Jesterdeal (1043) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of a box of raisins, some metallic iron, and apple core. Pours deep brown with a small but thick foamy head. Taste is harsh with a tangy metal twinge which thankfully gives way to dark fruit and a nice roasty finish. Very unique but needs to be smoothed.
tmongoose (664) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours dark amber almost brown with off white head. minimal lacing on the glass. the aroma is of a barley wine style with kicks of bourbon, dark fruit (raisins) and alcohol. the flavor is of warm alcohol burn with the bourbon and fruit in the for front. wondering and thinking if you let this one age a year or so what changes will take place i have another bottle that will go in the vault for future use. the body is almost thin but yet the fruitiness of this is a bit on the strong side.
adnielsen (6181) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Not sure where i got this brew- its been sitting around at my parents house for ages. Pours a deep brown appearance with a creamy brown head. Big dark fruity, thick fig, plum, rich leathery, caramel, nutty aroma. Dark chocolate, thick and very sweet, caramel, raisin, plum, leathery flavor. Some booze but kind of a cool brew.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
28th July 2011
Hazy dark red - brown beer. Residual pale tan head. Light fruity nose. Light semi crisp palate. Aniseed malt with a tangy fruit undertone. A little raisin and marmalade. Trace of alcohol heat in the semi dry finish.
jgb9348 (3964) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep rich cola coloured body with a purple, violet and deep brown tint and a two centimetre thick nice rich brown head. Aroma of pungent caramel, toffee, raisins, nuts, earth and more figs than I can imagine. Medium to Full-bodied; Rich sweet flavour at first then fading to a super strong toasted malt quality with some earth, nuts, figs, metal and a little hint of spices, more on the savoury side. Aftertaste is complex, but showing more earth and pitted fruits than anything else. Overall, a good beer, not as complex and deep as most barley wines, but a nice offering and a welcome departure from most beers in this style. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle at the end of the first week with my first born child, purchased at Merchantís in Dearborn, Michigan on 11-January-2011 for US$2.79 sampled at home in Washington on 19-October-2012, about a year and a half old just from me.
Huhzubendah (1980) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Churchkey in D.C.
The beer is dark brown, with a thick head that leaves plenty of lacing behind.
The aroma is malt forward, with caramels soaked in alcohol, and dark fruits.
The flavor is nice, with the 11% abv hidden very well. Malt driven with raisin and caramel flavors, this is a solid example of an American barleywine. The beer is sweet, making a snifter sized portion just right for me.
The feel is full bodied and pretty smooth for a double digit abv brew.
Good stuff. I would have this again.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-17-2011
fonefan (29292) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear medium to dark brown amber colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, fruit, dried fruit, berry, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, dry, tart - sour berries. Body is medium to light, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. 
drfabulous (2946) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce from 72 ounce trade. This one kind of pisses me off because itís the only one in the box I got that I had never had and that is not available where I live. Every other beer I could have bought down the street. That said, it has a bit of sherry, big alcohol nose, some wine, some cherry. Maybe an aged bottle? Or is this the taste?
SudsMcDuff (4675) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle .. . pours a deep purple brown .. light foam .. . medium bitterness .. light berry and deep black toffee .. quick finish .. . .
The Potato Head? The screwball thinks i messed up??
joergen (17339) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at yespr.
Hazy red-brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and cookies.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and berries with notes of dried fruits.