Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
South Stoke, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 435   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2007
Bottle... Crystal clear amber in color with a pillowy white head - lots of lace. Aroma is very sweet with a strong nose of cane syrup. Flavor is very floral, sweet, almost cloying. There is a strong appearance of alcohol especially towards the finish. A very decent barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4587) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2008
Bottle. Amber and very clear.As you would expect there is a strong presence of alcohol which hits you as soon as you start drinking. Malty and full bodied. To be treated with respect. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Style & glass: BWSA, Snifter 16.9 fl oz x 10.5% ABV = 177.45 / 60 = 2.96 beers * 150 C = 444 calories (est.) Available at: Canal’s, Lawrenceville, NJ for $5.80 sweet, syrupy aroma, deep brown body under a white head, quickly dissipating, cloying, syrupy, sugary, unbalanced, blunt mouthfeel, Slightly unrefined for the style. Blunt, dull, and hammering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2010
Bottle. Dark amber with small whitish head. Sweet, plum, alcoholic but good. Low on hops but rich in malt. Caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 2, 2011
Bottled 50cl. It pours a beautiful bright clear light amber beer with a small creamy nicely lacing light beige head. Marshmallow, peach, white chocolate, candy floss, fudge, almonds, alcohol and lychee showing up in the nose which is remarkably interesting and unique. Full bodied. Very low carbonation. Syrupy. Warming on the swallow. Not much bitterness. Sweet. Leafy. Slight fennel and cinnamon reminiscence in the finish which is a bit short. A beer with plenty of character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7744) - 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!

   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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (2118) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2013
Plum, raisins and dried fruit on the nose while taste is plum, sugar, dried apple and caramel. Quite nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerheart65 (1135) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (11367) - 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.

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