. Aroma is extremely fruity, including, but not limited to, grapes, red fruit, woodberries and a hundred other fruits; a little faint, but it’s ok from a barley wine. Taste is extremely sweet, very little bitter; not at all balanced, but I really enjoy it. Medium body, oily texture, absolutely flat carb. Quite an extreme "beer", I can understand if somebody hates it; but I found it to be quite an astounding one. Mother of all barley wines!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Echon (310) - 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 (1184) - 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 (1763) - 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 (2010) - 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 (4071) - 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 (3385) - 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.


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