Baladin Xyauy Etichetta Rame (Copper Label)

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


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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   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.

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

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rauchbier (3852) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2007
Bottle, at White Horse Babbelfest, August 2005. Red bronze, no head and minimal condition. Woody sherry sweetness and potent alcohol in the nose, soft and alcoholic in the mouth with sherry sweet syrupy maltiness and a touch of oak, long warming alcoholic finish with a lingering sticky sweet sherry note.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2007
2004 bottle. Wonderous aroma, rich malt, huge hops, clear garnet, zero head. Flavour is cognac-like at the start, caramel and gorgeous malt and some treacle. Beautifuly balanaced, warming, a comfort beer. Superb! Thanks so much R!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2007
2004 Bottle (or brewed on date) shared with the crew in late November. Deep brown, no head, looks like a cognac. Wonderful aroma - so sweet, deep coffee cake like dessert lie, so very nice. Taste - wow, very sweet again, tasty, and strong. Lots of brown sugar. Thick body. Wonderful after dinner stuff here, a unique creation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (9823) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2006 2004 Vintage Near as no head; dark red chestnut beer. Very stimulating, nosevein-dilatating portwine or other fortified wine aroma, with exotic woods as sandelwood & cedar, chocolate, alcohol, fusels and fuselesters. Vinous, especially as exceptional vintage port. Very sweet, vinous, Marssala, and definitely again mild chocolate notes. Faraway hints of oranges, preserved in brandy, sucaded fruit, slowly oxydized and (if that were possible) esterised malts, with exotic spices seasoned. Viscous to syrupy, explosion of body & flavours at each sip, indestructible. It might miss just a tad of balance, defending itself from the ethanol onslaught, but it is a wonderful beer anyhow, something to be savoured slowly after dinner. Mille grazie, Lorenzo, for bringing me this bottle!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2006
well another i have to thank my italy jumping friends. murky orange colour, no head slightly sticky syrupy mouth feel fruitiness some nuts caremel and nice slight bitterness, good beer nice to try the rare stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2006
Bottle. Translucent orange with no head like a cognac. Very pleasant aroma - rich thickness consisting of caramel, sugar, and sweet chocolate. Nice warming alcohol that is short lived. Plum fruitiness in a complex woody palate. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blankboy (7506) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, biegaman, mds, Radek Kliber, tupalev & the rest of the gang. Vintage 2004. Pours a clear and flat-looking amber-brown with no head. Lovely aroma of caramel malt, wood, dark fruit, nuts and alcohol. Flavour: Wow! Reminded me a little of maple syrup with caramel malt, dark fruit, wood, some bitterness and alcohol -- complex and very flavourful. Goes down smooth for such a high alcohol beer. Medium bodied, syrupy mouthfeel. Just awesome, I loved this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (7274) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 3, 2006
Bottle. 2004 . 12% Clear ruby amber, high viscosity. Rich, alcoholic nose (highly refined), wood (oak touches). Oily, very low carbonation, good clean alcohol. Sweet yet smooth. Balanced at such extreme. High quality sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogTownHarry (6433) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2006
Bottle (500ml). Shared with blankboy, biegaman, mds, Radek Kliber, tupalev and others. Poured clear, oily mahogany with a small tan head. Strongly alcoholic aroma, wonderfully woody, thick nutty almost burnt caramel malt - very rich, with some tart fig and not quite ripe apricot. The taste - man this is nice! - maple syrup, roast caramel malt, lighter alcohol presence and the tart fruit and a bit of herbal character enter in the finish. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel, long silky finish - I loved this; its not too much like beer, but I loved it, more like a soft, sweet sherry; excellent.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mask (1) - giaveno, ITALY - SEP 21, 2006 does not count
i just love this beer so rich and powerfull. Its a pity is so hard to find!!

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