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Baladin X-Fumé (Lapsang Souchong)

 (RETIRED)
overall
100
100
style
Formerly brewed at Le Baladin
Style: Barley Wine
Piozzo, Italy
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
X Fume 2006 Riserva Teo Musso was brewed in 2006 and bottled in 2008. This begins as Xyauyu, with the added 18-day infusion of smoked Lapsang Suochong Tea.

Editor’s note: as of 2012, 2008 vintages of Baladin Xyauyù Fumé are available; note the extended name (Xyauyù) and a the back label talking about whiskey barrel ageing; if you had such beer, put your rating there.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Embrouille (2830) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 4, 2010
Bottled. Courtesy of Alex. Whisky reminiscence throughout. Complex. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2010

Bottle 500ml.

Alc. 14.0%. Clear medium amber color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, smoke, sweet bacon, chrispy, honey, light roasted, light meat. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, smoked meat. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100806]

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 25, 2010
courtesy of fiulijn; 2006 vintage - clear amber-brown colour with absolutely no foam; aroma of walnut, whisky and smoked sausage, a fair but well-integrated smokiness; very oily and full-bodied, notes of Madeira and honey, Portwine-like finish with more honey and smoke - a wonderful, complex beer!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2010
Bottled. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is smoke, some bacon, alcohol, fruits and mild sugary sweetness as well. Flavour is very nicely caramel, smoked malts, some slight roasted malts as well as some alcohol. Quite lovely balance.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2010
Vintage 2006
The Xyauyù Ultimate Tasting
http://tinyurl.com/xyauyu1

Beautiful red and dark amber color, clear, shiny; flat. Delicate smoke aroma, it reminds me more a delicate smoked meat of the Schwarzwald than the Lapsang Suchong; it blends well with the malt, caramel and toffee aroma; due to the oxidisation, there is an impression of Madeira; also some chestnuts. It flows like a velvety ambrosia, sweet and delicate, yet powerful; rich sweetness, the malt melts into caramel; the smoke is very delicate, but clearly present; there are traces of chestnut honey and mature fruits; the 14% of alcohol is just a concept. Smooth. Sublime liquid for the gods.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (14125) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle thanks to Nate at the Imperial Geezer tasting, Borough Market. Smoked cheese on the aroma, like Bavarian smoked cheese. Clear red amber colour. Alcohol and sweetness on the swallow. So smooth, so gorgeous. Jest amazingly smooth. Smokey bacon/cheese with toffee. Smooth as the smoothest thing ever. The closest thing I could think of was a Rutherglen Muscat. How do I get hold of this??

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (6595) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2010
Entered as my rating 2700. Thanks Pinball for sharing. It pours hazzy reddish brown with a small off white head. The aroma is light smokey with lots of dark fruit and caramel. The flavour is lots of sweet malt, smoke, dark fruit, barley and caramel. Smooth and complex. Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21505) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2010
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange red coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, hops and smoke. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of sherry and smoke. Sweet and waring alcoholic finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10925) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2010
clear brown, small smooth film head. aroma of sweet barley wine, smoked something, roasted something. flavor is very sweet, malty, honey, smoked notes, flavor is almost between mead and barley wine... and then smoked.. pretty strange.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of Pinball. Pours a clear reddish amber with an off-white Intensely fat bacon aroma. Solid body, hardly any carbonation. Very sweet, caramel and Sherry accents. Again fat bacon smoke. Well, to be honest I’m not quite sure how well fat Bamberg smoke goes with a sweet and caramellish Barley Wine. But an interesting experiment indeed. 280710


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