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Brains Craft Brewery Boilermaker

Brewed by Brains
Style: English Strong Ale
Cardiff, Wales


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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Boilermaker is a copper-coloured IPA brewed with Ben and Tom from Thinking Drinkers. Brewed with Chinook, Simcoe, Cascade and Willamette hops and matured with Penderyn whisky infused oak chips in casks from the distillery, the arts of distillation and brewing combine to create an epic Welsh IPA adorned with a fragrant citrus aroma, a touch of spice with hints of vanilla and a warm whisky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DoctorHU (135) - UKRAINE - NOV 24, 2015
The smell is very interesting with tropical fruit flavor plays a complex bouquet notes of cream, pastries, candies and light honeys. On the palate, citrus acidity, dense sweetness of ripe fruit, shaded by tropical fruit acidity, notes of apricot jam, strong delicious bitterness, the game between the peel, wood and apricot pits. The finish is soft berry-fruit acidity, herbaceous slips momentarily, and then a very long stretches of wood with a slight hint of bitterness on needles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werthergoethe (214) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 20, 2015
В аромате запах виски, немного карамел& Впрочем, аромат не столь сильный. Во вкусе легкая карамел& горчинк& Легкая кислинк& Вкус также не слишком ярок

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (5013) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Pours mahogany into a shaker. White head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Toffee, vanilla and pit fruit aromas. Soft with sweet oak and vanilla upfront turning dry and more oak in the lasting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sigmund (5986) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 12, 2015
330 ml bottle, from a cornershop in Cardiff, drank it too warm in my hotelroom. Copper colour, moderate head, slightly off-white. Strong sweetish aroma, malts, caramel, whisky, oak, some hints of fruity hops too. The flavour is sweet and malty, with notes of caramel, whisky and oak - but the 4 American hops are hardly noticeable, just a slight fruitiness, and minimal bitterness. Not an IPA this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
martin00sr (1808) - Haderslev, DENMARK - APR 3, 2015
Clear copper, small airy white head. Malty aroma with hints of wood. Flavour has caramel and peppery, boozy wood. Lively carb, bitter and sourish finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martin243 (947) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
330 ml bottle poured into a Hoegaarden snifter at home. Orange marmalade and raisin aroma. Fruit and nut toffee flavour with a hint of medicinal lozenge. Juicy palate. Better than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (2004) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle a dark golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy citrus some fruits and hops flavor malts spicy citrus fruits some earthly and bitter hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4021) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2015
330ml bottle from Tesco, Whitletts Road, Ayr (nearly 11 months beyond the recommended drinking date) - clear deep amber brown, thin off-white head, toffee, malty, hint of nuts in the aroma, no lacing, rich toffee malty flavour with some spiciness, carbonation good to high

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2440) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
part of my 2013 backlog, bottle from sainsburys. Dark amber colour with a large white head. Flavour has malt, spice, citrus zest, grapefruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (388) - - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle received as a gift. Whiskey element is faint but that's ok because it's still a nice tasty beer. Struggle to reconcile it with an IPA but good all the same

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