The pour was a cloudy chestnut brown with a huge (3-4 finger) cream colored creamy head that was mostly diminishing and had fair spotty lacing.
The aroma was of a caramel malt and a doughy yeast with notes of dark fruit (plums and raisins), pears, toffee and a strong alcohol tinge.
The taste was malty sweet with a hint of toffee early on and then it became quite flavorful with a good dose of dark fruit and a strong alcohol finish. The flavor lasted a really long time proceeding the swallow, with a good strong fruity alcohol presence left lingering for quite a while.
Mouthfeel was right in the middle of light and medium in body with a nice dry texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall a good strong Barleywine with a nice fruity presence. But as it says on the bottle “Ages Well”, I believe this one would only improve with age...