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Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: Barley Wine
Piozzo, Italy
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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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).


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3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melker (231) - 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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (9999) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5368) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4357) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Maraschino cherries, and cranberries nose. Clear auburn, thin head. Full body, warm. Nice character.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14669) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle courtesy of jackl, thank you sir! Hazy brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of burnt toast with caramel sauce. Taste is sweet, syrupy, smoky. Interesting and unique.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RollE2k (45) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
2010 Laphroaig barrel aged. Really really sweet barley wine, with NO carbonation whatsoever. Really round with alot of caramel, toffe and huge amounts of whisky/peated character. This is pretty exactly what it sounds like, whisky with barley wine base. Wonder where those 14% dissapears? Would have even better with less sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (4071) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle, 2008 vintage, thanks to Jeremy! Pours hazy reddish hazel, no head and no lacing. Aroma is super smokey, peat, bacon. Flavor is fully sweet and very smoky, meaty, scotch and honey glazed ham. Medium body, silky mouthfeel, no carbonation. This is definitely an odd one, but in the end the super sweetness and the smoke just don’t mix that well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barn0216 (472) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Deep brown, no foam. Very strongly peaty, super scotch aroma. Strangely sweet mix of smoky bacon, peat. Sweetness is a killer in contrast to the extreme smokiness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9953) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle... Pours clear and deeply copper with no head. The nose is smoky and woody with shades of caramel and bottlebrush honey. Surprisingly, this is not extraordinarily peaty. Full-bodied and viscous with no carbonation. The flavor is sweet and smoky with malty and vinous underpinnings of caramel, maple syrup and amber port. There’s an unfortunate cardboard-like nuance amid all the other esters and oxidation-related notes. Finishes sweet and smoky with only traces of acidity and cardboard. Although smoky, I’m not picking up the intense peaty characteristic I was expecting from a beer aged in Islay whiskey barrels. Enjoyability high - Drinkability low. A digestif. Bottle generously shared by ctipping!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (5557) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown color with minimal beige head. No carbonation. Strong peated aroma with dark malt, coffee,whiskey, medicinal notes. Heavy sweet taste with dried fruits, caramel, peat, whiskey, honey, earthy notes. Strong alcoholic finish. Very tasty sipper.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gurthnar (2606) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle. Extreme strength apparent from the first moment, heavy mouthfeel, no carbonation. Dried fruits in flavour, caramel, liquorish, but exquisite. Very good.


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