Baladin Xyauyù Fumé (Islay Whisky)

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Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: Barley Wine
Piozzo, Italy
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This version is created by ageing Xyauyù in barrels of (peaty) Islay whiskey.

Editor’s note: previously there was another smoked version of Xyauyù; the X-Fumé was brewed with smoked tea (Lapsang Suchong) and no whiskey barrel; last known vintages are 2008/2009.
The new Xyauyù Fumé appeared first on draught at Open Baladin or Un Mare di Birra with specific barrel indication (Laphroaig; Caoli Ila...). The first bottles appeared in 2012, vintage 2008 (notice the overlapping of vintages with X-Fumé).

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (24459) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle. Dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy smoky caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy smoky caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy smoky caramel finish with weak hints of dark fruit.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
adasko (2042) - Poznan, POLAND - JAN 6, 2017
2011 vintage. Beer is transparent, almost clear with just a tiny pieces of yeast. Color is deep amber with a super awesome golden reflections. No head obviously. Very rich, thick and dense aroma, full of raisins, dates, plums, red wine, wood and a touch of strong alcohol whisky-like. Mouthfeel is perfect. It’s obviously totaly flat, no carbonation at all, but the smoothness, and the velvety feeling is super-pleasant, no words can describe it. Taste has many layers. It want to be sweet but the main notes - whisky barrel note, is dragging down the sweetness, so in the end it Appears to be rather dry. There is also like a thousends notes of plums and dates. There is even brush of bitterness in the aftertaste, but it’s very like wooden one. Amazing beer, really close to perfect one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (6546) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Bottle thanks to Darrel. Pours out a copper orange color. Nose is sweet caramel toffee malts some peat notes. Taste is more of the sweet malt caramel toffee and barrel.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (4305) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle from Darrell. 2006 vintage. Big and boozy, plenty of heat. Sweet, but the heat is what all this about. Nice velvety texture, sweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marko (5269) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 27, 2016
2011, bottle shared with heavy and Erna, like every other on this tasting, but courtesy of them as well this time, enormous thanks you two! Clear, lovely golden/amber body, full, big legs, no head. Full, lovely, complex aroma, caramel, peat, figs, dried fruit, light alcohol, thankfully no negative effects of oxidation. Hats off. Taste... sweet obviously, malty, big caramel mixing with soooft peat, light figs, big vanilla, very light alcohol, very light oxidation. Soft as f*ck, warming, just damn enjoyable, not cloying at all, a superb sipper. I don’t rate a beer over 4 often. This deserved it. A beer of a style that I admittedly don’t even usually like that much executed nigh-perfectly. Baladin, you rock.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Korcz (1845) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 18, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (1488) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Bottle; pours dark amber with no head; sweet aroma of dark fruits, whiskey, tobacco, some smoke and caramel; taste is sweet with caramel, malt, dark fruits, some smoke, and whiskey; finish dry with some smokiness; complex and nicely balanced

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rafael52 (1132) - Łódź, POLAND - OCT 22, 2016
Kolor: bursztynowy, delikatnie zamglony.
Piana: brak.
Zapach: intensywne aromaty beczki, whisky, wędzonki torfowej, równie dużo aromatów charakterystycznych dla barley wine, suszonych owoców, rodzynek, fig, daktyli, całość słodka, alkohol bardzo subtelny, kojarzący się z whisky.
Smak: gęste, oleiste, wyklejające, słodkie, likierowe, dominują nuty suszonych, ciemnych owoców, daktyli, fig, rodzynek, nuty beczki na dalszym planie, wyraźnie wyczuwalna whisky, lekka wędzonka torfowa, nuty drewna, alkohol bardzo dobrze ukryty, przyjemnie rozgrzewa w żołądku.
Wysycenie: brak.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Osprey (7132) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2016
August 2016 - Served gravity dispense from a tiny oak barrel at GBBF 2016 as ’Baladin Xyauyù Fumé’, 14%, Islay BA. Very dark brown with a red hue, no head at all. Aroma is smoke, raisin, toffee, sugars, peat. Body is smooth with low carbonation. Taste is a smooth marriage between sweet honey-ish malt and Islay whiskey – sherry, raisin, smoke, molasses, booze. Wow. Easily the best barley wine I’ve ever had. (4.1)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (13317) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle at GBBF 2016, massive thanks to Daniel. It pours clear rich red - brown with a small head. The aroma is rich, roasted malts, bitter - sweet, smoked peat, toast, whisky, toffee, fruit cake and alcohol sting. The taste is slick, sweet, juicy, fruit cake, treacle, figgy pudding, plum, malt loaf, alcohol warmth, wood, slight acidity, umami, smokey whisky and some caramelised banana with a slick, warming finish. Full body, low carbonation and oily mouth - feel. Great depth of flavour. Very nice sipper.


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