Baladin Xyauyù Fumé (Islay Whisky)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
creppyiceman (747) - POLAND - APR 8, 2017
(bottle-2011 vintage) Aroma:sweet toffee,honey,berry-like fruitniess,hint of peated whiskey,raisins. Appearance:dark amber color,no head. Taste:uber sweet,flavour of berry fruits,bit tart,toffee,weak hint of peated smoke,sweet syropy finish. Palate:full body,ultra thick syropy texture,no carbonation. Overall:Lovely thick dessert-like brew,syrupy thick texture together with malty toffee-like notes makes it one hell of the barley wine although barrel notes are very settled.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (15560) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 4, 2017
375ml bottle ([email protected]’s) 2010 vintage
Heavy tarry aroma. Dark, flat. Lovely sweet body, a bit syruppy. However, it’s so incredibly mellow. Tarriness in the taste balances with the sweetness perfectly. One smidge either way and it would be off-kilter, but this is just right. Great sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty (9982) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 1, 2017
Bottle pour at Baladin Bologna. Lightly smoky in the nose, very oxidized as usual. Clear brown-orange, flat. More smoke in the flavor with some peat, though a very good and unobtrusive amount. Cherry, caramel, orange. Silky, oily, perfect body. tobacco. Acid and smoke work perfectly to balance the sweetness. Awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Copid (167) - POLAND - MAR 24, 2017
Aromat bardzo słodki, wanilia, toffi. W smaku krówki, wanilia, toffi, lekkie suszone owoce, bardzo słodkie. Przepiękne piwo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rafax (248) - POLAND - MAR 15, 2017
Vintage 2012 bottle. Dark brown, little bit hazy, no head, completely flat... just doesn’t look nice. Amazing and very rich and strong sweet, malty aromas with heavy whiskey tones and some dried fruits in the background. Full body, very sweet with oily texture and smooth, sticky mouth feel. Slight spicy alcohol feeling in the warming finish is balancing the sweetness. Great stuff! One of those beers to be remembered.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
dropi6 (311) - POLAND - FEB 27, 2017
Vintage 2010. Bottle @ DobryZbeer. Pours brown, hazy, no head. One of the most complexed aromas ever tried. First sniff - whisky, barrel made huge impact, peat. smoke. Then cherries, lots of smoke, bacon even, dry fruits, gean, wood, raisin. In mouth very sweet, syrupy. No bitterness, no alcohol. Long heavy aftertaste of whisky or rather whisky liqueur. Super dense and oily. Amazing experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (3615) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle from a friend (2010 bottle). Brown color, minimal white head. Bittersweet taste with raisins, toffee, syrup, peat, caramel, oak, malts, smoke and vanilla. Bitter finish with raisins, oak, caramel, peat, toffee and syrup. Very nice brew, although a bit too sweet after aging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ArtificialCyst (1021) - Szczecin, POLAND - JAN 21, 2017
Ayy lmao, after that beer the world will be slightly different. 2011 version. Aroma: Dried fruit, barrel, light peat, slightly alcoholic. Appearance: Dark ruby body, no head. Taste: Dense, lots of dried fruit with barrel notes, wood, vanilla, peat, slight licqueur alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (25572) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
adasko (2207) - 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.

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