overall
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99
style
Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: Barley Wine
Piozzo, Italy
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This version is created by ageing Xyauy in barrels of (peaty) Islay whiskey.

Editors note: previously there was another smoked version of Xyauy; the X-Fum was brewed with smoked tea (Lapsang Suchong) and no whiskey barrel; last known vintages are 2008/2009.
The new Xyauy Fum 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-Fum).

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fonefan (45011) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014

Bottle 500ml.

[ Vintage 2008 - Bottle 28/120 ]. Clear medium to dark red brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, heavy peat, tar, medicine, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, peat, sweet malt, caramel, alcohol, wood. Body is medium, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20131230]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (41318) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2016
50 cl bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is oxidised and slight smoked to peated. Smooth, dense malty, rich, peated and dark caramelish. Smoked and toasted malty finish. Smooth peated and caramelish malty finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (34952) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2016
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a small beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, oxidation, malt, smoke, whiskey, and sirup. The flavor is very sweet with notes of alcohol, malt, smoke, and whiskey, oxidation, and caramel, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22685) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
9th March 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Bottle thanks to Colin. Clear amber beer, residual pale tan head. Palate is light and a little dry. Smooth. Quite a sweet caramel malt with well integrated and smooth peat whiskey. A little generic fruit and lactose and a light smoky tang. Finishes smooth and dry. Hides the abv very well indeed. A real tasty treat as are most of the Xyauyus

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (22145) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
bottle at home .. copper .. thin white lacing ... .dark roast ... light islay smoke nose ...big massive islay nose .. sot sweet fruits ... soft toffe ... very sweet and bit oily fruits..light whisky ... big soft light smoke .. but very sweet

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21991) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle courtesy of jackl, thank you sir! Hazy brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of burnt toast with caramel sauce. Taste is sweet, syrupy, smoky. Interesting and unique.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle at Bistrot Baladin, Milan, vintage 2010,
Brown color, clear, darker than the regular Xyauy. Strong peat aroma, marine; iodine; then some malt. Sweet flavor, malt with a strong peat edge, some salt and iodine; warming alcohol, but less evident than in other Xyauy.
Good, but the (Laphroaig?) peat makes it more dull, where the old Lapsang Suchong X Fum had an edge more.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (19176) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2016 Bottle shared at CBC - Clerkenwell, London. Huge thanks to Colin for this one. Pours clear, dark red-brown with a fine, beige head. Massive smokey peat nose, some toasty and syrupy sugars. Big sweet flavor, obscene amounts of smokey bacon drenched in maple syrup, some alcohol, brown sugar, toasty brown bread. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Fairly chewy. Tons of cured ham, brown sugar, some honey, hefty smokey peat, mellow earthy bitterness. Light warmth. Lingering brown sugar, cured ham. Really awesome. This beer is miraculously rich. (Summer 2013, score: 4.4)

Cask at GBBF 2016. Day 1. Pours oily black with a creamy topping. Wow kind of stuff. Big and sweet, sugary, with lots of smoke, brown sugar. Full bodied, oily and chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming in the finish, with ripe fruits, toasted sugars, smoked malts. Delicious, decadent. (August 2016, score: 4.3)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18731) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle, thanks to Andreas. Slightly hazy copper/brown beer with no head at all. Peated aroma, caramel, raisins, figs, whisky, toffee, licorice notes, grapes, some cherries. Malty caramel and fig flavor, smoked, raisins, toffee, oily, port, whisky, plums, some licorice. Extremely fullbodied and with alcohol quite well hidden. I like this.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koelschtrinker (17998) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 8, 2012
Ser, unglaublich voller Beginn mit Honig- und Whiskynoten, die beide im Mittelteil noch intenisver werden. S bleibend, voll, rauchig, mild aber denoch voll und ausgeglichen. Drrobst. /13/14/13//13


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