I have no experience brewing barleywines, but am thinking about brewing up one about mid-October for drinking around Christmas / New Years. I was initially hoping to do an IIPA, but I am a bit wary of brewing anything over 50 IBUs until I have my *overly* bitter aftertaste issue sorted (thread here: http://www.brewersfriend.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=82). Plus, I will be sharing the brew with family and friends, and they aren't all hop-heads. So, I have settled for a barleywine. A couple of my earlier IPAs were a bit CaraHell heavy, and had a really nice toasty, nutty, dried fruit taste, which wasn't quite what I was looking for in an IPA, but thought would be great in a somewhat stronger, darker, warm, winter beer. So, with that in mind, this is the recipe I have come up with: 6.5 kg Pale Ale 1 kg CaraFoam 1.5 kg CaraHell 0.1 kg CaraAroma 25 g Magnum @60 min 15 g Tettnanger @15 min 10 g Tettnanger @14 days Dry Hop WLP007 Yeast Calculated SRM is just over 12, IBUs just over 50, and ABV ~9.5% (my efficiency isn't all that great). I pretty much just entered some of the hops I have lying around and have some experience with using. I am open to using any german variety though. Do those of you who have experience with barleywines think I am on the right track, or am I completely off target?