fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750ml. @ chriso s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011.
[ Vintage 2008 ]. Clear medium amber colour with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light heavy malty, caramel, fruity, coconut, dried berries, wood, licorice - lakridskonfekt notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cL bottle, courtesy of Papsoe. Pours cloudy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is dry wooden and malty. Sweet malty, vanilla and wooden flavoured. Smooth malty and sweet finish.
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of bu11zeye. Pours a cloudy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, oak and booze. Solid body, caramel and vanilla with oak and licorice allsorts. Some booze in the finish. Has a vague underlying tartness. 230410
joergen (24774) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of vanilla.
Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits, vanilla and hops.
Sweet and hoppy finish.
oh6gdx (23913) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@HBF2009. Amber colour, small to nonexistant head. Aroma is vanilla, oak, alcohol, honey and some nuttyness as well. Flavour is wood, alcohol, fruits, some nuts, mild sourness as well as stingy sweet nectary notes. Bomb, pleasant balance and very drinkable.
omhper (22306) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, thanks baggio! Clear amber, no head. Oaky caramel aroma. Sweet and full bodied with caramel and coffee drenched in oaky bouyrbon. Velvetty and thick, warming and intense. Lovely barley wine!
anders37 (20831) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty caramel and dark fruit aroma with hints of oak. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with hints of dark fruit and oak.. Sweetish malty caramel finish with hints of dark fruit. Also has some oak and vanilla in the aftertaste.
madmitch76 (20064) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
30th July 2011
ChrisOs ’Donkey Dork Lord’ Pre-GBBF Tasting. Hmmmm! Deja Vu! Coulda swore I’ve had this before but have no record of it. Light haze on a deep amber beer. Small pale tan head. Light palate, semi dry and crispish. Dark toffee - nicely jusged - not too sweet. Lovely oak notes, vanilla. Mild caramel. All hangs together is a tasty treat of a barleywine.
cgarvieuk (19002) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at chriss 2008 version ... amber ... thin lacing ... dark roast... vanillaa ... heavy nose ... heavy oak ... soft vanilla ... lots of alcohol ...
Travlr (18623) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008 bottle, 75 cl, courtesy of Greg at Churchkey. Shared with SHIG in Aviano, Italy, probably the first Schlafly beer to appear in Italy. Chestnut brown color, large beige head, great lacing. Aroma is bourbon, smoke, vanilla, caramel and wood. Taste is very malty, lots of whisky. Good complexity and character.