Xyauyù Kentucky
Birra Baladin

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From:
Birra Baladin
 
Italy
Style:
English Barleywine
ABV:
14%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 6.35%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
5
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 02, 2022
Added:
Dec 20, 2014
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  3
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Reviewed by Sammy from Canada (ON)

4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This cements the series as among the best barleywines ever produced by acclamation. 2011 version, very fresh tasting. Tabaco has mellowed to where it adds overt but not detracting flavour.
Jan 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.26 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Sep 02, 2021
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Reviewed by Bruno74200 from France

4.66/5  rDev +9.6%
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
 
Rated: 4.36 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Apr 16, 2019
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
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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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
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
 
Rated: 3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Mar 02, 2018
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Reviewed by jrenihan from Canada (ON)

3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
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
 
Rated: 4.35 by liamt07 from Canada (ON)

Apr 26, 2017
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Reviewed by DispyDnb from England

3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
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
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Rated by kscaldef from Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Molasses. Baked apples. Light char.
Jun 07, 2015
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Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 11 ratings