fonefan (39785) - 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. 
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 fl oz bottle, thanks to the US ticker brigade at Borefts :). Pours clear and golden brown with a small tan head. Aroma is smoothmalty, caramelish and wooden to vanilla bourbon. Smooth malty, caramelish and bourbon vanilla. Mellow, roasted, caramelish and toffee with vanilla. Lingering smooth malt and caramelish.
madmitch76 (18956) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
31st August 2012
THE Barleywine tasting. Thanks very much Bruce for this monster. Slightly haze on this darkish amber beer. Little tan head. Smooth palate, slightly dry. Touch of vanilla and toasted coconut. Lots of smooth bourbon - well integrated. Underneath is a lovely rich toffee malt. Semi dry finish. About what you would expect from a BA Barleywine but somehow superior in every aspect. Very drinkable.
cgarvieuk (18082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle at home ... soft chocolate ,,, soft bourbon roast.. dark chocolate roast nose soft roast ... dark malts .. dark chcocolate .. rick malts ... massive bourbon .. quite boozy ... very sherry .. dark roast ... light alcohol burn .. dark malts .. long coconut...
harrisoni (15647) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to Dave. Dark brown beer. Malty bourbon on aroma . Too hot too boozy. Soy sauce. Way too boozy. Unintelligible malt. Too hot.
yngwie (15605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 22oz, at TFODRBSG 2012. An almost clear one, brown in color and almost without any head. Alcohol, roasted malts, some pleasant hoppyness, a touch of vanilla and a dash of chocolate. Quite chocolatey in the flavor, with vanilla, alcohol, roasted malts and a fine bitterness. Too warm on the palate I think, but it’s pleasant anyway. Full body, sweetish. Some raisins and prunes. Really lasting finish, with the alcohol a bit too obvious. Overall, a really fine beer, but it’s too warming. A sharing beer. 120818
saxo (15074) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Summer Gathering, Ulfborg. Small head with short duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are rich dried fruits, vanilla, bourbon, malt, caramel and alcohol. Nice and warming.
Dedollewaitor (14836) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering Ulfborg, 2012. Pours dark brown with a small off white head. Vinous nose. Toffee, vanilla, oak and caramel. Some dark fruit. Smooth and slick. Full bodied. Rather simple but really delicious and tasty.
Leighton (14703) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at THE Barley Wine Tasting, London, thanks to Bruce. Pours ruby-brown, clear, with a fine tan head. Nose rife with berries, some alcohol, caramel, cranberry. Big sweet flavor though not at all cloying, with candied fruits, big fruit cake, toast, toffee, slight cocoa, some wood, currants. Full bodied with fine carbonation, and faintly vinous. Moderate warmth to finish, lots of rich and toasty sugars, toffee, brown sugar, modest bourbon. Quite smooth, very flavorful, and well balanced. Definitely world-class stuff.
rlgk (14691) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at USA comes to Skövde. Deep amber beer with a small head. Malty aroma, vinous, hazelnuts, raisins, dades, plums, woody, oak, bourbon, caramel, figs, hay, brown sugar, apples, toffee, licorice, warming alcohol. Raisin flavor, dades, figs, brown sugar, nuts, plums, apples, tobacco notes, caramel, licorice, warming alcohol, vanilla, bourbon, oak, hay, brown sugar, toffee, milk chocolate, prune, vinous. Just amazing!