Smaskifa (135) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours small white head, but disappears quickly. Appealing rustique colour. Aroma of caramel and alcohol. Very high alcohol level. Tastes very sweet, caramel and brown sugar. Not very bitter. Quite powerful but balanced taste of alcohol. Low carbonation. Round palate, tasteful.
oh6gdx (21383) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (thanks mjs!). Hazy nutbrown colour, small beige head. Aroma is toffee, raisins, some mild nnotes of alcohol as well. Sticky sweet. Flavour is toffee, caramel, alcohol and some raisins. A bit too sweet to be really good.
BeerCast_Rich (1902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[500ml bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk] Opaque reddish brown pour, thin lacing only around the edge of the glass. Positively crunching nose of rich, syrupy figs and raisins, booze and spices. Rich and boozy on the palate, with caramel and toffee giving way to a strong alcohol finish. Good, almost meaty barley wine 
Bullit (4029) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled @ tasting cgarvieuk, courtesy of Craig. Orange colour, off-white head. Nose of caramel malts, candy sugar a bit spicy. Flavour is malty, sugar and a bit fruity. Nice.
Blairgus (2869) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
7 May 2011, bottle at one of cgarvieuk’s legendary tastings. dark, nutty colour, clear, no bubbles. gorgeous nose! huge alcohol, huge alcoholic raisins. lots of vanilla and bourbon flavours. great! full body and syrupy. like a bourbon aged ale. vanilla, alcohol, bourbon, syrup. great!
cgarvieuk (15659) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... copper ... thin white thin head ... sweet toffee ... almost sherry nose ... juicy sweet toffee malts ... big rich and big toffeee ... again sherry... some coconut bourbon .. which is oddd bt its there
TBone (13273) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 500ml (BB 05/2014)
Deep amber color, small beige head. Strong ryeish, caramelly aroma. Full-bodied. Caramelly, licorice, raisins, portwine, loads of alcohol. Soft palate. Quite alcoholic. Needs lots of time.
mjs (4935) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.5 l - BBE 12.05.14, courtesy of Rune, thanks) The beer poured reddish brown and hazy. Its head was small and white. Aroma had malts, alcohol, sweetness and plum soup. Palate was full bodied, warming and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were lot of malts malts, mildly alcohol, hops, raisin, vineousness and mildly bitterness. Too alcoholic and perhaps too young. I hope to have a chance to try an aged sample at some point.
jikvig (269) - NORWAY - FEB 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quick review; Unclear with a big foam. Sweet fruityness, raisins, plums. Rich mouthfeel, sweet and very fruity (not very dried). Present alcohol, almost to much, but it´s okey. Medium bitternes
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2012 500ml bottle, Daglighallen, Trondheim. Served in cognac-glass. Smells of green apples. Decent+ barleywine. Nice warmth from the alcohol.