dreamflower (568) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2009 bottle shared with northropfrye. Bready aroma. Flavour of oak and berries, rich sweet and unlike anything I’ve had before but I definitely would like to have again. I really liked it.
northropfrye (2166) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 bottle. Murky brownish, not so attractive, colour. Nice intense aroma of bread, wine, dried fruit, prunes, kind of a cereal quality. Taste is also an intense sweet malty grainy goodness. Maybe a touch too sweet for me, but overall very tasty. Faintly boozy, but high abv is quite well masked. A bit of a vinous quality. Nice coating, and fairly lively palate considering it’s a barley wine. Great stuff.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with Vila, Guinn, Johnson, Bergstrom. Slightly hazy honey with just a little fine skim of white foam. Almond sweet nose, pollen, toffee, green grass. Heavy sugar sweetness, but so soft and delicate. A nectar to be drunk drop by drop. Refined. Powerful. Happy to have friends to split a bottle with: would be way too much for one. Thanks for sharing Vila!
freeofthoughts (647) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2005 bottle pours a layered multi color pale to reddish brown with almost no carbonation. Sweet aroma of sherry and grains. Very smooth rich flavors of sweet malt wood sherry with lasting dark fruits. This is by far my favorite JW Lee’s harvest, aging served it well.
after4ever (6093) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330. Pours a murky dark amber with garnet overtones. Thin tan rim around the edge. Big sweet sherry nose, like condensed fruity vinous jammy pudding. Sticky thick body, soft carb. Caramel, toffee, and jammy sweet strawberry mid palate. Long sticky sweet finish.
maekchu (1986) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 vintage. Fruity aroma, prunes, and some cask oxidation (which apparently is a feature of sherry). Slightly muddy brown, flat. Really really sweet; sherry character is more fully realized in mid palate; final is silky smooth and the sweetness diminishes very slowly. Medium-heavy body. This one is a seriously sweet dessert beer. A stroll through Candyland.
Mora2000 (5569) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank in August 2012 alongside each of the other four variants.
The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of maple and brown sugar with not too much else. The flavor has some strong sherry notes, as well as some brown sugar and leather. I also get some vanilla some cream notes. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.
ryanfolty (1833) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
December 24, 2012 bottle from Blue Max. Light brown pour with some head and quite a bit of sediment. Caramel, dark fruit, nutty and little bit of wood in the aroma. Little bit more sweet than the regular version though not as much as the port. Sweet and roasted nut in the finish. Super smooth and medium to thick bodied (slightly thicker than regular). 2008 vintage.
Minderbinder (1716) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 275ml 
Pours brown/amber with almost no head (white). Aroma is of sligth miracle whip, weird lettuce, malt, wood, sherry. Taste is of bread, sherry, extreme wood, malt, english hops. Sligth cardboard. Palate: medium body. Overall: lots of residual sugars. Not impressive, I was expecting something way better than this. I guess I dont like Sherry.
BeerGolem (663) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Arôme de sherry, d’orge et de fumée. On ajoute de l’alcool et du houblon au goût. Composition inhabituelle pour un Barley wine. Pas mauvais, pas génial.