Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2004 Bottling, aged 1 year: Pours a pure copper with minimal head, I suppose in true British ale style. Typical barleywine aroma, malt foundation with a strong nose of hops, I would guess cascade or centennial. Flavor is balanced on the side of sweetness, with the hops being prominent early on in the finish, but eventually being taken over again by the maltiness. I tend to like this style of Barleywine, assertive hoppiness without being out of balance or over-hopped. Very nicely done.
Gluepot (61) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wasn’t totally impressed with last year’s version when I first had it, but after letting a bottle sit for 8 months or so, this one is growing on me. A really rich caramel malt nose on an orangey-brown body. Full-bodied malt with rich caramel and plummy dark fruit round out the thick caramel malt taste profile. A touch of citrus and complementary hops make this a winner, with a little aging.
aenima (254) - Askim, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A barley wine with some flaws. The aroma is the best with the beer. Nice malty aroma with a little citrus from american hops. The taste is light caramel with some citrus. Some harsch alcohol in the finish.
gunnfryd (10460) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber coulor with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, hop, pine, citrus. Flavour is roasted malt, hop, pine, citrus, alcohol, caramel. Full body. Nice beer.
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brilliant clear amber/copper under a generous off-cream head. Big sticky nose of delightful stone fruit and cherry and plums, and dark fruity caramel. Nice sticky flavor that’s balanced with a earthy, leafy sort of hoppy bitterness on the finish. Lots of caramel, plum, apple, raisin, cherry and dark sticky maltiness throughout until the hoppy and leafy finish. Really complex and balanced.
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting, Ulfborg ].
[ As Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale ].
ABV: 11.8%. Clear medium amber orange color with a average to large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dried fruit, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dried fruit, hoppy, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, 2013. Pour is a clean clear copper with a good ivory colored head. Aroma is caramel, bread, plum, pineapple, orange, spice and pininess from the hops. Taste is bitter up front smoothed out by a sweet malty body. Sweet citrus fruits, caramel and earthy hops come through. Finishes with a smooth hop bitterness. Definitely an American style barley wine but smoother and not as hop aggressive as say a Bigfoot ale. Booze is felt on the way down but well hidden in the taste. Pretty nice stuff.
Thebullshornbar (73) - Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
While many American barleywines seem more like overly sweet Imperial IPAs, this one actually feels like a barley wine with a present yet balanced hoppy backbone.
Weezel (190) - Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big nose of hops and some malt. The pour is a clear brass color, with no sediment. Taste is hoppy up front with some sweet malt to back it up. More on the American style BW, but it is good.
annunz123 (853) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty, earthy aroma with nuts, bread, and some wood and alcohol. Rich, malty, bittersweet taste with caramel, apple and raisins. Finish is fruity bitter with a fair amount of alcohol. Another nice effort in their Big Beer series.
Mad_Ferret (646) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml, dracks hemma 8/3-14.
U: Mycket snygg klar->disig bärnsten med två fingrar smutsvitt/gulnat gräddigt skum som lämnar tät gardin. Mycket snygg.
D: Sockervadd, karamell, grapefrukt, litchi, läder och alkohol.
S: söt karamell grapefrukt, litchi, aprikos, lite fet ton av gräddkola, läder, trä och pepprig mix av alkohol och hög barrig beska. Lite lakrits i eftersmaken.
M: stor kropp, mjuk fyllig kolsyra, oljig klibbig.
T: Klassiskt amerikanskt bw i samma still som Old Guardian, great divide och bigfoot. Sött karamelligt grapefrukt läder och massa barr och alkohol. Lite för mycket alkohol .