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Xyauyù Etichetta Rame (Copper) - Birrificio Le Baladin

Xyauyù Etichetta Rame (Copper)Xyauyù Etichetta Rame (Copper)

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95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.65%


Brewed by:
Birrificio Le Baladin visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-26-2006)
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

09-12-2012 04:47:59 | More by DCon
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2005 vintage served in a Firestone Walker mini snifter. Thanks to sweenzander for the share.

A: Pours a ruby and brownish color mix with no head forming on the pour. A few wisps are present, but overall it's very still. Reminiscent of Utopias.

S: Boozy and hot, but there is a nice caramel-like sweetness to cool it down a bit. Some notes of plum and dark chocolate with a raisin as well.

T: Sherry like oxidation. Dark cherry with some boozy notes. Raisin with a burnt sugar bitterness.

M: Flat and smooth with a medium body leaning towards the heavier side.

O: A nice sipper, like a Utopias-lite, but not as complex. I definitely wouldn't drop the coin on this version so I'm glad I could get a share.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

500 mL bottle poured into a tumbler. 2004 bottle.

Appearance - Ruby body. No head. A few floaties. Sugars cling to the glass.

Smell - Very fruity. Raisins and dark fruits. Caramel and booze.

Taste - Well it's sugary. Very fruity again. Brighter fruit, although raisins persist. Caramel and brown sugar all the way through. Boozy with the slightest sherry component.

Mouthfeel - Heavy. No carbonation. Sweet and boozy, a definite sipper.

Overall - Incredible flavors. Great fruit component to the brown sugar. It's just flat and heavy.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2004)

Thanks for opening this with me, SubpoenaDeuces!

(Aged for 9+ years)

Still, clear, dark ruby, dark amber, and cherry wood in color. Leaves the glass only oily, if that, on the way down. Unexciting, but rich in appearance and appealing. A pretty color and an obviously strong concoction.

Lots of burnt sugar caramels, sherry notes, dark fruits, and a hint of honey and chocolate sweetness. Wood character as well. This is reminiscent of a sherry or a tawny port, in a lot of ways. Some oxidation aroma as well. Very nice as it all comes together.

The flavor, like the aroma, is quite sweet, but wonderfully complex. Tons of dark fruits (grape skin), toffees, burnt caramel candies, and chocolate-covered raisin combine extraordinarily well. The alcohol is remarkably well hidden, though I could feel this one coming on strong. Fantastic. Delicious and complex, though so much like a liquor in many ways, it's tough to drink a full glass of this--that is not a criticism.

Oily, moderate bodied. No carbonation. Slick. Appropriate. Very nice.

I loved this one.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown in color. flat. no head. no lacing. Aroma is a mix of nuts, barrel, and caramel. taste is nothing like a barleywine. this is very sweet, almost port or sherry like. Mildly grapy, sweet, raisin, and very sweet molasses. On the thicker side of medium, but I think this is mosttly becuase of the lack of carbonation.
This would make a fine port, but as a beer, its lackluster.

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TMoney2591

Illinois

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a shaker pint glass.

2005 vintage. Based on some high praise I've seen this beer garner, I had to give it a try, especially considering I had the disposable income necessary for an investment in a bottle. Let's do this, my first beer in 2013: It pours a brackish amber topped by a half-finger of tan foam. The nose comprises biscuit, honey, light and mild booze, and a vague sense of sweet fruits not unlike a sauternes or sherry. The taste brings in more of the same, with the sweetness really taking hold, and some cardboard-y hints of oxidation poking through every now and again. Things are slightly messy, muddled. The body is a stoic medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, I can see the allure of this beer to many, but it wasn't entirely my cup of tea. The sweet and oxidative notes are generally pleasant, but when mixed they don't cooperate, nor do they do so with any of the other components. Still, I'm glad to have tried this stuff, and I even hope to try the Silver and Gold editions some time in the future.

Serving type: bottle

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Dope

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2004 vintage, 13% ABV.

A: Pours a dark, menacing reddish amber. Fairly syrupy. Completely still as this one is uncarbonated. Obviously no head or lacing. I didn't want to mark it down for poor appearance since this is an intentional feature of the beer. Figured a 4 was reasonable.

S: Very sweet. Loaded with caramel and dark fruits. Cherries mainly it seems. Touch of molasses. Kinda smells like sherry sometimes. Not as boozy as I would expect, only slightly. I guess oxidation and aging has mellowed it.

T: Wow, this is very interesting. It is very sweet and syrupy. Up front there is a wonderful caramel and brown sugar combination with dark fruits mixed in. Cherries and grapes mainly it seems. Raisin too. They're sort of indistinct fruit flavors, just heavy sweet dark fruits that meld together to form a singular flavor. No real indication of alcohol at all which is shocking. Aftertaste is long lingering sweet dark fruits (have I said that enough yet?). Mouth-coating effect adds to the long aftertaste. No sign of oxidation really, at least from a cardboard standpoint. A touch like sherry but honestly it only improves the beer (I guess that's the point). Very mellow in general with well integrated flavors.

M: Mouthfeel is syrupy, thick and heavy. Coats the mouth like syrup. Similar to a JW Lees...but with no carbonation. Must be sipped. Like drinking slightly watered down maple syrup. Emphasis on SLIGHTLY watered down. Having said that, it is super smooth, no alcohol bite and not cloying despite the heavy sweetness. Somehow - not sure how they did that. For a flat beer this is outstanding.

O: Well, I'm glad I dropped the coin on this one. No beer, wine or spirit even comes close to be able to compare. It is super thick and sweet but not cloying and in fact is quite wonderful (take note, JW Lees). I can't even describe why it's good. No big west-coast style hops to jump out at you or delicious adjuncts like vanilla beans to add to the flavor. It's just sweet and fruity and it just plain works, that's all I can say. Dessert beer for sure due to the sweetness and lack of carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 04:53:57 | More by Dope
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SLeffler27

New York

4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Xyauyu' pours syrupy with a dark copper hue and garnet highlights. There is no head whatsoever, and the viscosity leaves long, thick legs on the Arrogant Bastard snifter.

The aroma includes caramel, crème sherry, dates, figs, and honey all up front and center.

The sweetness of this beer is exquisite, with ample dark fruit flavors that follow the nose. Nut flavors come out with some bitterness. Meanwhile sherry and honey maintain a consistent theme. The finish is light and quick. Warmth brings out a progression of the above flavors, each more pronounced than initially encountered. Vanilla and oak are found late.

There is a hint of carbonation in this dense, super smooth, syrupy beer. The alcohol is high and expected, but not hot. Residual sugars are left on one’s lips.

This is undoubtedly a sipping beer. It has the nuances that first turned me on to Barleywine. One can enjoy this equally well while reading, during contemplation, for dessert or as a digestive. This would even work well for a romantic evening.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 21:09:25 | More by SLeffler27
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Xyauyù Etichetta Rame (Copper) from Birrificio Le Baladin
95 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.