JKaranka (57) - Cardiff, - MAR 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks terrible, sort of murky brown. Massive tainted white head, very hard to get rid of. Flavour is alcohol, malts, some roast, fairly bitter. Hard to get a grasp on this one. It’s not a warming, loving barley wine. It’s more a rough and ready alcohol bomb. Just read this has nelson sauvin on it, but I think the character of the hop doesn’t quite come through. The flavour it leaves on your mouth is a long lasting malty finish, with some wine like hints.
Rune (10677) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle stored in my cellar for almost two years. Bought at Alko Kemi in May 2014. Shared at a drinking session with djoeye and Finn. A filmy layer over a deep red brown coloured body. Smell of almond, dried fruits and mid-sweet malts. Mixed taste of berry fruit, almond, toffee and molasses. Dry and roasted malty finish. Fine bodied. Decent sipper qualities (Tromsø 01.02.2016).
Finn (6091) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 330ml spandert av Rune. Delt med ham og djoeye i WCveien 1 Feb 15. Nydelig dyprød farge. Filmskum. Aroma av mandler. Overdose. Smaken lett syrlig. God - men lite variasjon.
djoeye (3148) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Look; deep clear ruby with the film.
Aroma; fruity almonds and bishop Wember’s wooden preach.
Taste; wooden roasted malts, dark syrup, hops make the bitter touch
- finishes with the balance.
Palate; solid, patience.
Overall; yeah, not bad. It was evening.
[Btl@Session w Rune&Finn, BB.now]
sharkydodson (984) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - DEC 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
the aroma is fruity and caramel with hints of red wine, raisin, toffee, plum and red apple... the taste is caramel and fruity with notes of milk chocolate, port, dried fruits and garden berries... sweet, bitter and dry aftertaste...
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 330ml. @ home.
[ As Laitilan Kievari Barley Wine ].
[ Trade by oh6gdx ]. Clear medium to dark red brown color with a small, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dried fruit, bread, tobacco, berry, raisin, wood, light metalic. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, dried fruit, tobacco, sweet malt, wood. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. 
Erasmus_ro (2316) - Alabama, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown, small head. Aroma is caramel, dried fruit, some salty liquorice. Taste follows along the same lines, more salty liquorice, less caramel and dark fruit. Alright.
nihtila (2614) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
3.5.2014. Dark red colour, light brown head disappearing quickly. Aroma of malts, raisin, berries. Taste is very sweet, like liquor, with malts and some bitterness (too much for the style) in finish. Bitter, sour and sweet.
zvikar (4119) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Stas. Pours brown hazy with a beige head, aroma of toffee, caramel, dried fruits, flavor of toffee, caramel and dried fruits, medium bodied.
Nisse666 (5896) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thx to jookos, great pick man - cons 2014-12-17 Göteborg
AE: rasins, pruns, malt extract, sugar cake
AP: hazy amber reddish, wee frothy transparent beige head
F: plums, rasins, pruns, sugar cake, soft carbonation, wee warming feeling, almond liqure, a nice beer
DSG (10950) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Stas. Amber color. Thick malty aroma with caramel, alcohol, biscuits, a bit of chocolate, some fruitiness and alcohol. Sweet flavor, boozy, malty, with caramel, some fruitiness and a bit of bitterness in the finish. Medium-bodied.