marcus (6022) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 6, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours reddish brown with no head at all and a vinous oaky aroma. There is a sweet fruity flavor with vanilla and a warming alcohol trail. This is a very delicous sherry-like brew.
bhensonb (10359) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 6, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share by Marcus. Pours dark amber with no head. Aroma is sweet, vinous and a bit of oak. Full bodied. Flavor is like drinking booze - in a thick sweet way. Tho it’s malty sweet, it’s still vinous. It’s mouthsmacking, warming and a touch smokey. A treat.
Bullit (3857) - Burgos, SPAIN - JAN 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled @ tasting cgarvieuk. Amber colour, no head. Aroma of caramel malts, brown sugar, sherry. Flavour is very sweet malts and spices, similar to muscatel wine, brown sugar. This makes an excellent dessert drink.
Blairgus (2418) - California, USA - FEB 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2011 7 May 2011, bottle at one of cgarvieuk’s legendary tastings. light amber, clear and looks syrupy. slightly sherry but a very sweet sherry and not very nutty. med/full body and very syrupy. gorgeous. sweet, sugary. sherry. amazing!
original rating = 7, 3, 7, 4, 13 = 3.4)
amber colour, clear w/ no bubbles
wow! like a nutty barley wine, almost some sherry influence on the nose.
full body, like syrup. really coats your mouth.
very rich! tastes like a sweet sherry.
like an after dinner dram of whisky (at least, that’s how i could drink this!)
great but not for all the time.
GonZoBeeR (2825) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance:Dark amber,no head...
Zarin (202) - ITALY - JAN 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A not bad barley wine even watery and badly balanced. Unlucky bottle? Who knows.
jtclockwork (7127) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2010 Bottle. Pours caramel brown. Nose of toffee, honey, buttered bread, tea leaves, oak and dark fruits. Taste is honey and toffee which gives way to light tea body, dark fruits and warming alcohol, which is followed by a long raw sweet honey finish.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml Bottle: Complex, very sweet aroma of bread crust, malt, light dark ripe fruit, raisins, honey, figs, plums, slight wood, and light tobacco. Poured brown/magenta in color with no head. Opaque. Not sparkling. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of honey, malt, raisins, figs, plums, slight wood, slight tobacco, and a hint of alcohol. Full body. Oily, slick, smooth texture. Soft carbonation. Honey, malt, raisin, fig, plum, finish. 13.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
BeerCast_Rich (1841) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
[50cl bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk] Thin, viscous browny-red pour. Big alcohol aroma reminiscent of grain whisky or sake. Cognac on the palate, with a raisiny flavour as well - cloyingly sweet however - aftertaste of marzipan and demerera sugar. A strange one, no question 
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a hazy reddish amber with hardly any head. Lovely caramel aroma combined with overripe fruits. Very solid body, close to flat, oxidized caramel, overripe fruit and a warming alcohol finish. Lovely if not entirely as complex as the Golden. 230211