Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
Reading, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Share this beer with friends!
"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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11620) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Bottle from Kingdom Liqour. Poured light brown color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate allspice and banana sweet aroma. Medium to full body. Heavy complex spicy sweet flavor with a heavy sweet and small alcohol finish of long duration. Solid complex beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 24, 2007
50cL bottle. Orange, light amber color with a small white head. Rich alefruit and toffee malt aromatics, with some herbal spicy hop character. Caramel, fruitcake, tinge of phenol. Ruddy, earthy hop flavor cuts through the appley sweetness. Slight spiciness returns in the finish, with a lingering sweetness and heavy alcohol presence. Mouthfeel is fairly heavy, hot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (3040) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2007
A small yet powerful beer. strong alcohol flavor with deep caramel malts, herbal hops at the. for the true beer drinker

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beisen (90) - California, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Amber pour, with medium head. Has some honey and spices, and was pretty smooth. Strong alcohol burn, but overall a great brew.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2007
First Official Houston Tasting. Thanks to Kaggie97 for this one. Amber pour with normal head. Nose is malts and some band aids. Taste is some light spices, malts and apricots.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (21935) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2007
Bottled. Amber colour, mediumsized beige head, lacing. Aroma is grainy, nutty and alcoholic. Some mild spices too. Flavour is hay, spices, wood, some grapes, caramel malts and a sting of alcohol in the finish. This beer may need time, since it feels a bit boring as it is now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13636) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2007
Clear amber color, small vanishing white head. Wood, metal, nuts and flowery, almost honeyish hops in the nose. Honeyish, decently bodied, liquerish brew. Simple flavour palette, but drinkable, quite flat mouthfeel. Green grapes, honey melon and touch of wood are mixed with alcoholic kick and harsh finish. Warming, but one-dimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11364) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2007
Bottle. on ØJ-dag. @ YNWA, Kolding.
Pours a great, lightly hazy orange with a small head that quickly settles as a thin film. Aroma is malty sweet with a good dose of caramel, raspberries, dough and holly. Oily mouthfeel. Powerful alcohol at first, then the maltyness tajes over with lots of toffee and orangey sweetness and some chewy biscuit character. Perhaps the alcohol burn is just over the top.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2008 (Bottled) Clear, deep copper with a smallish-medium, foamy head. Strongly malty, sweet-berryish and very toffeeish aroma with some alcohol presence when pouring, but not much afterwards. Very toffee-malty, only slightly sweet flavor with berries and some dried fruit. Quite full-bodied, low-carbonated palate with some alcohol burn. Very malt-accented barley wine, not very sweet or viscous. Slightly too much alcohol burn to be fully enjoyable, but definitely not bad - maybe criminally bad, though :). Didn’t get any better in 8 months - maybe slightly more vegetably.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Very nice....Amber pour with minimal head. Aroma is malt heavy. Taste is slightly bitter with some malt a syrupy sweetness. Finishes well with a slight lingering bitter aftertaste.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 31 32 33  34  35 36 37 » 43

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50