My limited experience with barley wines hasn't been great. This one, on the other hand, was pleasant. Mind you, at 7.2% ABV, it's not the strongest one out there. It had a kind of rum-like burn as it went down, very warming (I'm not saying it's as strong as rum, it just had a similar taste sensation, albeit not as strong). I think I'd try barley wines if they were more like this, but this is one of the weaker ones, so not bloody likely.
Reviewed: May 22, 2004