fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ The Danish Summer Gathering, TFODRBSG12, Ulfborg.
Clear medium to dark brown colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, wood, licorice - laber laver, bourbon, dried fruit, vanilla notes. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark berries - fruit, raisin, prune, bourbon, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. 
pushkinwow (2568) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Brown with a creamy mocha ring. Very sweet, burnt brown sugar, lots of caramel and booze, did not find this balanced in terms of aroma - although interesting I wonder if I should have tried it earlier (although I didn’t really have a chance) - still good on the snoof but maybe my expectations had just built up too much. Low to moderate carbonation, full body, very sweet, lots of caramel, more booze, apple notes in a bad way - sorta like an overripe apple juice box left on the radiator - lots of toffee, velvet on the palate but a little syrupy on the finish. Worth trying but not worth paying a ransom for.
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ THE Barley Wine Tasting. Cheers deeblo. Pours deep brown with a tiny tan head. The aroma’s big bouncy caramel, vanilla, boozy wood and bourbon. Some sugar-fortified cherry and plum. THe taste is thick caramel, plenty of spiced fruit cake .Notes of chocolate-covered cherry. Mild booze-soaked wood and accents of vanilla. A shock of cocoa powder on the long finish. Substantial body, viscous. Very smooth for a 13.4% beer. Though lightly boozy, the alcohol’s obscured well. I finished my sample with little trouble. Overall, a great barley wine. Not a revelation for me, but I can see why people like this so much. This was the best barley wine I tried at the tasting. Very good.
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by a friend for my birthday celebration. Clear brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, toffee, vanilla and light chocolate. Caramel and bourbon flavor with toffee and light chocolate before a vanilla and booze finish. Outstanding stuff.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Mike. Thanks! Pours a ruddy brownish color with little head. Aroma is sweet vanilla, barrel, booze, and some grain. Heavy mouthfeel. Tastes like it smells. Its just really sweet. If I had to guess this could be Dark Lords cousin its so sweet. So time should do this beer some good.
JorisPPattyn (9470) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small yellow-rusty head over russet-brown, opaque beer. Very rich nose with brandy, fusels, nutbread, sweet soft cheese, dried fruit as figs. Extremely complex, yet balanced and enticingly inviting. Bitter-sweet-sparkling-viscous. Impossibly good, this is everything apart and perfectly balanced at the same time. Bit of cigarleaf, bit of chocolate, bit of spineach, bit of (blue) cheese, bit of figs, dates, dried plums and apricots, pinch of grapefruit and ginger. Good example of umami as well - the mineral compound upon the sweetness. Lots of alcohol, torrent of fusels - yet clean. Finish with vanilla and young oakwood. Warming gives it a slight metallic tang, though. Rich, velvety-viscous and sparkling at the same time, without having any ’heavy’ impression. All former flavours lingering on. Insane masterpiece. Possibly the best barley wine I’ve ever sampled.
Scopey (12505) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2012 Bottle, thanks to Bruce at THE Barley Wine Tasting, August 2012. It pours cloudy deep brown, with a thin beige film. The nose is toasted coconut, vanilla, caramel, touch of beef gravy, chocolate caramel, bourbon and toffee. The taste is caramel, wood, bourbon, raisin, prune, brown sugar, slight tanginess, medicinal notes, chewy toffee and treacle, with a sweet finish. Full body, slow carbonation and sticky mouth-feel . Hides the alcohol well. Smooth, well balanced and approachable. Cleary stood out as one of the best of the night.
johnnnniee (3789) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by some guy at the campfire.
Pours a deep copper color with a smallish off white head that dissipates quickly. Wow that smells great. Lots of caramel and brown sugar with some dark fruits like plums and cherries, a bit of oak and bourbon mixed with some oak tannins and a nice shot of ethanol. The flavor is what I expected based on the aroma. Sweet malty caramel and brown sugar, mixed with a fair amount of dark fruits, countered with ethanol and oak. Thick body with a warm sweet syrupy mouthfeel and a light level of carbonation. Very nice barleywine I thoroughly enjoyed it, but I can taste a slight hint of hype in it.
illidurit (2284) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Woodshop 7. Pours a brownish copper color with a khaki head. Sweet caramel, chocolate and cappuccino notes with a firm, thick body. Woody with sweet warm bourbon accents, definitely a sweet massive sipper.
jar72404 (426) - USA - AUG 25, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber. Pours brown with thin head. Aroma is bourbon, oak, chocolate, brown sugar and dark fruit. Flavor is the same with a long sweet wooden finish. Fantastic.