Xyauyù Kentucky
Birra Baladin

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Barleywine - English
ABV:
14%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 7.04%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
9
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Birra Baladin
 
Italy
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Bruno74200 from France

4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Barley wine aged on Kentucky tobacco then aged in Kentucky whiskey barrels.
2014 vintage enjoyed in february 2020

Viscous and still pour for this 14% ABV barley wine.
I wasn't expecting much from the tobacco but actually it was there all along, but so finely balanced it was divine.
The mouthfeel is thick and completely uncarbonated. The taste is complex with the tobacco, some barrel notes, a bit of leather and toffee, quite complex but always balanced.

A great beer to share.

Feb 26, 2020
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2014 Vintage. Slightly hazy reddish brown color, no foam. Aroma has liquorice, molasses, cacao, walnut liquor and wood notes. Taste is woody with smoked plums, spicy liquor, walnut skin and light earthy bitterness on the finish.

Dec 07, 2018
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Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a murky brown color ale with a light bubbly head with limited retention and no lacing. Aroma of caramelized malt with super nice barrel-aged notes of bourbon, light vanilla and some woody notes. Taste is a wonderful mix of caramelized malt with light dry raisins notes, some woody notes, some vanilla and bourbon notes are also apparent. Body is about average with limited carbonation and surprisingly very little apparent alcohol notes. Great work by Baladin with loads of complexities while retaining some very good drinkability.

May 09, 2018
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jrenihan from Canada (ON)

3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Given the beer, there is of course no head. The nose is very port-like, with red grape and prune, accompanied by a distinctly non-fruity scent, which I assume is the tobacco.
Flavour is similar, with the port flavour taking a back seat to a slightly harsh, slightly bitter flavour. That side of the beer is a bit distracting and I would prefer it was dialed back. Mouthfeel is heavy and sticky.

Jun 13, 2017
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DispyDnb from England

3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottles shared at home. Basically a marsala with some hints of beer, nothing more nothing less. Mogany deep red-ish color, no head. Smell is sweet, deep and oaky. Taste is straight marsala to me, little bitterness thst tells you "hey i'm a beer". No carbonarion, oily liquor feel.
Shared it with at least 3 peaople, this is an extreme beer and maybe a must try.

Dec 26, 2016
Xyauyù Kentucky from Birra Baladin
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 9 ratings