Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
Reading, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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"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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kingstoni (1532) - FINLAND - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber color with a minimal off-white head. Aroma of caramel, alcohol and raisin. Utterly sweet, sugary taste with a strong alcohol kick in finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moebbels (339) - FINLAND - NOV 15, 2013
Clear body with a beautiful light amber color. Nose has loads of caramel, molasses and grapes. Taste is quite sweet with a slightly dry alcoholic finish that warms you up. Carbonation is mild and the palate very rich and full. Overall this is quite nice, although somewhat one-dimensional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (3032) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle. Amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, caramel and some dark fruitiness - berry fruitiness, some alcohol. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and some dark fruitiness, some alcohol. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, light caramel and light fruitiness, some alcohol. Sweetish and fruity BW - too much alcohol considering the body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dEnk (3832) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle @ deans. Aroma is malt and vegetable. Flavour is malty sweet oxidized horror.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Dermi (636) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 12, 2013
11.2 fl oz (33 cl). Pours clear ruby with a decent white head. Aroma: Sour milk, malt.. Hints of bread and strawberry and berries. Taste: Medium sweet, mild bitterness, some more in the end. Palate: Near medium body, a bit thin for a barley wine. Iron tones. Meh, to be honest quite criminally bad barley wine. Alcohol is well hidden, tho.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
karstenejby (10) - - NOV 11, 2013
En varm alkoholrig barleywine. En sød meget maltet øl, der mangler lidt finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerBaboon (1591) - FINLAND - NOV 9, 2013
Pours copper with white head. Aroma is caramel, alcohol and ripe fruits. Flavour is sweet, caramel, alcohol and a little bitter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
MrHangover (2524) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber pour, no head. Aroma is horrible, rotten vegetables and died yeast. Roadkill aroma, so is the flavor. Really bad this is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fantti (712) - FINLAND - NOV 9, 2013
Kaatuu lasiin kauniin kuparinruskeana ja kirkkaana, sormen paksuisella ja hyvää pitsiä jättävällä vaahdolla. Hajussa on pääosissa makeaa siirappimaista ja karamellista maltaisuutta, alla on selvästi vähemmän pihkaa ja tuoretta ruohoa sekä vielä vähemmän tuoretta sitrusmaisuutta että tummempaakin hedelmää. Maku on hyvin pihkainen ja siirappisen makea. Karheaa puumaisuutta, sitrusta ja sitrushedelmän kuorta löytyy myös. Suutuntuma on melko humaloitu, mutta runko pitää sen ikään kuin piilossa ja humala työntyy tasaisesti suuhun. Runko on melko täyteläinen ja yllättävän kuiva. Pieni yllätys, kun odotin todella makeaa elämystä, mutta runko ja humalointi tuntuu olevan todella hyvin tasapainossa. Ei nyt tyylin kärkipäätä, mutta laadukkaasti tehty "ohraviini".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hermod (3307) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2013
33cl bottle from Alko. Poured clear amber, thin white head. Malt, sugar, booze, caramel. Quite boozy taste with malt, sweetness, mild toffee notes. Long warming, boozy finish.

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