Tried this back in March or April, 2010 while living in Parkander TLA. Bought a six pack of it thinking it was going to be good, but I was way off. At more than 300 calories a bottle prepare to be slapped in the face by 10% ABV.
Mouthfeel: Tacky to the lips and leaves an astringent aftertaste. The only thing done well was the carbonation.
Overall Impression: I'm not sure barley wines can be brewed at a large scale, which makes me presume that this one was. It was hard to get through the six pack let alone the beer itself. Nevertheless my tastes were still budding and developing at the time and I have come to be a lot more accepting of bitterness and a variety of beers since then. I think to be fair, another try is worthy.