Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at The Coffee Grounds in Eau Clarie, Wisconsin. Pours an opaque bark brown colored brew with a creamy beige head that has some excellent retention and lacing. Aroma roasted dark malt, a hint of soy, light molasses, some light prunes and a touch of raisin. Taste is medium to full bodied, flavor is quite complex with flavors of dark chocolate, molasses, dark pitted fruits, and some grassy hops. Finish is mildly spicy with a lingering bitterness , semi-dry, with some dark pitted fruit aftertaste.
ElGaucho (2121) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dates, sugar and molasses in the nose. Fittingly, an opaque black body. Very little head. Largely tastes as it smells. Rich, sweet and some molasses. Fairly strong hop profile does a nice job in balancing this brew. Very enjoyable.
Gription79 (2007) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. There are notes of dusty cocoa, earthy, woody, prune, hints at a vinious character, slight astringency, finishes dry. Nothing special, no balance, the malts are subtle.
esjaygee (3859) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black with a large creamy brown cap. Aroma of licorice, dark malts, peated malts, citrus and light molasses. Taste is sweet and malty with licorice, citrus, peat, alcohol, dark chocolate and some earthy notes.
Ibrew2or3 (6232) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of markwise. Very nice, a new barleywine for me. It pours mahogany with tan-ish sort of white head of foam. The aroma offers up earthy black licorice (is earthy black licorice even possible) and sticky malty pine hop notes. The taste delivers smooth dark roasted malts, molasses and dank hoppiness moving into bitter pine hops. This is nice stuff. A big black IPA.
5000 (5659) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Deep cola, large frothy pale beige head, very nice lacing. Roasty hoppiness on the nose, somewhat bright. A bit of citrus peel as well. Similar on the tongue, a bit astringent. A little rough on the finish, sweet citrusy peel, a bit candyish, also some roasted malts. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. A bit of alcohol on the exit, minor, witih a little roasted astringency, hoppiness, and sweet citrus peel.   Thanks to Skyview for the bottle!
markwise (4098) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to GhostFace for this one. Cheers, Neal! Pours an amber-orange with an off-white head. Nose is sweet malt almost like an amber, belgian fruity yeast, and some pine sap. Flavor is similar- lots of sweet malt with some Belgian yeast and bits of pine. Medium in body for a barleywine and nice overall.
drpimento (2042) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured this at a good temperature with a huge, foamy, frothy, billowy, light tan head that lasts a while and some lace. Color is a clear mahoganey with a few bubble trails. Aroma is hop, malt, roast, fruit, hint of licorice. Flavor is similar to nose, very smooth, on the mild side, fairly dry up front, then bitter, fruity, and a little carbonic tang. Body & carbonation are good. Finish alternates bitter/sweet, long and boozy. Fairly drinkable except, I suspect the strength.
jebert (442) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours ebony black into the glass with a large light brown head. Nose is carmel and hops. Very creamy on the palate with a thick viscosity. The taste is full of dark roasted malt, chocolate, toffee with a slight hops finish. An excellent beer that pairs well with red meats off the grill or stands alone as an excellent nightcap.
BVery (5157) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Fire House in Eau Claire. Very dark pour with a small white head. Nut, molasses, and dark fruit nose and taste. Quite good!