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

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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This version is created by ageing Xyauyù in barrels of (peaty) Islay whiskey.

Editor’s note: previously there was another smoked version of Xyauyù; the X-Fumé was brewed with smoked tea (Lapsang Suchong) and no whiskey barrel; last known vintages are 2008/2009.
The new Xyauyù Fumé appeared first on draught at Open Baladin or Un Mare di Birra with specific barrel indication (Laphroaig; Caoli Ila...). The first bottles appeared in 2012, vintage 2008 (notice the overlapping of vintages with X-Fumé).


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
2014-07-08. Very dark brown body headless. Aroma is oddly smokey, lightly iodine, sweet malt core. Flavour is smokey over rich sweet core. Warming alcohol in the finish. Smooth average bodied palate, no carbonation. Not to my tastes. Bottle, Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, Edinburgh

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zztopt5 (11) - fonzaso, ITALY - MAY 24, 2014
Fantastico esempio di birra da gustare nelle tranquille serate. Perfetta con cioccolato amaro e aromatizzato.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (434) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAY 18, 2014
From bottle at Craft Bier Fest Wien. Orange/brown clear body, with no head. Aroma mainly of whisky. Taste is very complex, sweet and clingy, almost Port Wine or Samos like, with whisky, honey, resin, peat, toffee. Mouthfeel is full, oily, with no carbonation and it finishes sweet, alcohol warming and complex. Outstanding! Never had a beer like this before, if you didn’t know it, you maybe wouldn’t guess that this is a beer. Extremely complex and aromatic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3544) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s tasting. Sweet, caramel, dry smoke, very peaty, little cardboard.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2495) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
Bottle, thanks Craig. Brown with no head. Aroma is full on whisky, peat smoke. Taste is peaty, plenty of whisky, only a touch of the base beer shines through, quite one dimensional whisky but very nice. Sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (15167) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
bottle at home .. copper .. thin white lacing ... .dark roast ... light islay smoke nose ...big massive islay nose .. sot sweet fruits ... soft toffe ... very sweet and bit oily fruits..light whisky ... big soft light smoke .. but very sweet

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
alwsmntn (6) - - APR 18, 2014 does not count
BEER CRAZIENESS! AFTERTASTE LASTS FOREVER. WHISKY FOR SURE. SMOKEY. CANDIED APPLE. PERFECT COLD WINTER DAY BEER. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Korraz (7) - - APR 15, 2014 does not count
Very interesting and sperimental beer,draught many times,it has a very complex organoleptic profile. Starting sweet going to dry passing by every category of tasting aromas. Recommended

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014

Bottle 500ml.

[ Vintage 2008 - Bottle 28/120 ]. Clear medium to dark red brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, heavy peat, tar, medicine, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, peat, sweet malt, caramel, alcohol, wood. Body is medium, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20131230]

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Camons (6309) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
Draught @ Open Baladin, Rome. Pours dark brown, no head, heavy lacings. Aroma of rich malt, caramel, sweet dark fruits, wood, whisky, smoke, peat, some alcohol. Flavor is rich and complex with sweet malts, caramel, wood, nice balanced smoke, Islay whisky, peat, sweet dried dark fruits, figs, plums in the background, booze. Cremy oily body, no carbonation, some warming alcohol but well controlled for the ABV. Excellent barley wine. 060414


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