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


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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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).

Melker's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melker (241) - Varberg, - 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 16/20
rlgk (13192) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle, thanks to Andreas. Slightly hazy copper/brown beer with no head at all. Peated aroma, caramel, raisins, figs, whisky, toffee, licorice notes, grapes, some cherries. Malty caramel and fig flavor, smoked, raisins, toffee, oily, port, whisky, plums, some licorice. Extremely fullbodied and with alcohol quite well hidden. I like this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
melush (1289) - SPAIN - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle 50cl / Botella 50cl. @ XXXII The Great Power of Beer & Wine. A: Amber / Ambar. T/S: Raisins, smoke bacon, slightly fruity / Uvas pasas, bacon ahumado, ligeramente afrutado.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1342) - sacramento, California, USA - MAY 18, 2015
2008 bottle shared by Marcus. Pours cola. Aroma is liquid smoke. Taste is BBQ ribs with oak and a little heat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (7473) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours cola with no head and a smoky tea aroma. There is a sweet dark malt flavor with a lot of smoke and tea. It has all melted together over the years, creating an interesting taste. Also a nice whiskey finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle shared by jackl at the C’Ville Foxy Knoxy tasting. Hazy copper, thin head. Aroma of toffee, scotch, smoke. The taste is toffee, caramel, scotch whiskey, stone fruit, mild booze. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5614) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle @ The Foxy Knoxy Tasting. Hazy brown with a small head. Slightly peaty. Some of that TCP. Earth. Honey and cocoa. Taste of honey, smokey accents. Earth. Honey. Smokey. Quite sickly and rich. Full body. Earthy and full. Damn, girl.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Monchito_IPA (170) - SPAIN - MAY 12, 2015
Sin espuma y casi sin carbonatación, color cobrizo. En aroma y sabor, una mezcla realmente conseguida entre un oloroso envejecido y una cerveza maltosa con un toque ahumado muy bien integrado. Muchísimo cuerpo y presencia de alcohol, agradable, para la graduación que tiene. Se presta al debate de qué se puede considerar cerveza. Impresionante.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
aenima (307) - Askim, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
Very peaty aroma. The taste is actually very balanced. No carbonation. Sweet finish. Caramel, sherry and peat in the flavour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (822) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 4, 2015
from bottle at Craft Beer Fest Vienna Tasting Sessions. red brownish light hazy color. no head. strong wooden taste, liqueur, malty sweetness, dried fruits, plums. full body, soft carbonation, full rather oily mouthfeel. strong wooden taste, malty sweetness, bitter sweet taste, dried fruits, plums, something is a bit weird about this taste. alcoholic / dried fruity finish. quite nice, liked the rum barrel aged a bit more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (1003) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle. Brown body tan head. Aroma is smoke some dried red fruits some also some honey. Taste is nearly the same with some additional dark caramel. Mouthfeel is oily and thick. Aftertaste is sweet and smoke. Never can imagine to drink a bottle but a glass before the chimney would be great.

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