I grabbed this bottle in Poland. it was pricey but way less than we’d pay in the states. These super oxidized Barleywines from Italy continue to blow me away. Unfortunately, this one was a dud.
A – Very dark burnt orange, completely flat no head or fizz at all.
S – Nose is a small ashiness, a lot of burnt sugar, candy sugar and fig and raisin. Loaded with dark fruit. Unfortunately the nose is far more faint than I expected, I get oak obviously, no wine tannins or grapes. Sweet and syrupy.
T – This is very sweet, I get sweet orange peel, some savory candies, yeah lots of orange and an oaky finish
M – Oily, not viscous or thick, pretty basic taste especially compared to other Bwines from this brewery.
O – Well this beer is pretty good but for the price, I wouldn’t go after it again. Much to sweet.
While it didn’t blow me away the other bottle I bought in Chicago did. “Baladin Xyauyu Birra Da Divano Riserva Teo Musso 2008” (not pictured) was fantastic and I thought I’d share the notes below as a bottle that is for sure worth picking up.