Baladin Xyauy Fum (Islay Whisky)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rafax (219) - POLAND - MAR 15, 2017
Vintage 2012 bottle. Dark brown, little bit hazy, no head, completely flat... just doesnt 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 (232) - 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 (3433) - 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 (952) - 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 (25103) - Malm, 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 (2155) - 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. Its 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 its very like wooden one. Amazing beer, really close to perfect one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (6969) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (4558) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marko (5340) - 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 dont rate a beer over 4 often. This deserved it. A beer of a style that I admittedly dont even usually like that much executed nigh-perfectly. Baladin, you rock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Korcz (2409) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 18, 2016
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