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


on tap

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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).

Melker's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melker (253) - Göteborg, - DEC 30, 2013
Deep mahogny colour. Aroma of nuts, ice tea, orange, dark fruit, leather, liver pâté, caramel, bbq, tar and loads of peat, Taste is very sweet combined with a meaty smokiness that’s almost overwhelming. Completely flat. Slightly bitter and very complex. Alcohol is very well hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rafael52 (982) - Łódź, POLAND - OCT 22, 2016
Kolor: bursztynowy, delikatnie zamglony.
Piana: brak.
Zapach: intensywne aromaty beczki, whisky, wędzonki torfowej, równie dużo aromatów charakterystycznych dla barley wine, suszonych owoców, rodzynek, fig, daktyli, całość słodka, alkohol bardzo subtelny, kojarzący się z whisky.
Smak: gęste, oleiste, wyklejające, słodkie, likierowe, dominują nuty suszonych, ciemnych owoców, daktyli, fig, rodzynek, nuty beczki na dalszym planie, wyraźnie wyczuwalna whisky, lekka wędzonka torfowa, nuty drewna, alkohol bardzo dobrze ukryty, przyjemnie rozgrzewa w żołądku.
Wysycenie: brak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Osprey (6574) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2016
August 2016 - Served gravity dispense from a tiny oak barrel at GBBF 2016 as ’Baladin Xyauyù Fumé’, 14%, Islay BA. Very dark brown with a red hue, no head at all. Aroma is smoke, raisin, toffee, sugars, peat. Body is smooth with low carbonation. Taste is a smooth marriage between sweet honey-ish malt and Islay whiskey – sherry, raisin, smoke, molasses, booze. Wow. Easily the best barley wine I’ve ever had. (4.1)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle at GBBF 2016, massive thanks to Daniel. It pours clear rich red - brown with a small head. The aroma is rich, roasted malts, bitter - sweet, smoked peat, toast, whisky, toffee, fruit cake and alcohol sting. The taste is slick, sweet, juicy, fruit cake, treacle, figgy pudding, plum, malt loaf, alcohol warmth, wood, slight acidity, umami, smokey whisky and some caramelised banana with a slick, warming finish. Full body, low carbonation and oily mouth - feel. Great depth of flavour. Very nice sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
svastuber (4) - ITALY - AUG 12, 2016 does not count
Bottle (2010 Vintage) - Dark in colour. Leather, marzipan, berries and nuts in the aroma. Fruity taste with leather, berries, smoked malt and marzipan. There’s a lot going on here, perhaps a bit too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (4107) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2016
Bottled. Pours clear brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, peat, wood, whiskey and dried fruit. Sweet flavor that ends up being more dry with some alcohol. Medium bodied, oily to syrupy texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Barley. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (4251) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2016
Style et résumé: Xyauyù en fût de Scotch Islay, version 2011
Comment: Dégustation au Saint-Bock.
Portrait: Un liquide ambrée sans mousse ou pétillement. Un nez avec des notes de tourbe, iode, médicamenteux, pas désagréable, Une bouche avec des saveurs iodées, tourbées, pas d’alcool. Une petite chaleur en fin de bouche. Un produit agréable et distinctif.
Note: 8/10

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuspoenari (1689) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
Sampled at a tasting. Hazy brown pour, no head or carbonation visible. Smells like cocoa, nuts and bourbon. Tastes like cocoa, milk chocolate, chestnuts, whiskey, sugar, figs and coconut. Medium body, no carbonation and alcohol in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciocanelu (1425) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAR 23, 2016
Murky copper color with no head. Aroma has dark sugar, dark fruits like figs and dates. Taste starts sweet and fruity with figs, plums, raisins, dates. Finishes slightly bitter with a light whisky note. Body is flat and syrupy. Really complex taste, sweet, dark fruit forward, with very well hidden ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Desverger (8668) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2016
Bottle@Taphouse Tuesday Bottle Share, Copenhagen - Dark brown Amber pour with tiny beige head. Aroma and taste is rich malty and dark fruity, real Christmas cake fruity medley, sultana, nutty, lovely Islay whisky infused wooden notes, great smokey notes, lovely stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (12038) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2016
50 cl. bottle. Hazy dark brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavour alcohol, dried fruit, malt, caramel, bread, spice and whiskey.

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