akoeninger (653) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Jolly old scratch says it is a black style barlywine. It is a very dark beer. Smell is malt and alcohol. Taste is initially chocolate and ends with a earthy, alcohol, biting flavor.
hayduke (4629) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Strykzone in a trade. Poured reddish brown with a light ant head Nose of of ripe fruit and chocolate. Medium plus body and a smooth creamy mouth feel. Alcohol well hidden. Flavor begins with the cherry and the chocolate kicks in. Somewhat tart in the finish. Quite good.
anders37 (22493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a fruity malty spicy cherry aroma. Fruity spicy nutty cherry flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy cherry finish.
brnandersen (3203) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from 65 cl. bottle. Near black with a lightly tanned head. Sweet aroma with rich, dark malts, cherries, overripe fruits, spices and caramel malts. Taste is sweet. Full body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. A rather rich and sweet beer.
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Very dark reddish brown coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma. Sweetness, ripe fruits, berries, light alcohol, Flavour. Cherries, some spice, sweetness, fruits, Medium to full bodied. Ends sweet and frutiy. A bit cloying. Not really my thing.
Desverger (7715) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from Bottle - dark brown verging black pour with beige head. Sweet malty aroma and taste, caramel, toffee, ok
CloakedDagger (1813) - - NOV 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 65 cl. Pours black with a creamy, light brown head. Very sweet cherry aroma. Very rich body, very heavy cherry notes and then a dry and sulphurous note. The cherries are kinda overpowering. Really weird. 081114
tmoreau (3558) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bomber, poured to snifters showing a ruby highlighted, darkest brown color, with a modest layer of bubbly, brownish tan head foam, and spotty lacing. The nose was roasted, dark chocolate notes, and a touch of sweetness. The taste was similar, tart & sweet, with black cherry notes, medium+ bodied, somewhat hidden alcohol warmth, and hop bitterness that was also hidden, but made an appearance with pleasant dryness toward the finish. Very tasty! I also appreciated the freshness of the esters, rather than the artificial/cough medicine variety of many other similar brews.
wlajwl (5546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is dark malts, fruit and an almost imperial stout quality. The flavor is dark fruit, cherries, malts, very slightly sticky, medium sweetness and a warming alcohol finish. Not what was expecting, this was almost a imperial stout/barley wine hybrid, interesting.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Black, thin frothy beige head, nice lacing.   Black Barley Wine is right!   Strong unsweetened cocoa nose, dark chocolate, dried cherries.   Doesn’t smell very sweet, hoping for more sweetness on the tongue.   Mild sweetness on the tongue, thankfully.   Strong dark chocolate and dried black cherries.   Malty background, low hop, dark chocolate, and dried cherries linger.   Some heat on the exit.   Like Unleashed #1, not as thick as I would have thought for the ABV.   Needs to be a bit thicker, sweeter.   Would certainly trade some of that for less ABV.   Thanks Bob!
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Poured very deep brown with a creamy, well-retained dark tan head. The aroma picked up sweet biscuit, molasses, and chocolate notes with accents of chocolate-covered cherries.. smelled a little on the sugary side, but I can’t say it wasn’t decadent. The flavor found sweet chocolate, vanilla, cream, and molasses at the core, with peppery alcohol and cherry dust laced throughout.. tangy licorice and cherry skins on the long, kind of sharp finish. Medium-heavy bodied with prickly carbonation and sharp, tangy bitterness.. dried out at the end.. transitions didn’t work very well.. very big overall, but it didn’t quite work.