Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: Barley Wine
Piozzo, Italy
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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
A beer brewed and matured to 13.5% ABV going to 14.5% in next productions.
Malts: Pilsner Durst, aromatic Dingemans, caramunich 140 Dingemans. Hops: Hallertau Hernsbrucker, Spalt Select and East Kent Golding.
Brewing process: the wort is hyperconcentrated then boiled for two hous and half. Primary fermentation for 25 in steel vessels. Then after a sterile filtration (to eliminate primary yeast strains) the beer is transfered in a steel vessel with transparent membrane and a "oxygen hat". Afeter several tasting from 6 to 24 months later (it depends on the oxidation velocity, very inconsistant!) the brewer decides when its time to bottle in 50cl. champagne shape bottles with good quality cork. The production is very limited. Three productions brewed during two years will be available from October 2006.

Teo Musso produces three versions Gold, Silver & Copper label which differ from each other in terms of degree of oxidation allowed and fruity perfumery aromas created. Teos objective is to allow Xyauyu to perfectly oxidize during the aging proces of 2.5 years {oxidation plays a critical role in aging port, sherry, as well as our vintage beers - too much oxidation will ruin the liquid - too little will not optimize the change in flavor / aroma during the aging process} .Heres how Teos system works: Xyauyu is transfered to a steel vessel with transparent membrane and a "oxygen hat". After several tastings during the 2.5 year aging process Teo decides when its time to bottle (it all depends upon the oxidation velocity).
This golden beer reminds of an enjoyable Madera or an intriguing Chateau Chalon of the French Jura.

Bronze medal at the World Beer Cup 2014, category "Experimental beer"

Editors note: the label says also "Riserva Teo Musso" and the vintage (year).

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (1551) - Kiel, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2016
Abgefahren!! Keine Kohlensure, klar. Extrem starker Holz/Fassgeruch. SE!!! DESSERTCHARAKTER!!!! Dickflssig und im Nachhall exorbitant aromatisch, aber leider such etwas zu s. Die 14,5% Edition getestet, bei den KIELER CRAFT BEER DAYS 2016. 0,1/4.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Baramba (1038) - ITALY - JUL 21, 2016
Sample. Amber no head. Malt, tobacco, ripe fruits, oak aroma. Strong sweet ripe fruits flavour, sherry, caramel, oily texture

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heavy (2808) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 17, 2016
May 16. A 0.5 l bottle, 2012 vintage. It poured hazy, only lightly carbonated copper-brown body with no head. Very strong malty aroma of figs, sugar, brandy, caramel, cooked fruit, leather, alcohol...everything. Brandy-like. Flavor was sweet but not as much as aroma would indicate. Quite complex although a tad less than in nose, very fruity, both dried and cooked fruit, especially raisins, sugar, caramel, a bit of wood and leather. Alcohol of course. Full body, cloying, with a sticky mouthfeel. Very long, warming, but pleasant, although very sweet finish. Hard to elaborate anyway, but interesting and unique experience. As it got warmer and opened up completely, showed elegant orange peel bitterness, especially in the finish. Probably it would be even better, more complex after a couple of years. Extremely slowly going and cloying, would be hard for a normal person to finish this single bottle in an evening all alone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andgun87 (30) - - APR 22, 2016
Fin vinröd färg helt utan skum, stor doft med tydliga toner av russin, plommon och bränt socker. Vinös smak helt utan kolsyra som exploderar i eftersmaken med ljuva toner av port, sherry, mogna bär, bränt socker med mera. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Xebbe (169) - - APR 22, 2016
Extremt tung doft av russin och torkad frukt. Smaken är inte helt fullbordad men när man svalt kommer alla paletterna fram. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (3932) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2016
March 23, 2016. Bottle, vintage 2012.
Clear amber with no head. Aroma is figs, raisins, caramel, some sherry, port notes, light earthy notes, warming alcohol. Taste is sweet very sweet with dried fruits, prunes, figs, raisins, very light bitter, slightly earthy and warming sherry alcohol in the finish. Thick oily texture, no carbonation.
Very good, thick and oily yet drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (1654) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle; pours dark amber with no head; boozy aroma with dark fruits, honey, and hints of caramel and wood; tastes like a port, sweet with dark fruits, caramel, honey, and a hint of wood, finish is sweet with alcohol warming; very good - almost a dessert beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (4319) - Alingss, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2016
sample from bottle, deep darker amber colour, nose of bitter cacao, raisins, whisky, caramel fugde, and dark fruits, plums, lots of sweet dried fruits, wine grapes, creamy mouthfeel. nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (4778) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours hazy reddish chestnut brown with no head worth mentioning. Smell is malty and fruity with caramel, toffee, dark dried fruits, pears, caramelised apples, sherry, madeira, leather, moist soil and sherry alcohol. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter, malty and fruity. Mouthfeel is round, viscous, oily, slightly boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet and slightly bitter with caramel, toffee, sweet dark bread, English Christmas fruit cake, dried cherries, prunes, dates, raisins, moist soil, leather, minerals and sherry alcohol. For being competent flat its extremely fat and oily in the mouthfeel. Immense barley wine with amazing flavour. Lovely!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (7656) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 1, 2016
Bottled 500ml. -Courtesy of and shared with Domagoj (thanks!).
As Baladin Xyauyu Riserva Teo Musso Birra Da Divano Vintage 2012 14.0%ABV
Clear amber/copper coloured, no head at all, strong malt and notes of alcohol in the nose. Heavy malty, noticable alcohol, dried fruits, notes of oak and a bit too sticky sweetness in the finish. Well balanced and overall quite good...but unfortunately not great.

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