fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 187ml. @ home.
[ Trade by fiulijn ]. [ Bottle # 581/1100 ]. Clear medium to dark red amber colour with a small, fizzy to frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, malt, licorice - laberlarver, light wood - oxidide, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Not complex or deep but good balance and wasy to drink. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. 
yespr (28663) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
18.7 cL bottle, #579, courtesy of fiulijn. Pours clear and golden orange to brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and caramelish. Sweet dense malty and caramelish. Light cheesy note. Lingering caramelish and sweet yet dark toffee malty finish.
Ungstrup (27687) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A dark amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of mlat, caramel, and bread. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, bread, and alcohol, leading to a dry, bitter, and alcoholic finish. Thanks fiulijn for sharing.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 18,7 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Bottle # 579/1100. Pours a clear, nutty brown with an off-white head. Nutty aroma, overripe fruit and booze. Solid body, lots of overripe fruit, molasses and nuts. Heavy alcohol in the finish, but smooth, warming and pleasant. 180611
omhper (18350) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, thanks fiulijn! Cloudy reddish brown, no head. FLoral hops over mature caramel. Mid sweet with full body where cushiony caramelly malt provides depth and a soft, yet firm foundation for grapefruity floral hops to build on. Long, really bitter finish. Relaxed and pleasant. A big, nicely balanced warming barley wine.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - MAR 29, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2012
2012-12-28, draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, vintage 2012, 6-4-8-4-16=38
Dark brown color, with small creamy head, but wrongly served in a tall tumbler. In such glass the aroma doesn’t come out easily, there is some roasted malt and roasted nuts. Full bodied, with moderate carbonation; the main flavor is given by the caramel, with some dark caramel, and mild roasted nuts; it has a moderate sweetness, with some better maltiness coming in, and more nuts; quite high bitterness level.
Very good, and definitively better than last year’s draft samples.
2012-12-24, bottle from Firefly, Vancouver, vintage 2012, 7-5-8-5-16=41
Beautiful color, dark amber to brown, bright, with medium sized creamy and persistent head. The aroma takes a moment to develop; there is some dark caramel, dry wood, a hint of aniseed and celery. Good body strength; the mouthfeel is round; the flavor of malt, caramel and darker caramel is very good, with strong bitterness, moderate but evident hop resins, and a light nutty touch in the end. A beer with strong flavor and yet an excellent balance.
Very good, better than last year, ready to drink, and probably not really necessary to cellar.
It’s a bit too expensive.
2012-01-21, draught at St. Augustine, Vancouver, vintage 2011, 6-4-7-3-12=32
Dark mahogany color; small creamy head. Anonymous aroma, some nuts and caramel. The body is lighter than expected; caramel flavor, with some chocolate; correct bitterness, with roasted nuts and roasted malts in the final; there is some alcohol warmth, but not too evident. Indeed, not exciting.
2012-01-14, bottle from Liberty Wine on 10th, vintage 2011, 7-5-8-4-15=39
Beautiful dark mahogany color, with creamy head, but short retention. Aroma of nutty caramel, hint of grains and chestnut honey. The mouthfeel is smooth, the body structure is average, more was expected; very good dark caramel flavor, malt, with roasted nuts; quite strong bitterness. Elegant, balanced; more English style than American.
2011-01-11, draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, 7-4-7-3-13=34
Red, dark amber color, with small creamy head. Caramel aroma, with some fudge, maybe buttery, and some cereals. Good body strength, with caramel flavor, some sweetness; there is maybe some butter and phenol; correct bitterness. Imprecise.
2011-03-20, bottle #574 from the brewpub, vintage 2010, 7-5-8-4-16=40
Clean dark amber color with red shades; small creamy head; no sediment in the bottle (filtered). Mild aroma of malt, caramel and toffee. The body is not too strong, but the mouthfeel is well balanced; very good and calibrated caramel and malt flavor, with a pleasant nutty touch; the sweetness level is not exaggerated, just right to pair well with the quite high bitterness and the alcohol warmth. Long final.
Overall, a beer appreciated mostly for it’s great balance.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught, Alibi Room. Reddish-amber. Thin head. The aroma is mostly diacetyl, actually. The palate is sweet, bland and light caramel and still some diacetyl. In a fresh barley wine...are you serious?
Travlr (9865) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Who knew that searching for "woolly" would bring up so many beers? Who knew that woolly had so many L’s? Bottle courtesynof BelgBeerGeek, thanks! Cloudy amber color, small off white head. Aroma of toffee and caramel. Taste is sweet toffee and butterscotch.
bhensonb (9837) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Malt & Vine. December 2012 version. Pours clear, dark and ruddy. 3 finger creamy beige head. Aromas of fruit and wood. Near full bodied. Flavor is mixed. Wood, herb and brown sugar come to mind. It’s far from the icky sticky standard. It almost drinks like a regular beer. At 11% that’s deadly! It leaves tasty aspects along the tongue sides. Mouth smacking is a decent description. There’s not even a hint of heat. Something reminds me of the vanilla in AV Solstice beers, but not so overwhelming for sure. This is exceedingly good ale.
Bov (8829) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of fiulijn; 2010 vintage - cloudy brown beer with no head retention; strong aroma of bread, toffe and alcohol; some overmatured fruits too; full-bodied yet not too thick; some bitterness and a long malty finish with notes of molasses, caramel and cheese with warming alcohol notes as well - decently complex and very enjoyable