Tide (7545) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2020
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2020 Bottle from a friend. Light brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with dried fruits, toffee, oak, bourbon, a bit of alcohol, nuts and resin. Bitter finish with dried fruits, toffee, oak, resin, a bit of alcohol and nuts. Excellent barley wine. VastActiv (11432) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2020
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2020 Sample at Tide's Residence, Helsinki. Vintage 2017. Color is cloudy brown with very small head. Aromas and flavours: Raisins, some nuts & toffee, some ripe fruits and malts. Pretty dry. Good!
tiong (11690) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2020
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2020 2017 vintage bottle. Stingy, slightly woody and bourbony with some oak, toffee, syrup, caramel and malts. Pretty good. DroolYeast (2563) - VIBY J, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2019 Bottle from 2017, money share. Aroma is bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel, light port. Brown with off-white head. Taste is light bitter, bourbon, moderate sweet, vanilla, caramel. Full body, oily feel and light bitter finish with bourbon. Klimaet (3664) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2019 Bottle shared. Pours dark brown with a brown head. Notes of hops, caramel, vanilla, dark fruits, oaky
cbfobes (2938) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2019
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2019 I don’t rate anymore but figured this one was worth the time. Had at GTMW 2019 with absolutely nobody waiting for the yapped time release, crazy. Dark murky brown pour with a thin brown head and some lacing on the glass, the aroma has a strong sweet molasses like front with the barrel coming through as well. The flavor of the barrel is subtle but absolutely there, cherry and caramel mixed in with molasses. Tasty stuff.
PhillyCraft (11363) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2019 Backlog, pours a dark brown color with a frothy head. Notes are brown sugar, wood, toffee, vanilla beans, dark fruit, cherries, and raisins. Ultra rich and warming in the body. Really nice example of a BA Barleywine. I would say the alcohol is well hidden. hallinghansen (4752) - Odense SV, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2019 Bottle at MrOrlas great BW is life tasting. Deep amber body with a small white head. Dark fruits, hops, bourbon, fruity, caramel, oak, wood. MrOrla (4902) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2019 Bottle. Pours muddy brown with almost no head. Aroma of deep toffee, slight dried fruits, quite alot of wood - oak, bourbon, quite hoppy. Deep toffee, dried fruits, woody. Good stuff. Christian (15661) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2019 Bottle @ Mr Orla Going Barley, Ratebeer Odense. Hazy amber with a lasting off-white head. Malty aroma of toffee and biscuit with orange and peach. Sweet fruity and malty flavour with a hoppy, mild bitter finish.