Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
South Stoke, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 434   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.

Zaprozdower's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zaprozdower (66) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Pours a very clear, amber with a small, light tan head with heavy lacing. Aroma is toffee with very little hop character. Tastes sweet but not cloyingly so; reminiscent of a Dopplebock due to very little hop character in the taste and aroma. A smooth and enjoyable Barleywine, but is something of a one trick pony with its malt essence not being balanced by hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madchemist83 (202) - USA - NOV 21, 2015
Caramel, burnt sugar, bread notes. Slightly cloudy with white head. Smooth and malty for such a potent barley wine. Decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (8414) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2015
Draught @ Fermentoren Aarhus. Pours golden with a small offwhite head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, some wood notes, sweet fruit. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramell candy, light wood, dried fruit, alcohol. Medium to full body, soft carboantion, sweet finish with warming alcohol. 051115

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
llkc (867) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2015
duft: svag malt duft sødlig. æble lidt æblejuce agtig smag: sød maltet appelsin honing sirup. var eftersmag. nelliker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Desverger (5070) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2015
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - Amber reddish pour with white head. Aroma and taste dark fruits, malty, caramel, vague spices, watery. ---Sent via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (8980) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2015
From tap at Taphouse. Clear amber colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, alcohol, spice and fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (4534) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (15354) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle shared at chriso’s Easter 2015 tasting - London. Thanks to Daniel. Pours clear amber with a creamy white head. The character is dominated by caramel, toffee, doughy malts and butterscotch. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Sugary finish, warming, with more toffee and butterscotch. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElCapitan22 (299) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Pours a nice amber color, with no real head retention or lacing. Smells malty and of molasses. Tastes sweet and malty as well. It’s not the best barleywine, but it’s palateable. Not a fan of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VamboladeTolly (922) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle @deTolly, Tartu. Pours orange almost no head.Aroma is sweet, caramel, bread, berries, rye. Taste is sweet, caramel, alcohol, berries, slight candy. WTF is this? Medium body. Me not like it.

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