My liver's definitely feeling abused now.
We didn't drink nearly as many different barleywines this year, partly because there were only four of us (and one was driving) instead of the usual crowd, and partly because there just weren't that many interesting things on the list. So after 23 of them, we really couldn't find anything else we wanted to try.
Our favorites of the list were Firestone Abacus, Hood Canal Breidablik, Avery Samael 08, Glacier Brew House Old Woody, Lost Abbey Angel's Share Brandy Barrel, Seven Seas Wheel Chair (though it tasted more like a Belgian than a barleywine), Sierra Nevada Black Barleywine, and Anacortes Old Sea Bass, which took first place. This was the first year there haven't been any bizarre flavors - we've tasted creamy tomato soup with fresh tomato vines, pancakes with syrup, and even cheese in previous years, but this year the closest we got to an unusual flavor was cocoa nibs. Everything stuck pretty close to classic barleywine style, with varying degrees of success.
Anyway, after all that, I need a nap and a few days of green salads. However, we're supposed to go to a chili cook-off put on by a local brewery tomorrow. At least the nap's doable.