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: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   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
Muggus69 (2723) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2017
2010 vintage 750mL bottle at "Tony's Taphouse" Murky pour - sort of tawny body, little head. Seriously complex nose - rich sticky date pudding, cigar box & smoke, flint, iodine & sulphury peat notes. Near flat, voluptuous body, warming, chewy, tremendous length. Very rich & sweet upfront - more rich caramel, dates, nutty aged rancio, leading to more intense notes of earthy smoke & burnt rubber peat, dries things out a bit with lingering booze. Past its prime, amazing beer.

3.4
harrisoni (19336) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2017
Bottle at Craigs Edinburgh. Clear brown colour no head. peaty aroma. Peaty in mouth. It drys the mead out somewhere. Not as peaty as i feared as the sweetness balances it. Ok.

3.5
Marduk (8401) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2017
500ml bottle (thanks Martin). Dusty chestnut color. No head. Sweet, alcohol, caramel, peat, leather, dusty in aroma. Sweet, peat, honey, roast, heather in taste. Honey, sweet, and peat in aftertaste. Soft fizz. Pleasant. Nice, but so too sweet. Solid brew.

3.6
Juks (1064) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2017
500ml bottle, thanks Martin. Pours clear dark brown colour, no head. Aroma of bread, raisins, lactose. Taste is sweet, barley, raisins, bread. Whiskey in finiah. Sweet aftertaste. Medium + bodied, low carbo. Nice, sweet brew, tasty easy to drink, well done!

3.5
suurjuust (3767) - ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2017
500ml bottle shared by Martin, thanks! Brown beer, no head. Nose is vanilla, smoke, red fruit, alcohol. Flavor is sweet, vanilla and fruit. Finish is boozy and sweet, sugary. Feels syrupy.

3.6
martjoobolut (5122) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2017
Bottle (thanks martin). Pours copper. Aroma is sweet, malt, smoke, shit. Flavor is sweet and bitter, malt, smoke, peat, shit, sugar. Finish is sugar and smoke. Overall: good.

4.5
MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2017
Bottle @ Tasting. Pours a murky brown beer, completely headless. Aroma has lots and lots of smoke, malts, booze, red fruits, ashy barbecue. Flavor is very intense, lots of sweetness, full bodied, Mouthfeel is completely flat without any carbonation. Sticky in the aftertaste, lots of sweetness and just an overall awesome beer!!! The sugary malts and smoke lasts forever in the aftertaste. Great stuff!!

4.2
Jashiu (1404) - Gdañsk, POLAND - AUG 11, 2017
vintage 2011 @Pułapka, Gdańsk
Great thick and sweet mix of peaty Islay aromas and meady honey. Taste is full of toffee and mead plus some peats and surprisingly mushrooms

4.4
lello4ever (1193) - ITALY - AUG 7, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2017 Fume 2010. Il colore un tonaca di frate con riflessi chiari. Schiuma del tutto assente. Al naso estremamente liquorosa, con evidente invecchiatura in botte di whisky a cui si aggiunge una punta affumicata. Al palato avvolgente, corpo pieno e viscoso, vinosa con il Whisky che si nota immediatamente. Prugna, dark fruits, caramello, uva passa, il tutto con una base affumicata molto lieve. Carbonazione nulla. Grande barley wine ma ne ho apprezzato di pi? la versione semplice, forse a causa del whisky che rende la birra piu secca e meno morbida. Voto in pi� per la grandissima bevibilita grazie al 14% del tutto nascosto.

4.5
fkoolen (1336) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2017 Taster 2010 ed. @ Baladin, Bologna. Beautiful dark, reddish chestnut colour, no head, no carbonation. Drinks like a fine, old porto wine with figs, raisins, toffee, vanilla and lots of peated whiskey notes: well balanced, great aftertaste. Huge body, incredibly soft mouthfeel.


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