Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
South Stoke, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 434   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   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 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (6246) - Utah, USA - DEC 15, 2014
500ml bottle picked up at Wilburs
Pours clear dark golden with a small off-white head, no lacing. Aroma is malty, toffee, ripe fruit and brown sugar. Flavors are toasted malts, sweet caramel, dark fruit, sweet with a medium bitter finish
Gotta say, I’m kind of disappointed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martjoobolut (1898) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 13, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB 07.10.17. Pours clear amber with off-white head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is somewhat dirty, malt, caramel, alcohol. Flavor is sweet, caramel, malt. Body is somewhat watery (and its 10,5% brew?!). Overall: the worst barley wine I have tried, at least the alcohol is somewhat covered..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
peponi (940) - Mainz, GERMANY - DEC 2, 2014
Aroma: malty, sweet notes, honey, fruity. Appearance: amber color, white head. Appearance: medium bitterness (resin, heather), malty, alcohol, dried apricot, semi-sweet. Palate: full body and low carbonation, malty finish. Overall: Decent and nothing more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - NOV 25, 2014
Look: pours a light Amber. White head. Very clear. Smell: sweet fruit. Apple cider. Heavy alcohol. Taste: Apple cider. Bitter. Grapes. Berries. Strawberries. Heavy alcohol. Feel: dry. Medium carbonation. Overall: ok beer. Don't like the cider aroma. First drank; home 11/25/14

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluejacket74 (1613) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2014
500 ml bottle. More often then not I end up buying some of these cheesy Christmas beers, and this one I bought last weekend. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a mostly clear reddish/copper color with about a half inch light tan head that didn’t stay around for too long. The brew smells like raisins, bananas, caramel, dried fruit and a bit of sweet spiciness. It tastes like dried fruit, raisins, caramel, over-ripened bananas, plums, and apple/apple skins. The 10.5% ABV is hidden pretty well. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit creamy and coating with low/moderate carbonation. It’s OK overall, but not one of the better barleywines I’ve had. With that being said, it’s certainly worth a try at least once. $6.49 a bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mtu71 (348) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle. Clear copper. Small fast ivory head. Small malty aroma. Strong and sweet. Banana, cyrup, plum. Not very balanced.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wiosna (517) - - NOV 17, 2014
Kirkas, meripihkan kullanruskea. Tuoksussa kevyesti paahteista mallasta. Vähän spriitä. Vähän käyneitä hedelmiä. Maussa makeaa mallasta ja aika terävä alkoholi.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2439) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
500ml bottle from Favourite Beers, Cheltenham. Deep gold colour with a thin head. Aroma has bug barley candy. The taste is deep and rich, sweet, and smooth. Not normally a fan of barley wine but this hits the mark.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Leini (1477) - SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2014
Sample at a local tasting event. Amber body with a low head. Caramel, malt, wet wood and alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (7852) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"Nutty aroma and flavor, with carmel and alcohol as the two main players. Slightly bitter, but hops are definitely in the background here. Its thin yet shows the abv, not the best combo, though it wasn’t a total waste. Just subpar for a barleywine."

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