Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
South Stoke, England
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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lello4ever (987) - ITALY - APR 5, 2017
Color Arancio senza schiuma. Al naso liquorosa, sembra un vinsanto. Leggera Carbonazione, corpo pieno ma alcol non esagerato.

Ernest (7694) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2017
Bottle (2015 vintage). Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is light to medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), trace hops (stale apricot), with light notes of alcohol, sherry, candy sugar. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic, lightly to moderately astringent. Pretty disappointing...not much aroma, and what is there is pretty simplistic. Watery and thin (for the style), boozy, and rather astringent in the mouth. It’s quite hard to find good barleywines, and this is sadly no exception to that rule.

LazyPyro (1204) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2017
330ml bottle, vintage 2015, bottle #31828. Pours crystal clear amber colour with a white head. Aroma is boozy, sweet malt, dried fruit, vinous. Taste of sweet malt, dried fruits, alcohol, spices. Mouthfeel is smooth, very boozy though and there’s some alcohol burn, feels stronger than 10%, not an easy drinking beer. First barley wine I’ve tried so can’t say if this is a good or a bad one but I don’t think it’s a style I’d drink often.

Lilja (3159) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2017
Flaska från SB, 2015 vintage, flaska nr 14114. Smak och doft av torkad frukt som russin, aprikos, fikon med toner av honung, marsipan, äpple, läder och brunt socker. Fruktig, bra balans, fin sötma, sherry känsla, bra beska. Mycket gott redan nu och hade troligtvis blivit ännu bättre om jag haft tålamod att vänta. Mycket gott.

Vignale (3825) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2017
Flaska från SB, 2012 vintage, flaska nr 461. Klassisk engelsk barley wine som väcker minnen av Thomas Hardy eller J.W. Lees klassiker utan att kanske nå riktigt dit. Välmogen med väl integrerad alkohol och sötma. Mycket honung, fat, dessertvin, sherry, torkad frukt, läder. Riktigt gott.

mzaar (3460) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2016
Flaska. Vintage 2012. Flaska nummer 9295. Klar orange med ett medelstort aningen smutsat skum. Den här ölen har mognat väl. Den tidigare stickiga alkoholen har helt försvunnit, allt har blivit så mycket rundare och lenare. Det har blivit ett riktigt bra öl av detta helt enkelt. Toffee, läder, frukt, nötter och trä finns i både doft och smak. Jag önskar att jag hade sparat ett par flaskor till.

wlajwl (6806) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2016
Aroma is English yeast, malts and dark fruit/tobacco. The flavor is dark fruit, mild tobacco, malts and a medium sweet/slightly tart/warming alcohol finish.

tfredvik (1941) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2016
Crystal clear, pale amber body with a small, short-lived, off-white head that doesn’t leave much lacing. Malty and strong aroma of caramel, overripe generic fruits, dark dried fruits and alcohol, with citrus, anise seeds and other spices in the back. Strong flavour of boozy alcohol, caramel, overripe generic fruits, dark dried fruits, anise seeds and pale malts. Moderate sweet taste followed by an aggressive, grassy and quite heavy bitterness. This is definitely not a US barley wine.
[33 cl bottle, 2015 edition bottle 23698, from Systembolaget Gårda, Göteborg]

willisread (3342) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Bottle pour at Shelton Brothers. Boozy nose with orange marmalade showing bold. Balanced and smooth on the palate with the alcohol better hidden. Dry on the finish.

Borup (14484) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2016
Sample from a bottle at DØE 2016. Clear amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, dried fruit, sweetness, spice, sweetness and bitterness.

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