bhensonb (11489) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. 14% Pours dark ruddy copper with a beige smear for head. Nose tingling aroma. Seems to be a mix of roast malt, citrus and treacle. Full bodied. There’s a little heat. Not much. Flavor is brown sugar with some slightly dark fruit - tho maybe that’s a citrus treacle combo. It is very tasty, and finishes thick and mildly sweet. Very warming!
Rerate/rethink in 60 secs. It’s really a pretty hoppy finish. More so than many barley wines. Gets tastier as it warms.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at Brouwer’s. Ruby/amber/orange, beige head. Aroma is mostly hop forward but still has a lot of dark fruit and toffee sweetness. Taste of pine bitterness, lots of citrus, solid malt sweetness but this seems like more of a really malty DIPA, not to say that’s a bad thing however.
trevor211 (1338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brouwer’s Hard Liver ’12. 2011 vintage. Pours a transparent red. Fruity, with some caramel on the nose. A very strong rosemary/sage note in the flavor -- extremely herbal for a barley wine. Some fruit and nuts, but very a very strong hop contingent in this one. Glad I had a taste at a festival -- this one is *far* overpriced in the stores.
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting - Ulfborg ].
[ Courtesy of fiulijn ]. [ Vintage 2011 ]. ABV: 11.8%. Clear medium to dark red amber colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, orange - citrus, riped fruit, dried fruit. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, caramel, dried fruit, hops, alcohol warm. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. 
Koelschtrinker (11037) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Süß-herber, recht süffiger Beginn. Trocken, süß holzige Noten, komplex, etwas zu süß. Langer intensiver Abgang, herb, süß, hefig. Gut! 12/11/11/12/12/12
MiP (13773) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 11.8%. Good caramel aroma. Hazy dark red brown colour. Very small white head. The flavour is quite alcoholic. Has a good caramel flavour, from the hops, I guess. Too alcoholic.
chrisv10 (11371) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toffee, grapefruit, hops and a little citrus. Flavour is malt, caramel, toffee, hops, pine, little sugar and bitter.
yngwie (14008) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 65cl, 11.8%, vintage 2011. A small, dense, light beige head forms over a more or less clear, glowing reddish body. The aroma has a nice citrusy hoppyness, as well as caramel maltyness and dried fruits. Sugary, lighlty piney and with a touch of alcohol. The flavor is a bit on the sweet side I think, but on the other hand there’s enough hops to deal with it. Resiny, bitter and citrusy. Warming and full-bodied. Lasting finish with alcohol, sweetness and a solid dose of hops. 120218
Dedollewaitor (14103) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Fastelavnssmagning 2012, Ulfborg. 2011 Edition. Pours ruby amber with a small bubbly white head. Nose is citrussy hoppy and fresh. Flavor is thick and cloyingly sweet. Lots of candy. Warmth from alcohol.
Rasmus40 (11728) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear reddish amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 180212