Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
South Stoke, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 441   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
wetherel (1863) - Cupertino, California, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Why am I doing this to myself? 500mL bottle from Bevmo for $6-7. A little pricey, but it’s 10.5%. I poured it strong and cold, and ended up with a lingering, but small white small-bubble head. The taste is a little bit of booze and long boil hop bitterness. A little medical. Hop aroma is muted. Dry, which almost makes a little sourness present itself. Not good, but at least I get another >10% rating.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dlovell2 (1772) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Amber color with white head. Fruity aroma with pine and a hint of vanilla. Caramel flavor with hint of bananna. Citrus hop flavor and alcohol finish. Think maybe this elf would be better if saved untill next Xmas and given a chance to mellow out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (18250) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2010
Amber color with a quite small head. Aroma from fruits, malt, a bit dry and with alcohol. Fruity apricot flavor, orange, earthy notesand some alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gription79 (2830) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 21, 2012
500 ml bottle. The some is of butter, oxidized malts, caramel, and fruit. It pours cloudy without much head. The flavor is oxidized malts, raisins, caramel, and some buttery notes. Not very enjoyable, I think there was a year of age on this bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marko (4953) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 12, 2012
One of Ogi’s again. Poured a lovely pure amber body with a tiny white head. Malty, fruity grainy full nose, raisins and strong alcohol. Peachy sweet taste, nice, but the alcohol presence is overwhelming, and that’s not something I care for.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (7215) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 18, 2012
Bottled 500ml. -from Presporska Pivoteka ie Cafe Luxor, Bratislava. Clear amber coloured, small off-white head, spicy alcoholic nose. Moderate malty, heavy alcoholic and fruity with mild spicy presence. Sweet and alcoholic finish also. Not bad but one-dimensional.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (16508) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. A small, dense, light beige head sits on top of a more or less clear, dark golden to amber body. The aroma has some notes of higher alcohol, as well as malty sweetness, dried fruits and some pine cones. A bit one dimensional and boozy. That goes for the flavor too. It’s too boozy and lacking on complexity. Dried fruits, caramel maltyness, sugar and alcohol. Full body, some warmth. Overall, too warming and boring. 130119

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zymurgeist2 (1854) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Sweet fusal alcohol aroma with gas and sugar sweet caramel malt. Clear amber, orange with while head that dissipates but has some slight lacing. Flavor is a bit harsh, with some oxidation. Some deeper fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zomba (212) - Nokia, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear amber with thin head. Aroma of hops and alcohol. Taste has malts, hops and clear alcoholic ting. Too sweet for my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (14964) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours orange with off white head. Nose and taste of candied fruit, fuggles, orange peel, brown sugar and old resin. Medium body.

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