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Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: Barley Wine
Piozzo, Italy
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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Blended version of Terre. Barley Wine aged in red wine barrel. Limited (brewed once).

Editor’s note: "single barrel" draught versions that appeared in some bar also belong to this entry (e.g. Botti di Nardi)


77ships' rating

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle sampled @ Quintessence 2012. With some fine chocolate caviar served alongside. Aged on Italian red wine. Whiskey sized pour of a completely flat, not the slightest inkling of a head of a brandy looking liquid - colour me impressed. Smell is very sweet caramel mixed with dark sugar, liqueur, honey, dark fruits, wood. Taste is slick, bit thick, oily goodness, caramel, toff, liqueur, concentrated caramelized sugar, maple light dark fruits leading in a lightly woody and vinous finish. I liked this one even more than the already exceptional Baladin Xyauyù Barrel - even rounder, slicker - mighty fine stuff.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matis (140) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Clear, brown colour, no head. Sweet roasted caramel on nose. Some vanila and cacao. Comparing to Xyauyu Barrel, taste is too flat. Lacks a bit of barrel notes. Sweet essence of malts and caramel. No carbonation. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (5413) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle sampled at Open Baladin, Rome. Pours hazy brown with no head. Aroma of caramel, molasses, toffee, wood, light vinous aspects, overripe dark fruit and fudge. Flavour is heavy sweet. Full bodied with flat carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3261) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2014
Dark chestnut color with little to no head. Big malty nose with red wine and oak and caramel notes. Tart. The mouth shows no carbonation, big milk chocolate and caramel notes with red wine much more subdued in the mouth. The mouth is just too flat though flavors are good. Oaky, caramel and milk chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
My Bottom Line:
This unique Barley Wine delves into deep prunes, raisins and dark cherries while adding layers of madeira onto its voluptuous residual sugars.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam sinks into the cloudy dark purple.
-The barrel treatment is very intelligently done, perfectly harmonious with the grain bill and oxydation.
-Carbonation is very low, nearly still.
-This might not be super complex, but it remains a riveting creation perfect for those late night snifters.

Bottle pour at Open Baladin, Roma.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (223) - - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle from baladin bar in rome. Dirty brown water with no head. Smells like honey and treacle and dark rich fruit, very sweet. Taste is same, insanely drinkable for its strength. No carbonation, medium body. Much better than it looks.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (3783) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Open Baladin Roma.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with almost no head.
Aroma: Vinous, caramel, dried fruit, oak.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Vinous, dried fruit, sweet caramel, some alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3038) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle shared by Claudio. Pours turbid reddish brown color with tan head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruits, oak and red wine. Similar flavors. Medium to full body with soft carbonation. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (6094) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle @ Christers. Pours slightly hazy dark amber with a fading offwhite head, some floaties. Aroma of malt, caramel, vanilla, wood, dried dark fruits. Flavor is very sweet with malt, caramel, dark dried fruits, vanilla, wood, a hint of redwine. Full body, soft carbonation, alcohol is hidden very well. 111213

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Valgreen (678) - DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle @ Christer. Cloudy dark brown, small off white head, some lacing. Aroma, malty sweet, caramel, alcohol, dark fruits. Taste, malty sweet, dark fruits, brown sugar, wine like, alcohol, caramel. Too sweet flavor. Low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (11342) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Murky red with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, vanilla and wood. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Very sweet finish with almost no alcohol. Oily and full bodied. 111213


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