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Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: Barley Wine
Piozzo, Italy
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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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).


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (524) - ITALY - FEB 13, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2016 2011, Lotto L063/140, aperta il 13 Febbraio 2016. Rossa scura, limpida, con riflessi caramello e rubino, schiuma inesistente. Aroma affumicato predominante misto a vino liquoroso e caramello, lievissime note di anice. Al palato stesse caratteristiche, man mano che si scalda vengono fuori uva passa e amarena, lievi note di whisky, arricchite da una elegante coda erbacea e affumicata. Corpo pieno, poco carbonata, texture oleosa.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (5603) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2016
Sample from bottle at Owl Farm, New York. Vintage 2010. Colour is clear dark copper with almost no head. Aromas and flavours: Dry fruits, warm whiskey, some sweetness and malts. Aroma is great and flavours are soft. One of the best whiskey barrel aged beers I have had (or best). Lingering. Great aging.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogivlado (7174) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 4, 2016
Bottled 500ml. -Courtesy of and shared with Domagoj (thanks!). Clear amber coloured, no head at all, light burnt plastic and smoke in the nose. Sweet malty, caramel and alcohol with distinct islay smoke presence. Also pleasant smoky finish. Really great brew.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zoret (308) - Badalona, SPAIN - JAN 26, 2016
Espectacular cervesa que no sembla cervesa. Aromes, sabors i textura molt similars als Islay Whisky. Per veure mica en mica...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markoijelena (2175) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle sample at Open Baladin Rome Italy 03.12.2015.Tsste with ippopotamo36 bro, Mortlach and cika Boban.Fume 2011.Pour it hazy brown color with no head.Aroma sweet, smoked little bit, whiskey aroma . Taste dark fruits, sweet caramel, whiskey, papagalo shit as Alberto said.Good balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear viscous and vinous and no head at all. Aroma is sweet and jammy, malts, tobacco, light smoke, sherry, deep, toffee. Candy. Vanilla, oak. Awesome smoke as it warms. Taste is sweet, malty, toffee, wet sweet tobacco, vanilla, oak. Light sherry, grapes, chocolate. Light toast. Finish balanced out by smoky dryness. Oily texture, no carbonation. Awesome.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mjp12 (1387) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2015
Wow, this is the version aged in islay casks, drunk in the Baladin bar. A sensational beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (3082) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Definitely a dessert beer. No head/almost flat. Very sweet with some bitter and peat. Excellent finish. Great sipping brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Pour from a bottle at the Baladin location in Rome. Brown pour, no head, into a Teku. Aroma of sweet caramel with lots of peaty smoke notes. Flavor is sweet caramel and smoke, lots of peat here, with beautiful oak and whiskey character. Rich body, low carbonation, really nice after dinner drink. Good stuff, but pricey for a bottle.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fombe89 (2088) - Asturias, SPAIN - SEP 25, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2016 Botella, @Bir&Fud, Roma. 22/09/2015 Botella 2011. L:063/140 Color caoba oscuro, aroma malta, dulce, sabor ahumado, toques espaciados. cuerpo denso.


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