I LOVE this barley wine.
I have been trying one of every barley wine for a few months now, just to get familiar with the style. Most of them taste like fruity girlyman stuff to me. I recall the Anderson Valley as decent and the 2008 SN BigFoot was decent for fruity.
Non-fruity I really liked the Horn Dog by Flying Dog. Today I had a Sisyphus and I already PMd BrewPastor telling him I want it cloned for 10-10-10.
Meets style guidlines, tastes like barley, kicks butt, not for girly men.
Two thumbs up.