Baladin Xyauyu Oro 2014
An incredibly rare, fascinating and delicious beer from Italian brewer Birra Baladin. Aged open to the air, this beer is intentionally oxidized and aged for over 2.5 years to get a beautiful candied fruit and port like balance, and at 14% abv can best be categorized as a barleywine. This current release was brewed in 2013 and is about a complex beer as we have tasted. They are still, which is a byproduct of the oxidation and bottling process, giving these beers a weight that adds to the malt complexity. Immensely ageable, we were only allocated six bottles.