MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at Borefts 10am day after hotel tasting.
Excellent amber colour with a really good beige head. Slightly cheesey but all round an excellent barley wine. More sugary than I would normally like but there is no denying itís very tasty. Excellent spicy notes, plenty of chewy caramel malt and a good warming feel all the way through. Good stuff.
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of over ripe fruits, caramel and roasted malt. Taste of raisins, dates, hops and light alcohol. Finish is warming and flavorful. Very nicely done barleywine!
fonefan (32823) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ post Borefts BF 09 hotel tasting
Unclear medium brown amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, berry - dried fruit, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, orange. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcohlic. 
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with Ughsmash - Pours a hazy brown color with a 1/3 finger thick light tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is esters and light chocolate. Flavor is dark esters, doughy malt, and alcohol. The alcohol is really noticeable in this one. Full body. A real sipper. Thanks Jason.
hezron (609) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huge aroma of brown sugar, nuts, cherries, burnt candy, leather and alcohol. Also some yeast esters that remind me of a hint of bubblegum. Very aromatic.
Sparkling amber in color with a thin head that fades.
Sweet and rough are two adjectives I think of to describe the taste. Lots of caramel malt and lots of alcohol, but it is pleasant. There is a bit of distracting papery, leathery oxidation... but this is a pretty old bottle. It was given to me by someone from Michigan at the first Milwaukee YeHaw! gathering at MrFactoís place (2005?). Good times.
Body is full, finish is sweet and warming.
jkwalking05 (3391) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to dukefan. Copper red with a smalloff-white head. Aroma is heavy in toffee with caramel, malt, and vanilla. Taste is of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar.
travita (3651) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to dukefan. The smell is caramel, malts sweet, toffee, and nice. The taste is about the same as the smell. The look is clear, amber colored, beige colored head.
Kevin (2023) - Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. my bottle has "barley wine" instead of old ale on the label, but iím assuming itís the same beer from looking at the brewers website and searching here. a true and honest bastard to open. almost threw the sumbitch against the wall. but once i was into fort knox i could smell the sweet fruit and raisin before i poured this. christ this is smelling hot, and there is more than a little chocolate tthere too. well, the phillies just scored. damnit. sticky sweet at first. takes a few sips to get past that. sure is an ugly looking one, murky dark tea and slurry i like it. . caramel notes are strong, sweet boozey fruit flavors and just a bit of the chocolate in the finish. jesus, jimenez, throw a fucking strike, you donít need another in the fucking dirt.. fuck me running, another run. strawberry poptart flavor(with frosting) is getting more dominant as this warms. had to be a fielding error, single with error advancing runner to 2nd should be how they score that. but the run should count against the pitcher. kind of a minty hop note working the roof of my mouth. a bit of orange marmalade going on this too. wonder how old this is.? love a good run down on the basepaths. hot and sweet from beginning to end.
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SrSilligoose (3089) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 2, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2009 Another Fucking awesome beer from BBB63. First edition. 2003? ***please send me beers so i can send them to Mike*** Notes of raisin, sherry, nose warming booze. This beer is tight. Very smooth. overwealmed. still has more good years on it. Thanks Mike!
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to dukefan. Dark brown hazy pour with soapy head. Aroma is caramel, mild hops, bread, raisins. Flavor is caramel, dark fruits. Syrupy.