Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
South Stoke, England
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 448   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. Alls well that ends well, surely, but still, the reporters wanted to know...it takes its toll, doesntt 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.

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   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: Canals, 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kleg (140) - The Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Clear amber pour with a small white head and fair retention. Tiny bit of lacing. Slight flavor of caramel before the alcohol takes over completely. The flavor isnt bad but 10.5 ABV is just too damn strong. Dangerous elf. Probably tastes better if youre already blitzed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rubbishystuff (2421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Had at Xmas eve 2016. Malty but not syrupy ends a little bitter. Ok Stuff, Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BBHansen (869) - Kge, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2016
Tap @ Hugos w friends/Don, Puddel etc. Appearance: pours clear amber with limited off-white soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: toffee, alcohol and light fruity notes. palette: medium alcoholic and malty aroma, average carbonation, medium body, distinct sweetness, unbalanced by a light to medium bitterness, average duration to long and an oily texture. Overall: way to sweet and 1 dimensional

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jenner707 (74) - DENMARK - NOV 13, 2016
Golden Amber beer, smells like caramel and Oak. The aroma is dominatet by the Oak cask, caramel, malt and alkohol and last all the way through the sip. The taste has very Small hints of fruit, malt and alkohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (11922) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2016
Bottle at home, bbe 25/9/16. Pours golden amber, nose is caramel, toffee, marzipan, oak, taste is sweet, toffee, marzipan, rich, not bad,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beer_queue (122) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Appearance: Transparent, medium brown/amber; thick, rich head with medium lacing. Nose: Light fruits, caramel, wheat bread, bitter honey, a little bit of hops & booze in the background. Taste: Very sweet on arrival, the booze comes through during the development, but quickly finishes with a balanced hoppy bitterness & honey sweetness. The hops at the end arent too overwhelming either. Once warm, though, the malts are more apparent, but the alcohol is greatly intensified and stays all the way through the finish. The sweetness is also transformed into a more citrus sweetness. Mouthfeel: Full body, medium carbonation, very dry finish. Overall: Its good, thats for sure, but this isnt a light beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wiedrzensky (836) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours is orange clear with thick, unstable white head. Aroma of malts, apple, winous, toast, fruity. Solid malty background, medium finish, touch of bitter notes. Heavy body, oily texture, light bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mice (886) - FINLAND - AUG 3, 2016
Kirkas, kuparinvrinen olut pienehkll ja nopeasti katoavalla vaahdolla. Tuoksu runsaan maltainen ja karamellinen, hieman marjainen ja aavistuksen alkoholinen. Maku maltainen, karamellinen, viljainen ja hieman hedelminen ja mausteinen. Alkoholi puskee aika vahvasti lpi lmmitten. Suutuntuma korkeintaan keskitytelinen. Jlkimaku alkoholinen ja kielen pll mausteisen sek alkoholisen poltteleva. Ei tm ohraviini nyt ihan jalkoja alta vienyt, toki jos useamman ottaisi niin varmaan nopeastikin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (1677) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2016
cognac i smagen, let sprit, ikke meget humle. En rigtig fin l som helt klart skal smages.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gorgosh (458) - SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2016
rlighet varar lngst och kallar man brygden "criminally bad" och lever upp till det r det konsumenten som ska ha dumstruten. Ett gigantiskt alkoholverslag som mest troligt jagats fram med socker i bryggningen r ett recept p fiasko. verst och spritig, vilka malt- och humletoner som finns mste det till en blodhund fr att utrna.

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