kryon (1888) - SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy brown low off white head
Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, butterscotch, sweet and dried fruits
Taste has vanilla, bourbon, fudge, butterscotch, dried fruits
Ktwse (2803) - SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy brown copper with low off-white head. Aroma of resin, toffee, butterscotch, grapefruit. Taste is rich caramel and toffee sweet with light burnt finish. Rich, creamy body with soft carbonation.
cgarvieuk (17282) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CBC15... Copper... Thin white lacing... Soft sweet toffee fruit... Light bourbon nose... Dark malts.. Soft sweet toffee malts... Sweet toffee malts
tiong (4733) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen
Pours dark reddish with a small head. Aroma of ripe fruits, caramely malts, toffee, hints of bourbon, wood and vanilla. Taste is smooth, sweet and syrupy with loads of bourbon, wood, vanilla, oak and toffee. Finish is heavy, complex and sweetish with loads of toffee, syrup, caramel and hints of bourbon. Sweet and stuffy BA barley wine.
olio (7517) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar.
Pours brown color with a small head. Sweet caramel aroma with wood and molasses, some toffee and bourbon. Sweet caramel and toffee on the flavor, bourbon and wood. Balanced.
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught ( 12%) @ Mikkeller Bar. Aroma is sweet and heavy with ripe fruits, vanilla and bourbon. Flavour has strong bourbon tones, whisky, oaky notes, ripe fruits and resin. Alcohol is present, warms up but does not disturb. Massive.
SlackerMads (2092) - DENMARK - APR 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg. Murky brown with a small beige head. Nose is dominated by bourbon with some sugary malt and wood. Flavour is also rich on bourbon; vanilla, coconut, white wood. Caramel malt behind it, warming alcohol, dark dried fruits, brown sugar, glue, salty licorice. Soft and filling in the mouth, heavy sweet and moderate bitter without getting sticky, light acidic, light hot alcohol. Long bourbon finish. Not bad.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured murky reddish brown with a beige ring. Aroma of vanilla sweetness, heavy berries. Full body,flavour as the aroma, pretty boozy.
jmgreenuk (5804) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Mikkeller, Victoriagade during CBC week. Poured a clear dark reddish brown with a thin broken light tan head. The aroma is big sweet malt, rich fruit and alcohol. The flavour is moderate sweet with a huge alcohol bitter palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. The alcohol really dominates this beer and burns quite a bit too. The best barley wines control the alcohol and let the flavours come through. This one burns a little too much to be a great.
charule (1580) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2015 Blinded with 5 other BA Barleywines. 3rd place. Poured light hazy amber min to no head. Aroma full of green tea. Light carb med bod. Tastes light drying old hop tea.