Baladin X-Fumé (Lapsang Souchong)

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
X Fume 2006 Riserva Teo Musso was brewed in 2006 and bottled in 2008. This begins as Xyauyu, with the added 18-day infusion of smoked Lapsang Suochong Tea.

Editor’s note: as of 2012, 2008 vintages of Baladin Xyauyù Fumé are available; note the extended name (Xyauyù) and a the back label talking about whiskey barrel ageing; if you had such beer, put your rating there.

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DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2010
From the Bottle at Chris O’s, Kensal Rise 06/08/2010 Some whisky aroma. Amber coloured rich on the palate very strong in alcohol and fruity with a hint of dryness in a warming full malt finish.

Embrouille (2854) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 4, 2010
Bottled. Courtesy of Alex. Whisky reminiscence throughout. Complex. Excellent.

fonefan (52426) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2010

Bottle 500ml.

Alc. 14.0%. Clear medium amber color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, smoke, sweet bacon, chrispy, honey, light roasted, light meat. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, smoked meat. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100806]

Bov (13354) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 25, 2010
courtesy of fiulijn; 2006 vintage - clear amber-brown colour with absolutely no foam; aroma of walnut, whisky and smoked sausage, a fair but well-integrated smokiness; very oily and full-bodied, notes of Madeira and honey, Portwine-like finish with more honey and smoke - a wonderful, complex beer!

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2010
Bottled. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is smoke, some bacon, alcohol, fruits and mild sugary sweetness as well. Flavour is very nicely caramel, smoked malts, some slight roasted malts as well as some alcohol. Quite lovely balance.

fiulijn (21516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2016
2013-03-22, vintage 2006, 6 years old, 8-5-10-4-18=45
Dark red and amber color, oily, flat, no head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, smoke, with some Parmigiano Reggiano and alcohol, very light soy sauce. Full bodied; the ambrosia flows inside the mouth with sugary velvet; the rich malt flavor is followed by dark caramel, and deep smoke; notes of rum and vanilla; the bitterness level is correct; the final is nutty, with light roastiness and light Parmigiano Reggiano; the alcohol provides a pleasant warmth.

2010-08-22, vintage 2006, 4 years old, 8-5-10-4-18=45
The Xyauyù Ultimate Tasting

Beautiful red and dark amber color, clear, shiny; flat. Delicate smoke aroma, it reminds me more a delicate smoked meat of the Schwarzwald than the Lapsang Suchong; it blends well with the malt, caramel and toffee aroma; due to the oxidisation, there is an impression of Madeira; also some chestnuts. It flows like a velvety ambrosia, sweet and delicate, yet powerful; rich sweetness, the malt melts into caramel; the smoke is very delicate, but clearly present; there are traces of chestnut honey and mature fruits; the 14% of alcohol is just a concept. Smooth. Sublime liquid for the gods.

harrisoni (19553)
- Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle thanks to Nate at the Imperial Geezer tasting, Borough Market. Smoked cheese on the aroma, like Bavarian smoked cheese. Clear red amber colour. Alcohol and sweetness on the swallow. So smooth, so gorgeous. Jest amazingly smooth. Smokey bacon/cheese with toffee. Smooth as the smoothest thing ever. The closest thing I could think of was a Rutherglen Muscat. How do I get hold of this??

Plovmand (8685)
- Grindsted, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2010
Entered as my rating 2700. Thanks Pinball for sharing. It pours hazzy reddish brown with a small off white head. The aroma is light smokey with lots of dark fruit and caramel. The flavour is lots of sweet malt, smoke, dark fruit, barley and caramel. Smooth and complex. Lovely.

joergen (29624) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2010
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange red coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, hops and smoke. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of sherry and smoke. Sweet and waring alcoholic finish.

Pinball (12610) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2010
clear brown, small smooth film head. aroma of sweet barley wine, smoked something, roasted something. flavor is very sweet, malty, honey, smoked notes, flavor is almost between mead and barley wine... and then smoked.. pretty strange.

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