turbothy (1027) - Bonn, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a very thin layer of foam on top. Warm, honey-like aroma. Taste is malty and warming, but as the beer warms a distinctly bitter hop flavour punches through. Slightly astringent.
mr_h (2083) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask by gravity at Troon Beer Festival (3 Oct 2013) - clear amber brown, lively bubbly head, alcohol, sweet aroma, very sweet, alcohol, oily texture, nice
zimbo (414) - SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Weird light dijon mustard type nose in the bottle but much more sweet and tropically ftuity on the nose.. Reddish orange glow in the glass. Very lowcarb . Sugary sweet like castor sugar. Ridiculously sweet. No balance. Not very good.
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at North Bar. Retrospective, therefore probably a bit vague, rating. Pours a murky brown, small head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, some slightly woody notes, golden syrup and dark jammy fruits. Taste is similar, with a little candied fruits and marzipan as well. Fairly full body, and mostly flat. Perhaps a little oversweet (though perhaps a little more CO2 would’ve lifted it off the palate more), but still very nice indeed.
Hanoi (210) - - JUL 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is brandy, apple, toffee, lots of brown sugar. Really delightful. Taste is toffee apples, spun sugar, touch of brandy slight hoppiness. Notes sticky fruits, vinous notes, slight lactose. Mouthfeel is a touch thin.
Very sweet, but a good addition to the cellar.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
275ml bottle bought at Microbar in Manchester last summer. Shared with Finn. Clear golden coloured body. Low, but lasting, white head. Fragile lacing down the glass. Aroma of dried fruits and herbal hops. Ripe fruity taste added by dusty hops and a bite of marzipan. The ending is on the sweet side of bittersweet fruits. Good drinking in small amounts (Tromsø, 30.04.2013).
downender (5610) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On gravity at Bristol beer festival, 16/3/3013. Deep gold with a slight white head. Extremely sweet and syrupy, with some burning alcohol, candied fruits and a touch of bitterness in the finish. Really not my type of beer.
DruncanVeasey (6604) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2013 Cask handpull, The Furness Railway (JDW), Barrow, Cumbria, 16/02/13. Pretty astonished to see Spoons dispensing beer of this potency: £2.09 a half and halves only. Dark gold with a retreating halo. Nose pure sticky, raisiny old sweet sherry. Outrageous fat sweet sherry flavour with plum, stewed apple, Granny Smiths, thistle, honey and fig flavours. A lovely warming slap in the face/pre-match livener.
stravale (1691) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from M6 Tebay Services 
Golden amber, clear, bubbly white head that dissipates to rim around glass, light lacing
Aroma of fruity sweet caramel malts, honey, sultana, touch of raisin, light vinous, alcohol well hidden, smooth quite complex
Taste - Sweet fruity soft caramel, soft raisin, bit vinous, some sweet fruity sherry, not boozy, sweet fruits,
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, smooth oily texture. Particulary sweet palate. Finish - as main flavour, fruity sweet malts, very smooth, soft alcohol warmth in the linger
Overall - Good easy drinking barley wine, very smooth, alcohol well hidden. Definately a sipper as its very sweet.
wimpyjoe (2265) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Copper coloured with no head. Extremely sweet aroma and taste - more like a sherry or port than an ale.