Ktwse (4297) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from SB. Seems like some people have accidentally rated the Xyauyù Barrel instead of this one, but from the text it’s clear this is the one that we got. 2009 vintage. Pours hazy red with literally no head. Aroma is a sweet fruit bomb. There’s muscovado, raisins, prunes, dates, alcohol, port barrel, madeira, caramel, nuts. You know it will taste sweet the second you smell it... Taste is very sweet, surprisingly un-boozy. Lots of dried fruit, sugar. The flatness of the carbonation strikes you - it’s not there at all! Finish is long, lightly boozy and sweet. Realizing I just poured a 50 cl bottle to myself, I’m thinking this might be too much, but hey, I’m celebrating a great day, so whatever...
larsniclas (6883) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2016 Bottled@alex
Amber with n head.
Very sweet and vinous aroma and flavour with dried, sweet fruits.
Flat. Wooden notes. More like a port.
Sweet aroma with raisin. Vinous.
Sweet with wooden notes. Like a port.
rlgk (18837) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at "En liten provning hos larsniclas" hosted by Alex ( _angst_). Amber beer with a small beige head. Malty nutty aroma, vanilla, toffee, caramel, sweet fruits, raisins, figs, hop notes. Malty floral flavor, smooth, caramel, toffee, fruity, raisins, figs, prunes. Malty sherry finish with toffee and vinous notes.
Scopey (13554) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at CGarvie tasting (thanks Craig!). It pours deep amber-brown with a small bubbly white head. The nose is rich, oily, honey, Xmas cake, apple, dark fruit and dried berry. The taste is caramel honey, molasses, brown sugar, spice, Xmas cake, oily, sticky, light alcohol warmth and good bite to it. Full body, low carbonation and oily/viscous mouth-feel. Smooth and good depth of flavour. Nice sipper.
jesperhammer (4502) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
01-MAY-2013, tap @Open Baladin, Rome.
Glass ordered for Marianne, she did not like it. Too flat. 10 cl.
Brown, clear with no head.
Typical barley wine. Malty, sweet, wine-like. Berries, a little oxidation. Flat, full body. OK.
crossovert (12002) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Unsure if I am adding the right beer. It was a 40$ haltf liter. Giant rip off. Smells like a galaxy of ashtrays and tastes of acetone.
zimbo (930) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smooth suave beautiful & truly integrated. Wow wow wow wow wow wow jizztastoic. my of my of my
fonefan (46606) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear medium to dark amber colour with virtually none head. Aroma is heavy malty, caramel, alcohol - rum, sweet alcohol, sweet dried fruit, wood. Flavour is light heavy sweet with a long duration, sugary dried fruit, alcohol, warm alcohol, rum - madera, sweet alcohol - rum, caramel. Very complex and balanced. Body is medium, texture is oily and smooth, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. 
Earlier Rating: 6/14/2010 Total Score: 3.8
[ Vintage 2007 ]. Clear medium amber color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, wood, tobbaco, oxidide malt, moderate to heavy alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, wood, alcohol. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Earlier Rating: 9/22/2009 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle 500ml. [ Vintage 2005 ].
Clear medium orange amber color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, berry, raisin, plum, wood, alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is syrupy - oily, carbonation is flat flat, finish feel is moderate to light heavy alcohlic. 
Macegan75 (831) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from DocLocke at CAH. Thanks, Jeff. Pours light brown almost completely flat. nose is corn sugar, toffee, brown malt and honey, first sip has a very sweet caramel sweetnes, big notes of sherry, brandi and a drambuie quality, nicely drinkable and warming, tons of complex flavor finish is rather clean for so much going on. nice beer
DocLock (10260) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured turbid rusty brownish mahogany color with no head or carbonation. The nose is intense; a medley of plummy dark fruits, maple syrup, oaky bourbon, cherry. Tastes syrupy, sweet, complex, with no alcoho notes at all, some mid-palate plum, fig, and melted caramel flavor, and an oaky finish. This one is delicious.