tfratzke (61) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hint of caramel and sherry aroma. Little to no light tan head. Beautiful copper/orange color. Taste is sweet toffee caramel on the front with a nice bitter finish. Some warming booziness and man this is fantastic. Well done.
portableparty (1979) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a copper color with a thin khaki head that leaves nothing. Aroma has soft dark fruit alcohol and tobacco. Taste is bitter alcohol burnt caramel tobacco soft dark fruit. Palate is full slick sticky and warming. Solid barley wine that is a definite sipper.
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Super nice reddish color, nice head and lacing.   Bit of a yeasty and doughy alcoholic nose.   A little malty, but the dough/yeast is heavy and alcoholic.   Whoa, a bit green on the tongue.   Not a real hopped up example, certainly malty, but moreso that alcoholic doughy character.   Its pretty hot going down, and certainly lets you know its a high ABV drink.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Hot finish, very simple, just that strong doughy character, very acrid at times too.   A bit simple, but also a bit too much at times.   Glad I shared the bottle!   Thanks Bob!
jmagnus87 (2815) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at a buddies house. From notes. Loads of toffee and caramel. Slightly bitter finish.
bookman10 (688) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper-brown, with very little by way of head. Aroma is very fruity/boozy. Flavor is quite fruity, too, with some plum/prune in there, and toffee, caramel, along with a pretty noticeable booze quotient. Not sure barleywine is really my style, but as they go, this is a well-made one.
arminjewell (7038) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark reddish brown pour with slightly off white head, aroma brought big notes of dark fruit, caramel, toffee, nice spice in there, hints of grain into some grass, pine, slight vanilla note comes through. Taste is a mix of dark caramel, toffee, biscuit, hints of dark fruit, orange, slight vanilla, finishing with some spice, earth, dry.
TheHOFF43 (1760) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark copper with quickly disappating head. Dark fruits and caramel on the nose, somewhat boozy but solid.
ElGaucho (2264) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at grumpy’s NE. Boozy nose. Oh my god hot initial mouthfeel. I believe I could breathe fire off a lighter. Really string but really nice, sweet, rich brew. This is a truly special barley wine.
ryanfolty (1946) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
January 25, 2014 - bottle from AV3. Brown pour with some head. Malt, caramel and alcohol in the aroma. Taste was consistent with aroma, but also had a mild dry bitter finish.
wilnatp (630) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pour is clear amber. English style barley wine. Notes of caramel and toffee on nose. Taste starts sweet and finishes with a slightly bitter bite.