So, two very different drams: The Bere Barley is not as immature as expected but just somewhat simple and bourbon-ish. The Organic Barley comes across like a very shy early-teenager, that is still a little immature but at the brink of getting into puberty...
The Organic is slightly darker (pale gold) than the Bere (pale straw). The Bere shows a few fast legs and late sticky tears while the Organic has many fast legs and small tears that later get bigger and sticky. The nose of the Bere is punchy on a vanilla and honey sweet profile with some strange cheesy notes (bavarian blue brie cheese). The nose of the Organic is very closed and shy and does not really open up on water either. So despite the cheesy notes I like the Bere a little better (everything is better than just nothing, isn't it?).
The Organic is quite closed here too, on some water it offers a spring floral (flowery) and spicy flavours profile. The Bere is sweet bourbon-ish and spicy (peppers). Yes, even this round wins the Bere...
The mouthfeel of the Bere is slightly peppery and (just a little) coating, the Organic warming but not coating at all. Again a slight advantage for the Bere. Nothing much to say about the Bere's finish except "Where is it?". The Organic offers a finish (finally!) of medium length with a minor dryness (ashes). After adding a fair share of water some additional chocolatey flavours pop up. The last round wins the Organic by several points.