I'm looking to make a barleywine similar to Blithering idiot from Weyerbacher. I know that it isn't everyone's favorite barleywine, but it's something that I find to be nice.
I'm especially interested in creating a barleywine with 'muscular flavors of black cherry, orange, dark rum-soaked dates and English toffee' as one reviewer puts it here:
Any luck anywhere on your efforts? I see no responses here, but I thought maybe you had better luck elsewhere? My wife loves the BI and I would like to make an Insanity clone which is the BI aged in bourbon barrels.