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


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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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).

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Monchito_IPA (178) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cipressaia (53) - ITALY - SEP 13, 2011
Se in anteprima sta già messa così, figuriamoci quando uscirà dalla botte cosa potrà essere. Lieto di esser stato uno dei privilegiati a poterla assaggiare, anche se solo due dita. Anche qui temperatura di servizio eccessivamente alta

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
INDASTRIA (129) - Berlin & Rome, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2011
Tap @ open baladin - Roma A really masterpiece. I hardly remember a such complex and satisfying. mouthfeel. Despite the alcohol and the smokiness it seemed to drink silk Probably it might deserve a higher score but this beer is actually a little bit far away from what i think a beer should be. a fancy and elegant low alcohol whisky. I OMG how good this was...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koelschtrinker (14078) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 8, 2012
Süßer, unglaublich voller Beginn mit Honig- und Whiskynoten, die beide im Mittelteil noch intenisver werden. Süß bleibend, voll, rauchig, mild aber denoch voll und ausgeglichen. Dörrobst. /13/14/13//13

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
faber (17) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 14, 2012
Una di quelle birre che lasciano il segno. Ho avuto la fortuna di assaggiarla durante un evento all’Open Baladin di Roma, è spiazzante la complessità di questo barley wine. Colore perfetto tra il rame e il rubino, consistenza oleosa, fluttua nel bicchiere come un whiskey pregiato. L’annusi, la sorseggi ti rendi conto delle potenzialità di una birra clamorosa che non teme confronti, neanche oltreoceano. Subito le note affumicate "dolci", poi frutta sotto spirito, spezie orientali, torba e ancora quel dolce che accarezza il palato nasconde l’alcool ed esalta un made in Italy da esportare con fierezza! p.s. Non chiamatelo barley wine ... si offende !!!1

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kosmokrator (649) - ITALY - DEC 26, 2012
Favoloso color rame scuro, limpido con riflessi rubino in controluce; completamente priva di schiuma e carbonazione. Al naso colpisce con sentori torbati e fumosi, di legno e cenere su una base più dolciastra con caramello e malto, meraviglioso equilibrio complessivo. Gusto pieno e rotondo, l’affumicato avvolge le note fruttate e maltate alla perfezione, retrogusto persistente. Calda e vellutata al palato, è meno corposa e "spessa" dell’atteso ma lascia le papille gustative in estasi. Un esperimento incredibile..!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theydon_Bois (14315) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2013
Glass poured from corked bottle at home, also rated at Ma Che a few weeks previously, massive thanks to Luca (Mortlach) for gifting me this bottle! 19/02/13. Bottle No. L028/120, 2008 reserva. Almost clear chestnut brown, slight reddish hues, almost vintage port like, with no head. Nose is peat, smoke, wood, smoked gammon, brown sugars, burnt toffee, TCP, medicinal notes. Taste comprises much of the nose elements, sweet smoked sugars, big boozey hit, Seville orange, wood, smoked gammon. Full bodied, smooth, no carbonation, massages the throat leaving a sweet and smoked coating. Excellent stuff - definately the best smoked offering I’ve had, could dig this out as a night cap again and again !!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SamTheBarrel (694) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2014 500ml beautifully designed black bottle with a wax-sealed cork, packaged in a tube. Appearance is cloudy dark mahogany with no head. A complex aroma of roasted malt, raisins, prunes, smoked charcuteries, caramel, toffee, muscovado and maple syrup. Taste is heavy on sweetness with a light bitterness. Mouthfeel is full bodied with a thick oily syrup like texture, carbonation is flat. The considerable 14% ABV is well masked, the alcohol is barely noticeable. A delicious beer that goes well with blue cheese, and the hint of smoked charcuteries was a pleasant surprise. However Baladin Xyauyù Fumé is expensive, and availability is limited, consider this a rare luxury.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
back (1666) - Holstebro, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2013
Kobber klar skum lidt Tøv røg sukker tømmer vanilje Bitter lidt sød meget Sirup flad @peter c

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Camons (8403) - 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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