Barleywine has long been my favorite style of beer. They have a wide range of flavor profiles that allow a lot of room for creativity. They're strength makes me slow down and ponder what I'm sipping. Not as easily found as some styles, which makes finding a new one that much more exciting to me. In a thread last year about beer rules, I replied that my rule is, when I see a barley wine I have not tried I buy it. I decided to make that a hard and fast rule going forward. This has meant endlessly open Tavour crates, an exploding beer budget, and a reluctant excursion into pastry barley wine. I can't and won't keep this rule up forever, but it's been a fun ride. My favorites right now tend to be sweeter, barrel aged English-style Barleywines. Pfriem makes a great one I tried recently. What do you all have to say about this magnificent style?