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Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
South Stoke, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"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.


3.9
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6620) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Pours a light amber color with a small white head, thin but persistent lacing. Fruity nose. Fruity taste as well with notes of grape, peach, plum, and banana. Alcohol notes are noticeable but subtle. Brandy-like quality to the taste. Sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (10198) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2008
500 ml bottle. Finland. Aroma caramel toffee. Very nice for a such a high ABV beer. The flavour is a nice mixture of toffee/caramel and warming alcohol. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber/copper with thin fizzy quick to disappear ivory head. Aroma: Raisin, prune, tinned peaches in syrup, liquorice, syrup, floral, toffee, cherry, marzipan and vinous. Taste: Medium sweet, low/medium sour and low bitterness. Palate: Thick coarse texture, medium body, average carbonation, lingering dry liquorice, syrup, fruity sweet finish with a sourness and burnt caramel. Ending alcohol warmth. Comments: Very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8031) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2012
50 cl bottle vintage 2008 @ home, BBE 16.10.2011
Aroma has rather lots of raisins, some toffee and alcohol. Also some ripe fruits like apricot and hints of moldy cellar. Flavour is sweetish with apricot, raisins and some warming alcohol. Also hints of moldy cellar in the background. Nice and warming!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Joealpizar (23) - - DEC 24, 2012
Powerhouse and will lay you out. A sweet smelling amber color beer. Wyane nj (12-24-12)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerheart65 (1388) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
Dark clear copper with just thin layer of foam on top. Aroma is highly malty with dark bread, dark ripe fruits, bit caramel, apples. Thick oily feel, full body, sweet with warming alcohol and bit bitterness, low carbonation, really malty with long malty finish. Bit too much alcohol but nice deep palate and bit nuances also.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (13612) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle [thanks to dEnk] @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Slightly hazy dark orange color, small beoge head. Smell malts, overripe fruits, sweetness. Taste malts, overripe fruits, sweetness, some alcohol, lightly sugar. Heavy malty. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Quite decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (5270) - 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)


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