fonefan (29292) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy matt medium to dark red brown colour with a small, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, chocolate, wood, bourbon, laber larver (candy), moderate hoppy, light alcohol. Flavour is Â´heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, sweet caramel, bourbon, laber larber, coconut. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. 
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled@chriso (thanks forgetfu). Amber colour, mediumsized small beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, some hops, alcohol and riped fruits. Flavour is ripe fruits, toffee, vanilla, hops, alcohol and some nice fudge sweetness. Lovely balance.
Ratman197 (7628) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a cloudy reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of whiskey, vanilla, toffee, carmel, oak and dried fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of whiskey, toffee, carmel, vanilla, dried fruit and light oak with a smooth warming lingering toffee finish.
BMan1113VR (7380) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 200 and something thanks to billshmeinke. Pours with a deep brown hued body with red highlights, decently large tan head that lasts. Aromas of bourbon, soil, earth, marzipan, caramel, vanilla, dark fruits and wood. Flavors of marzipan, toffee, barrel, vanillin, bread, caramel, oak, creme brulee, dark fruits, ester, caramel and bourbon. Thick bodied with medium alcohol, somewhat sticky sweet, lighter carbonation. Last beer of my backlog!
gnoff (6320) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at Rackhouse Pub, Denver CO, on October 10, 2012, during the event Colorado Rare Beer Tasting
Clear dark copper color, very small head. Sweet, raisin, cinnamon scent. Raisin, sweet, alcohol taste. Vanilla aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness. Warming alcohol.
adnielsen (6208) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2012 Bottle shared with Steve and co. Amber orangish appearance with an off white head. Pretty rich toffee, caramel, toffee, vanilla, whiskey aroma that’s very delicious. Rich caramel malty, toffee, Stranahan’s whiskey, vanilla, oaky, delicious, dessert-like flavor. Fairly low carbonation. Great beer!
thirdeye11 (5001) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(22oz bomber) clear medium amber, lasting fine tan bubbles. Nose of vanilla, dark fruit, caramel, slight rich barrel influence, sweet, complex, awesome. Taste of vanilla, dark fruit, sweet malt, caramel, creamy, delicious rich and complex barley wine. Touches of light brown sugar too.
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - AUG 5, 2012
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear caramel color with fleeting foam. Spicy pit fruit, vanilla, caramel aromas. Medium body with soft co2. Massive boozy bourbon, alcohol, pit fruit, caramel flavors--too boozy
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of kkrez. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.
Pours a medium brown color with a good off-white head and a nice bit of a tan collar. The nose carries some pretty good bourbon with some caramel in the background. Flavor carries a nice bit of bourbon and oak with caramel there as well. Not too many characters but a great combination. Quite well done, but not an amazing bourbon barrel barleywine, though that includes the best of the best.
deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Sean, thanks! Pours a hazy deep amber with a yellowish white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has notes of sweet grains with a bit of cardboard, caramel and a decent amount of caramel. Flavor starts with a good amount of sweetness from grains and cookies with backing caramel and toffee as well as barrel.