Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
South Stoke, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
Bottle conditioned, Special;
Imperial Red Ale
"My goodness", muttered Claus, recalling his visit to the Institute, "the restrictive outerwear, the padded room-even padded Christmas tree ornaments. Horrifying! Yet the little chap seems happier than he’s ever been" Claus took a thoughtful sip of a most warming red ale. "Perhaps sanity is over-rated...Ho,Ho,Ho!"

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jpkeskinen (491) - FINLAND - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle. Quite alright. The taste is very sweet and at the same time rather strong. Doesn’t look too good though.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
djoeye (3835) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2015
Look; fawn top, clear amber body. Aroma; syrup, apple, artificial sweetness. Taste; bitter syrup, alco grains - finish whiskey in bread. Palate; sticky. Overall; glued. [33cl br btl abv11.2%, bb15.10.25, B@Alko] ....when do I learn, never barleywine....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Psytron (1950) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2015
Smell of nuts. Copper colour, minimal head. Flat carbon. Half bitter taste. Aroma of alcohol, oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackBeerPG (365) - Darien, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Taste had big boozy barley malts with some hops. Golden in color, clear, with nice delicate lace. Medium to full body, big warm finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madchemist83 (262) - USA - NOV 22, 2015
Aromas of caramel and alcohol, slight bread and sweet tea notes. Not really imperial red ale .. cause it’s not red. Golden with white head that persists for some time. Closer to imperial pale lager, has that assertive Heineken like crap hops, almost like old hops. Sweetness at the end. Body and bitterness helps to cover mediocre malts. Average at best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tysongillmore (362) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
milewide (2079) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Sweet and boozy! Hops are missing. $3.99/11.2 ounces at World Market makes it expensive IMO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dermi (1130) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2015
2015 Vintage. 33 cl, bottled. Pours clear amber with minimal/no head. Aroma: Fermented aroma, caramel, notes of pines. Alcohol. Taste: Quite sweet, some bitterness. Alcohol in flavour. Malt, bread. Syrupy. Tones of nuts. Palate: Near medium body, quite thin and sticky feel. Average carbonation. Metallic notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tide (3019) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle from Alko. Copper color, white head. Bittersweet taste with citrus, raisins, malts, resin, hops and alcohol. Bitter finish with citrus, malts, resin and alcohol. Ok brew, but the alcohol is too noticeable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hikeg (271) - - NOV 5, 2015
Tiny, white, fully diminishing head, virtually no density, virtually no lacing. Normal, medium amber body. Moderate malty aroma, with notes of cookie, molasses and caramel. Light hoppy aroma, with notes of perfume and orange. Light yeasty aroma, with notes of dough. Notes of banana, bubble gum, apple and pear. Moderate sweet, moderate bitter and light acidic initial flavor. Average, moderate sweet, moderate bitter and moderate acidic finish. Medium body. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Heavy alcoholic, light astringent, metallic finish.

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