Benzai (15726) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
Sampled from bottle thanks to Joes. Clear red to amber color, no head. Smell alcohol, sweetness, superb barrel aged, wood, slightly sweet and alcohol. Taste malts, again clearly and superbly barrel aged, a bit alcoholic, wood, softly and superbly vanilla and some fruityness. Full body, medium to full carbo. Wow, fantastic! Leighton (21477) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2012
Bottle at THE Barley Wine Tasting, London, thanks to Bruce. Pours ruby-brown, clear, with a fine tan head. Nose rife with berries, some alcohol, caramel, cranberry. Big sweet flavor though not at all cloying, with candied fruits, big fruit cake, toast, toffee, slight cocoa, some wood, currants. Full bodied with fine carbonation, and faintly vinous. Moderate warmth to finish, lots of rich and toasty sugars, toffee, brown sugar, modest bourbon. Quite smooth, very flavorful, and well balanced. Definitely world-class stuff. beerbastard (844) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Thanks Dave! Bomber bottle. This is great! Very well balanced nose and flavors of chocolates, Burbons, sweet malts. Clean finish. Very well made. It is hard to describe how good this beer is. Rich and strong and well balanced of all the best flavors I love! madmitch76 (24980) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012
31st August 2012fonefan (49551) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2012
THE Barleywine tasting. Thanks very much Bruce for this monster. Slightly haze on this darkish amber beer. Little tan head. Smooth palate, slightly dry. Touch of vanilla and toasted coconut. Lots of smooth bourbon - well integrated. Underneath is a lovely rich toffee malt. Semi dry finish. About what you would expect from a BA Barleywine but somehow superior in every aspect. Very drinkable.
pushkinwow (2826) - Ottawa, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ The Danish Summer Gathering, TFODRBSG12, Ulfborg.
Clear medium to dark brown colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, wood, licorice - laber laver, bourbon, dried fruit, vanilla notes. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark berries - fruit, raisin, prune, bourbon, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. 
Bomber. Brown with a creamy mocha ring. Very sweet, burnt brown sugar, lots of caramel and booze, did not find this balanced in terms of aroma - although interesting I wonder if I should have tried it earlier (although I didn’t really have a chance) - still good on the snoof but maybe my expectations had just built up too much. Low to moderate carbonation, full body, very sweet, lots of caramel, more booze, apple notes in a bad way - sorta like an overripe apple juice box left on the radiator - lots of toffee, velvet on the palate but a little syrupy on the finish. Worth trying but not worth paying a ransom for. jackl (8210) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Bottle @ THE Barley Wine Tasting. Cheers deeblo. Pours deep brown with a tiny tan head. The aroma’s big bouncy caramel, vanilla, boozy wood and bourbon. Some sugar-fortified cherry and plum. THe taste is thick caramel, plenty of spiced fruit cake .Notes of chocolate-covered cherry. Mild booze-soaked wood and accents of vanilla. A shock of cocoa powder on the long finish. Substantial body, viscous. Very smooth for a 13.4% beer. Though lightly boozy, the alcohol’s obscured well. I finished my sample with little trouble. Overall, a great barley wine. Not a revelation for me, but I can see why people like this so much. This was the best barley wine I tried at the tasting. Very good. JaBier (8027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Bottle shared by a friend for my birthday celebration. Clear brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, toffee, vanilla and light chocolate. Caramel and bourbon flavor with toffee and light chocolate before a vanilla and booze finish. Outstanding stuff. fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle shared by Mike. Thanks! Pours a ruddy brownish color with little head. Aroma is sweet vanilla, barrel, booze, and some grain. Heavy mouthfeel. Tastes like it smells. Its just really sweet. If I had to guess this could be Dark Lords cousin its so sweet. So time should do this beer some good. JorisPPattyn (10025) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2012
Small yellow-rusty head over russet-brown, opaque beer. Very rich nose with brandy, fusels, nutbread, sweet soft cheese, dried fruit as figs. Extremely complex, yet balanced and enticingly inviting. Bitter-sweet-sparkling-viscous. Impossibly good, this is everything apart and perfectly balanced at the same time. Bit of cigarleaf, bit of chocolate, bit of spineach, bit of (blue) cheese, bit of figs, dates, dried plums and apricots, pinch of grapefruit and ginger. Good example of umami as well - the mineral compound upon the sweetness. Lots of alcohol, torrent of fusels - yet clean. Finish with vanilla and young oakwood. Warming gives it a slight metallic tang, though. Rich, velvety-viscous and sparkling at the same time, without having any ’heavy’ impression. All former flavours lingering on. Insane masterpiece. Possibly the best barley wine I’ve ever sampled.