DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is a rich malt, some pitfruit and caramel notes, orange, with a reddish hue, pours a tiny toffee head, some lace. Flavour is a fine malt, with fruit, alcohol is noted. Full bodied, rich texture, bitter, but at this point a bit boozy. Certainly a well made offering, which time should round off the edges.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - AUG 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ok, avrei dovuto farla invecchiare di più (semicit.), però ne ho altre due in cantina e quindi non mi sono fatto molti scrupoli: barley wine complesso e ben maltato, piuttosto corposa e con qualche asprezza che spero si smusserà nel tempo.
blutt59 (6521) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to SS, almond amber colored pour with off white soapy foam, fruity metallic aroma, flavors of dried apricots, metallics, fruity medicinal finish
thirdeye11 (6113) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500ml bottle #3174 thanks to blutt59) clear rich orange pour with few white bubbles. Nose of candied orange, syrup, golden raisins and funky. Taste of toasty grain, sweet orange, golden raisins, alcohol, biscuit with a creamy well carbonated body and a spicy kick at the end.
Tmoney99 (13892) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured copper color with medium white frothy head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Medium toasted malt and dough aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate to moderate duration. Good interesting brew.
fonefan (46060) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fresh berry, prune. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Way to young have to more mature, before drinking. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An amber colored beer with a small off-white head that settles fast and leaves basically no lacings.
There’s quite a lot of fruit aromas in the nose, sweetish and almost reminiscent of sweet fruit marmalade. Notes of leafy hops, wood and alcohol in the smell as well.
The taste is very sweet with notes of sweet vinous fruits, dark bread and leafy and peppery hops. Here’s something that reminds me of maple syrup or resin or something. It’s very malty with decent supplementing hop notes, but the malts lack complexity and depths. The finish as some alcohol to in and is quite bitter with notes of spices and leafy hops.
It has a medium body and quite a smooth texture, but the carbonation is a little bit too lively for it to come out as anything even reminiscent of a sipper.
All in all, I felt this one was a bit unbalanced at the moment, kind of harsh out of tune. But with some age on it, it might very well turn to the better.
GRM (3852) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown bottle, 500 ml, in a box, number 054950, best before in 2012, purchased at the LCBO on November 13 2009, savoured on December 3 2009; eye: copper, clear, no effervescence, beige head that turns into a tiny ring, light lacing; nose: malt, orange, alcohol, fruity (light banana?); mouth: malt, grain, alcohol, tiny hint of hops, orange, light fruity (banana?), finale in alcohol with presence of caramel, not much carbonation, slightly bitter, lightly sweet, slightly liqueur-like texture; overall: somewhat disappointing
Bouteille brune, 500 ml, dans une boîte, numéro 054950, meilleure avant fin 2012, achetée à la LCBO achetée le 13 novembre 2009, savourée le 3 décembre 2009; œil : cuivrée, claire, pas d’effervescence, mousse beige qui se transforme en un petit anneau, légère dentelle; nez : malt, orange, alcool, fruité (léger banane?); bouche : malt, grain, alcool, petite pointe de houblon, orange, fruité (léger banane?), finale en alcool avec présence de caramel, peu carbonatée, très légèrement amère, légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement liquoreuse; en résumé : un peu décevante
larsga (7375) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small coarseish offwhite head doesn’t last. Amber body. Fruity caramelly wooden aroma with spicy notes. Dry-sweetish caramelly wooden oranges taste with spicy notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish mouthfeel. Dryish fruity oranges aftertaste. Very good, but boring compared to the aged vintages. (0.5l bottle, thanks to KnutAlbert.)
bierkoning (12774) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber color. Malty, slightly salty toffee aroma. Malty sweetish buttery and alcoholic flavor with pinches of salt and cookie dough. Hints of mint and butter cookies in the aftertaste. Nice one.