Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - NOV 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at The Bier Garden, Portsmouth VA. Dark brown, small tan head. Nose is malt and brown sugar. Pretty fruity for a barley wine, plums mostly, maybe some raisin. Alcohol is evident in the finish. Did not know this was retired, or I’d have bought more! Would love to cellar this one.
Scopey (4693) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Akkurat. It pours opaque dark brown, with a thin off-white head. The nose is chocolate, treacle, Scottish tablet, spice, Dundee fruit cake and a touch of alcohol. The taste is liquorice, black jacks (the sweet), treacle, roasted malt, filter coffee, wood, chewy malt, dark fruit (prune and date), brandy, nut and dark chocolate, with a dry, roasty finish. Medium-full body, with fine carbonation. Delicious, well balanced and hides the alcohol very well indeed. Just another reason why I think Traquair is a brilliant brewery.
BeerCast_Rich (1812) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[330ml bottle, courtesy of cgarvieuk] Deep black beer, thin head. Aroma of sweet plum and date. First flavour is dark muscovado sugar. Deep molasses sweetness. Slightly bitter edge on the finish, probably due to the age – but it’s hanging on. Not much alcohol in evidence. Decent stuff 
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Vino Wines. Pours a very dark brown colour with a thin light tan head. Aroma of dates, raisins, alcohol, chocolate and roasty malt. Similar flavours with lots of liquorice upfront followed by muscovado sugar, dates and rum and raisin chocolate. Mild carbonation and a chewy mouth-feel. Mildly bitter with a dry finish. Lovely.
cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cant believe that i just got given a bottle of this... i had long given up on ever seeing this ... bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin tan lacing ... deep meaty ... little cardboard oxidisation ... soft toffee roast ... soft cheewy toffee malts ...light meaty malts ... quite datey ... rich toffee roast ... lots dark sugers ... molasas bocky ... little licorice... nice but not stunning ... its a little too bock like for me...
hophop (27) - SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Special thanks to Gavin for bringing this along. Mahogany coloured with dark, fruity aromas. Taste is very complex with stewed dark fruits and burnt caramel. Could be better after a bit of cellaring.
TimE (2810) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color, brown sugar, burnt raisins, port, oranges, brandy and apple cinammon. Slightly sweet malty mouth, a touch of chocolate caramel goodness. Very heavy a very sweet. The hops subtly lingering in the finish. Definetly a bit oxidized.
anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty dark fruit aroma with some hints of caramel. Sweetish malty caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit finish.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm, vintage 2000, 8 years old
Cloudy brown color with red shades, with a thick creamy head. Very nice aroma, malt and caramel, quite mature, a bit woody. Good body strength, round mouthfeel, pleasant sweetness; powerful caramel flavor, with notes of mild chocolate and correct bitterness. More chocolate in the end. The alcohol warmth can be perceived, in the end. It reminds me some good Strong Ale from Belgium more than a Barley Wine from England (more chocolate than sticky malts), I like it mostly for it’s round body and medium sweetness; it’s very well brewed and still excellent.
Jukkabro (3485) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black colored, slight red hints. Little light brown head. Sweet, oaky, vinous, even port vinous tones in strong aroma with mild nuts. Near full bodied. Flavor is even more vinous with some licorice and sweet chocolate, aftertaste lats with sweet vinous touch and medium alcohol, some nuts also there. Too sweet for my taste.
oh6gdx (19683) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botted (last bottle at Pikilinna, Tampere). Dark rubyish brown colour, small beige head. Aroma of plum with hints of sugar and slight alcohol. Flavour is sweet burnt sugar, plum, yeast and bread. Not as sweet as the house ale. Also the yeast was quite strong in the finish.