Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
South Stoke, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 442   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
"It turned out to be a case of mistaken identity, of course - wrong place at the wrong time...but Claus was soon back on the street with the polite apologies of the authorities - no questions asked. All’s well that ends well, surely, but still, the reporters wanted to know...it takes its toll, doesnt’t it? "Indeed" sighed Claus, "my elf is going crazy, and I fear I shall soon go crazy as well" And with that he hoisted a great flagon of his favorite barleywine-style ale, silently contemplating the future and straining to remember why he got into this particular line of work in the first place. Peter Scholey, Brewer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergaard (307) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 10, 2015
Redish orange beer, aroma of honey, sweet malt and some booze. Tastewise it is sweet and sligtly spicy and herbal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17245) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Bottle split at Chriso Easter tasting, thanks to Daniel, 04/04/15. Golden amber with a decent off white covering. Nose is dark fruit rinds, sweet malt, spice, bubble gum. Taste comprises sweet licks, toffee fudge, toasted brown sugars, dark fruit peel. Medium + body, moderate carbonation, sweet cloying notes in the close. So so for style and lacking much in the way of depth but a drinkable sipper none the less.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6607) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Bottle shared at ChrisO’s. BB Sep 2016, 10.5% Seems to be filtered. Pale orange, clear, lightly sparkling, big foamy white head. Aroma is musty tangerine, sweet and syrupy. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is toffee, caramel, a little alcoholic, some marmalade. This is fine. I’ve had similar beers with a 3.8 average. The naff marketing probably has an impact.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (9538) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
UPDATED: APR 28, 2015 Bottle at Chriso easter tasting. Thanks to Daniel. Clear bright golden orange. Aroma is diacetyl, caramel toffee, little apple. Flavour is composed of spicy cinnamon, apple, caramel M toffee. Flavour is pretty good, sweet caramel, apple, toffee, Palate is sweet, moderate carbonation. Lingering toast and jammy fruits. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (5462) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2015
Amber body and medium head. Sweet malts, sticky fruit, grapes, pine tree. Syrupy mouth feel, sweet Base and a bit short in the end for the abv. Sticky and sweet, just how I like my barley wine. Sure, you could add a lovely citrus hop layer, but it’s just fine as it is. Tasty and satisfying end if the night drink. (Bottle from Saveur Bière)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (2973) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
22.11.2014. Copper color. Sweet malty aroma, alcohol, syrup, ripe fruits. Taste is very sweet, caramel malts, ripe fruits, banana, sharp alcohol. Too sweet which dominates.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Marduk (6436) - Reval, ESTONIA - FEB 22, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear golden color. Medium size, white head, stays. Dusty, grainy, malty, sweetish, bit nutty aroma. Sweet, malty, caramel in taste. Harsh mouthfeel. Alcohol is hidden, but it still feels boozy. Caramel malts in aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FunkyF (926) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2015
Flaska från Saveur-biere. Ljust kopparfärgad med vitt skum. Doft av bröd och lite choklad. Söt och lite spritig med lite knäck.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tarmok (1221) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 11, 2015
liquid light brown, foam white fastly disapering, smells little like fried potatoes and alcohol. taste is to sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ken1 (1781) - DENMARK - JAN 8, 2015
Aroma: fruity sweet and alcoholic warm. Flavour: sweet and dark berries with alcoholic warmth and a creamy mouthfeel. Colour: dark amber with an off white head.

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