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Baladin X-Fumé (Lapsang Souchong)

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Formerly brewed at Le Baladin
Style: Barley Wine
Piozzo, Italy
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 95   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrGGen (308) - ITALY - MAR 4, 2010
Versa un colore ramato con praticamente quasi niente schiuma. L’aroma è dolce di malto con note di caramello, alcool, fumo, frutti scuri, prugne.Il sapore è altresì dolce di malto con note di caramella mou, caramello, frutta scura matura e rum e ancora di uva passa, legno affumicato. Mediamente corposa, con un finale dolce che non dispiace affatto.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Pouring at session one of EBF in Boston. Pours a hazy orange brown with no head. Plum, prune, vague hint of smoke. Candy sweetness to it, light subtle smoke that grows slowly. Odd sweet aftertaste. Everyone else seemed to really dig this one. More for them I guess.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Shared by God of Thunder. Pours a copper color with next to no head, somewhat still. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of toffee, booze, smoke, caramel, ripe dark fruits, plums, figs, sweet goodness. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of toffee, caramel, ripe dark fruit, rum-soaked raisins, candy goodness, wood, smoke. Geneally medium to full body with a boozy sweet finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2010
2oz tasting at EBF
Appearance : hazy peach
Aroma : Smokey bacon and really sweet. Candy sugar.
Taste : Very sweet and quite smokey. Not much alcohol except a bit alcohol on the finish.
Overall : The smoke feels like its balancing the sweetness. It’s a very interesting match. Very intense stuff. Not sure I would go thru a full glass of this. Crazy stuff !

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jblauvs (1340) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 21, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2010 Really excited for this beer. Pours a deep brown with no head. Aroma is rich smoked peat, barrels, sweet raisin, booze, an explosion of rich maltiness. The flavor is even more intense, very smoky, sweet mature woodiness, rich and decadent, tincredibly layered and complex. Im blown away by intensity of flavor, An incredible beer. Must have more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5437) - ITALY - FEB 12, 2010
ambrata piatta naso ossidato marsale affumicato ervìbacee in bocca buon corpo alcolica affumicato piacevloe piuttosto intenso dolce un po marsalata

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9128) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Hell yes. Brown pour. Aroma is sweet and rich. Dried fruit, peat, wood, booze, and caramel. Flavor is loaded with some spicy tea notes, dark fruit, raisins, toffee and peat. Damn fine brew. DAMN FINE.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2009 6oz sample for $15 at Redlight-Redlight: Pours a still amber copper with some sticky legs. Has a rich caramely malty nose with some lightly smoky compleity, brown sugar and light fruits. Starts very full without carbonation but lots of dark caramely sugars and raisins well balanced with complex earthy smoky tea balance before a warming, sticky finish. A very unique and complex brew, but is worth sharing the cost.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11086) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2009
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @tpd975s Thanks Goddess of Thunder-pours a few bubbles for a head and amber/copper color. Aroma is smoke/scotch initially, then sweet medium malt, wood, alcohol. Taste is smooth sweet medium malt, dark fruit, hint of hops. Minimum carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2009
POurs a murky still brown. Nose is port wine, smoke, oxidation, butter, dark ripe fruits, cherries, booze. Flavor is insanely complex, warming booze, soft smoke, dark fruits, cooked plum, port, oxidation, musky basement. Pretty amazing beer. Closer to a port wine.


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