Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
South Stoke, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 402   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 hes ever been" Claus took a thoughtful sip of a most warming red ale. "Perhaps sanity is over-rated...Ho,Ho,Ho!"

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tide (3634) - 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 (286) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (12488) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle sampled at THT. Pours clear dark golden with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, toffee and a touch of overripe dark fruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maakun (4935) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle t THT. Clear golden with small white head. Sweet malts, lots of alcohol, honey, cardboard, bitter chemical herbs, poop, chicory, rotten bitter herbs. Quite sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied with soft carbo and alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (9924) - Doncaster, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2015
33cl bottle shared at October THT. Thin creamy white head. Clear light amber pour. A decent barley wine

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swanmann (751) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 26, 2015
2014 vintage: Dark amber orange, fairly vigorous pour resulted in a thin layer of tan suds that linger for about a minute. Smells a bit like bourbon, alcoholic, toffee, apricot and syrupy fruit. The taste is about the same, muted alcoholic burn, caramel with a subtle toasty bread crust flavor, finishing with some sweet fruit. Medium bodied, slightly syrupy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blackisle (2412) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle 33cl. (2014 vintage ale). Clear medium amber, small frothy off-white head, mostly diminishing, light lacing; sweet malt aroma, dried fruit, loads of caramel, honey, brown sugar, bit alcohol; taste heavy sweet, medium bitter, sugary, caramel, alcoholic; full body, oily to sticky texture, soft carbonation, aftertaste strong resin-like sweetbitter, sugary, alcoholic; not well-balanced, sweetness overpowers all the rest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niller (1648) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle from Voldby. (2013 Vintage). Pours clear golden with an off-white head. Taste is sweet malts, fruits, caramel, alcohol. Oily texture. Full body. Sweet warming finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (14659) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2015
KRS 131214. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is peaches, malt, hop. Flavour is sweet, malt, hop, alcohol, pine, orange, peaches, alcohol, caramel. Full body. OK beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (5460) - Florida, USA - APR 24, 2015
Poured an orange color with aromas of fruit, caramel and some spice reminiscent of a holiday mead. Flavors match the aromas with aromas alcohol boozy aftertaste. Not much in flavor just booze and light caramel and some sweetness.

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