Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
Reading, England
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Erasmus_ro's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Erasmus_ro (1308) - Alabama, USA - JAN 26, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2014 Cask @ Gallows Bird RAF 2013. Pours a copperish auburn. Aroma is dried fruit and caramel, quite sweet. Taste follows along the same lines though drier. Palate is full.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnRMurdoch (3244) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 1, 2014
330ml bottle present. Hazy amber brown,not much head. Sour resin barley aroma. Barley sugar flavour. Watery with sickly sweet aftertaste. Not my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
highlandlad (1416) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2014
Mediocre English barley wine but still hit the spot on a cold night. Thin corona, golden body. Strong aroma of bitter oranges, plus butter and bread. Flavour dominated by Cointreau and alcohol. Minimal hop presence - almost verging on malt liquor territory here. Sweet and boozy. Guilty pleasure for mine - I like it more than the overall package probably warrants. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars.)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ClubGonzo (3993) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Nose is pale malts, grains, mild boozy notes, maize, hints of bread and straw. Taste is pale malts, alcohol, red berries, mild caramel and hints of bread. Medium body and carbonation. Terrible barley wine, really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (8790) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle:Deep golden, small - but stable and lacy - white head; a touch of alcohol in the sweet pale-malty (to honeyish) nose, a bready touch detectable; moderate sweet flavour, some subdued bitterness detectable, medium bodied; sweet pale malt, alcohol and shy hops in the warming finish. Quite an easy-drinking barley-wine…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7142) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein minimal trübes dunkelgoldenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig süß, holzig, Dörrobst, alkoholisch. Geschmack sehr malzig, fruchtig, süß, Honig, holzig, leicht alkoholisch brennend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8464) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2014
(bottle, 33cl) Slightly hazy, deep golden colour with a short and slightly tanned foamy head. Slightly molassy malty aroma with notes of dried and candied fruits, also sourish, slightly vinous fruity accents, caramel and fusels. Sweet and delicately bitter flavour, full bodied with a soft carbonation. Caramelly malty taste with lighter fruity and mildly spicy notes, sweet malty and delicately bitter finish with floral, if not perfumed notes retronasal, a touch of booze and caramel, as well as traces of caramel in the aftertaste. Strange and slightly unclean BW, but still a likeable brew. 05.VI.14

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stuu666 (2122) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden amber, sweet toffee, caramel, dry, fruity, bit too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (2960) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle. Golden, hazy, small and fully diminishing head. Moderate to full, malty - lightly grainy and sugary sweetish aroma, some caramel and light dark fruits, light herbal hoppyness and faint alcohol. Body is medium to full, malty and sugary sweetish flavor, some caramel and light fruitiness, light - some herbal hoppyness, light alcohol. Finish is average, malty - lightly grainy and sweetish, some caramel and light fruitiness, some herbal hoppyness, light - some alcohol. BW with caramel and decent bitterness. Not big fan of the style, but this one is not overly too sweet (with help from 10% and bitterness).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martinrumsam (510) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
Bottle. Clear orange gold with small white head Notes of honey and hint of pine in the aroma plus alcohol. Taste is very sweet again honey syrupy. Very smooth faintest sign of carbonation only. Ok but not distinguished.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
McNeillR (1140) - SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
Still orangey amber, ringed lacey head. Messy banana and rubbery roasted sweet nose. Tapered sweetness, oily and odd fruitiness. Rusty caramel, tinny oxidised. Soft enough for a Barely Wine, first few corners taken light a frothy blonde before a burned darning booziness.

Bottle, Cheers Stu666, April Not So Fools Tasting

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