zimbo (961) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
Smooth suave beautiful & truly integrated. Wow wow wow wow wow wow jizztastoic. my of my of my fonefan (49293) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 16, 2013
Macegan75 (845) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2013
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. 
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 (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2013
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. Theydon_Bois (19481) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2013
From a corked bottle at Open Baladin, Roma, 10/02/13.
Lightly hazed chestnut brown with no head.
Nose is rich with dark fruits, raisens, dates, wood, prunes, brown sugars, almond, booze - but kept well in check and not overpowering.
Taste comprises dark fruits, dark toffee fudge, woody tones, prunes, brown sugars, dates, booze.
Full bodied, no carbonation, dry and boozey in the finish.
An excellent well balanced barley wine, the alcohol is expertly integrated for a 13.5% beer!
finol (3385) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2013
Pours heavy dark amber without any head.
Heavy sweet, mead like brew. Taste of honney, plums and other dried fruits. hirigalzkar (3155) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle (2004). Pours a elegant redbrown color with no head (looks potent). Sweet, honey-like, aroma with notes of flowers and chocolate. Taste has got the same kind of sweetness. It also has a delicious earthy, strawberry seeds kind of note. Aftertaste reminds me of a liquor filled chocolate bonbon. Incredible smooth mouthfeel. Full bodied. Very similar to a sweet polish mead actually. boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle... Poured deep, ruby-red with zero head (naturally). Nose had lots of rum and other spirits. Tasted like how you would imagine a rum aged barleywine to taste. Although it gave off quite the vinous character yielding a fortified wine-like note. Warming booze, dark fruits like figs, dates, grapes alongside rum and wood and malt sweetness. Dorqui (2258) - Brescia, ITALY - JAN 27, 2013
Bottled 0,50L. Dark brown color, much carghed with a medium foamy head resistance. Very complex nose, notes of roast cask, resin, caramel, hop and liquor Marsala. Powerfull and overpowering acoholic body, much smooth, mellow, fraught and candy. Realy exaggerated for my mouth. Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - JAN 25, 2013
Stupenda! Devo ringraziare il mio amico Roberto di Astral beers a Bolgna che me l’ha fatta assaggiare!