ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, some time early in 2008
Similar pour to the double simcoe; mountains of creamy, well-retained head. Clear, ruby-magenta-tinged-brown.
You can really smell the rye, despite the aggressive hopping and it makes for a unique aroma. This had something like 4 or 5 months of age on it, I believe and was not an acidic mess in the nose. More floral with a strong brace of bitter orange-like citrus. Candyish, but not overbearingly sweet. Opens up with breathing, leaving vanilla, strawberry jam and alcohol.
A bit less tame in flavor, unfortunately, though I’ve had far worse experiences with barleywines. The rye helped keep the sweetness manageable, though the hop bitterness came through too much, in my opinion. As well, without any relatively soft malts, the alcohol overdried things, leaving the palate dulled on the end. Not overly complex, but had the hops been less punchy, the dryness would have been more appreciated. Don’t think I finished it.
jkwalking05 (3051) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Orange gold with a small white head. Aroma is of grain, malt and caramel. Taste is of caramel, grain, maple, toffee, malt and honey.
skoisirius (1347) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Been a minute. Remember an Earthier malt bomb that was thick. Low carbonation. Sweet but dirty hoppy finish. Confused BW.
valpoaj (594) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Obviously well aged bottle at this point - murky brown, thought not totally opaque pour with the thinnest of off-white heads that leaves a lasting ring at the edges of the glass. Aroma is malt, honey, brown sugar, hint of booze - somewhat faint...very sweet! Flavor is quite good - lots of honey, some sweet malt, lightly hopped, some booze at the end. Very little hint of the rye remaining, which is disappointing, but perusing some earlier reviews, I think this may have benefited nicely from the age. Palate is moderately thick, oily, light carbonation, slight burn on finish. Not a half bad beer...definitely better than the ratings had me expecting before open.
Jayb0 (959) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aged 5+ years. I enjoyed this quite a bit, the beer was well integrated with a faint cherry sourness offsetting the thick, somewhat spicy brew. Nice warm finish.
travita (3476) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden in color, clear look, and has a light white head. The smell is sweet, yeast, rye, malts, cereal, and ok. The taste is sweet, a mingling of fruits, rye, and caramel.
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber @ Kaj. Pours slightly cloudy darker amber with a small bubbly beige head. Aroma is fruity malty raisins a bit sourish toasted vinous. Flavor is vinous fruity malty grapes raisins slightly bitter very fresh. Finishes bitter malty fruity.
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[ Trade by madmitch76 ]. [ Vintage 2007 ]. Clear medium orange amber colour with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, oxidide, toffee, alcohol, plum notes. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, fruity, caramel, alcohol, sweet candy, plum. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
degowop (34) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007 vintage enjoyed October 2, 2012. Carbonation kept over 5 years quite well and very smooth for a barleywine. Bit on the vinous side. Very nice beer which aged very well.
back (965) - Holstebro, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brun uklar skum lidt
Bær malt frugt vinøs støv kælder
Sød meget bitter lidt
chrisv10 (9443) - DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ FOneFan. Clear dark amber with tiny off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, fruit and a little oxidized. Flavour is malt, medium sweet, fruit, toasted, caramel, dark fruits, toasted with notes of alcohol.