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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (12007) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 24, 2008
courtesy of oh6gdx - clear amber colour, little elusive foam; aroma of passion fruit and lichee with some notes of alcohol; oily and strong malt body; sweet and deeply bitter with a long malty, fruity and hoppy finish followed by a warming alcohol touch

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (8108) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Very nicely balanced ... wow! crazy well hidden alcohol ... a wad of cookie dough ... pleasing aroma, makes me want to trounce a maitre de ... dark maple syrup smell .. one of those beers that makes you wonder if the abv is truly what they say .. sweet plum, sugar flavours .. not a bad effort!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gary (1889) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2010
A really classy Barley Wine . I enjoyed this ale and felt great .I tried to ponder the complexty and all that but mostly got a rich , buttery malT character and abundance of fruit esters like peach. This is good shit. HAPPY HOLIDAYS in June.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BitchPls (763) - FINLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Red beer with a brief and minimal head. Lots of sweet sugared/canned peaches on the nose. Full bodied. Oily. Lots of caramel and dried fruit. Very lovely brew for slow drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5612) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Hazy amber colour with a small off-white head. Smells barley, malts, hops, sweetish, nice. Tastes barley, malts, slightly hoppy, sweetish, some caramel.. Lovely. Medium to full body, soft carbo, round feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
erling1000 (597) - - DEC 20, 2014
A copper coloured Barley Wine Style Ale with high white head. Aroma is vineous, malty. Taste is bitter and light sweet. Pretty strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle from Spotted Cow 151015. Another "Elf" beer that hits the spot. Looks good, smells good and tastes good. Not much more to say really.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Pours amber honey w/ medium semi creamy froth that slowly reduces to a shallow layer of spatter w/ lacing. Aroma of malted sweet cherries and greens. Full nectar w/ soft residual effers. Theres a defined malty sweetness upfront w/ flavors of cherries, caramel apple, pear, sugary leather, and a pinch of tobacco between the cheek and gum makes you feel ok. Theres also a salt rock flavor I catch after the swallow. The finish is long and sweet but not sickening w/ a burning bitterness to patch things up. Overall: sweet w/ complex flavors. Pretty easy to drink. I can taste the alcohol but it does’nt bother me. Highly recommended.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6840) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Sampled from a 16 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark golden color with a large white head. The aroma was rather pleasant mix of sweet caramel and ripe fruits. The flavor was sweet and fruity with elements of caramel and molasses. The finish was very long, sweet and fruity.

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