Ktwse (5469) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
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 (26015) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Tap at CBC15... Copper... Thin white lacing... Soft sweet toffee fruit... Light bourbon nose... Dark malts.. Soft sweet toffee malts... Sweet toffee malts tiong (7640) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen olio (10552) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2015
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.
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar.laiti (8514) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2015
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.
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 (3523) - DENMARK - APR 28, 2015
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 (4967) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2015
Poured murky reddish brown with a beige ring. Aroma of vanilla sweetness, heavy berries. Full body,flavour as the aroma, pretty boozy. jmgreenuk (10008) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 28, 2015
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 (2298) - New York, New York, USA - APR 11, 2015
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. Art (3220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2015
BA barleywine tasting.
1. Flying Mouflan
2. BA Behemoth
3. Deal with the Devil
4. BA Gratitude
5. BA Numskull
6. Straight Jacket
Reddish brown pour, vanilla and raisin, slight sweetness, light boozy taste. Sweet grainy aftertaste.