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Baladin Xyauy Etichetta Rame (Copper Label)

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Formerly brewed at Le Baladin
Style: Barley Wine
Piozzo, Italy
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A beer brewed and matured to 13.5% ABV going to 14.5% in next productions.
Malts: Pilsner Durst, aromatic Dingemans, caramunich 140 Dingemans. Hops: Hallertau Hernsbrucker, Spalt Select and East Kent Golding.
Brewing process: the wort is hyperconcentrated then boiled for two hous and half. Primary fermentation for 25 in steel vessels. Then after a sterile filtration (to eliminate primary yeast strains) the beer is transfered in a steel vessel with transparent membrane and a "oxygen hat". Afeter several tasting from 6 to 24 months later (it depends on the oxidation velocity, very inconsistant!) the brewer decides when its time to bottle in 50cl. champagne shape bottles with good quality cork. The production is very limited. Three productions brewed during two years will be available from October 2006.

Editors note: the label says also "Riserva Teo Musso" and the vintage (year).


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (2343) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle: 2004 vintage. Thanks, Bennett. Brown body, slightly hazy & murky with not much head; a fine, khaki collar is about all the action, here. Aroma of cognac lathered licorice... Red licorice, not brown. Nearly candy like... Sweet. Toffee, lots of residual sugars of the brown persuasion. Flavors of crme brle & sizzled toffee, caramel, light raisin & dark figs, mild red licorice, & a very strong, very pungent sherry-like booze that rings true from front to back. Heavy, thick, strong, sticky, enormous. Light vanilla, syrupy coating with cognac, toffee, raisin, & scorched brown sugar left lingering. Lacquers like a primer. Good, tasty, but certainly a beast.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (8683) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Sample from 2005 batch at the DBLDP on 08/31/2014. Hazy brownish-amber color with a minimal off-white head that disappears quickly. Sparse lacing and legs on the glass. Boozy aroma with dark fruit and malt in the background. Full-bodied with flavors of roast malt, toffee, figs and hops. The finish is boozy dark chocolate and malt. Like a lower-octane Utopias, and a good beer overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2014
2004 bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a cloudy ruby brown with no head. Aroma of booze, oak, grape. Thin mouthfeel with nice sweet fruit, figs, oak, and nice booze throughout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (8400) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2014
Orangegoldenes Bier ohne Schaum und Co2. Geruch sehr malzig s, holzig, alkoholisch. Geschmack angenehm malzig s, holzig, alkoholisch.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hotstuff (4284) - Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Rated on 6-28-2009 (Corked bottle) This beers appearance is a cloudy reddish brown body, a lot of floaties and suspended carbonation. The Aroma is caramel malts, hops, dark fruits, and port. The Taste is sweet, vinous, caramel malts, dark fruits, and a hint of hops. This beer has a long dry finish. The Palate is syrupy and dry. This beer is medium-full bodied. Overall, I am not yet a Barleywine drinker, but this one is very tasty and has a wonderful aroma. Like most barleywines, this one is for sipping and would be very warming on a cold winters night. This barleywine is definitely worth trying and is one I would drink again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2005 vintage served in a Firestone Walker mini snifter. Thanks to sweenzander for the share. A: Pours a ruby and brownish color mix with no head forming on the pour. A few wisps are present, but overall its very still. Reminiscent of Utopias. S: Boozy and hot, but there is a nice caramel-like sweetness to cool it down a bit. Some notes of plum and dark chocolate with a raisin as well. T: Sherry like oxidation. Dark cherry with some boozy notes. Raisin with a burnt sugar bitterness. M: Flat and smooth with a medium body leaning towards the heavier side. O: A nice sipper, like a Utopias-lite, but not as complex. I definitely wouldnt drop the coin on this version so Im glad I could get a share. Serving type: bottle 08-03-2013

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcane7 (1668) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Part of a pairing at Vetri. Pours a hazy reddish brown with thin head and light spotted lace. Nose of brown sugar, sherry, honey, dark fruit, oak, vanilla. Full bodied, syrupy, fairly boozy.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4171) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The color is amber and no head to the beer. The smell is sweet, caramel, toffee, almonds, and good. the taste is candy, sweet, alcohol, and nice.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
brystmar (1289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2012 2004 copper. Been waiting to open this for awhile. Aroma is unimpressive, appearance is plain at best. Taste, however, is a revelation: layers upon layers of silky caramel and smooth malts. Approaching best-of-style for an English Barleywine. Goddamn this is good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fletchfighters (1136) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2012
Brilliant beer 2007 vintage Looked like a port in every way. No head at all. Near perfect color. Rich nose. Slight oxidation in the smell but that dropped off. Caramel, Figs, strawberry, bread, and port. Taste is so very similar but more amped up and a touch sweeter. Quite sticky and full on. Very dry finish and well hidden 14.5%. Quite sticky and more like a maple syrup in a odd way. Splendid beer to have had and have one more to savor.


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