Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
South Stoke, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, - 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.)

lokis333 (574) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - SEP 13, 2017
Very deep gold colour almost amber with small off-white foam. Aromas sweet dried fruits, plums as well as some sweet aromatic malts and sweet jam. Palate, medium to full body with smooth lightly carbonated texture leaving light warming finish. Taste, slightly boozy and warming reminds of one sake and has malty notes with a light touch of fruits. Overall, okay not bad, strong but not rocket fuel, drinkable.

nuplastikk (6453) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2017
11.2oz bottle. Filtered dulled orange-copper body. Thin, soapy off-white head. Drinks along the lines of Samiclaus...big and ruthless. Boozy. Not much hop character. Unique and fun to sample, but overall a pretty unimpressive offering. Not so far removed from horrible Eastern European Strong Ales.

MarkoNm (2933) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - AUG 21, 2017
Pours slightly hazy golden, topped with almost no head to speak of. Sweet malty nose, woody with vanilla, quite some dry fruits and whisky. Sweet and slightly boozy, dry fruits presence, spiciness in the finish. Light bodied and quite boozy.

lello4ever (1192) - ITALY - APR 5, 2017
Color Arancio senza schiuma. Al naso liquorosa, sembra un vinsanto. Leggera Carbonazione, corpo pieno ma alcol non esagerato.

Ernest (7819) - 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 (1591) - 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 (3489) - 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 (4011) - 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 (3643) - 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 (7066) - 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.

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