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Burton Bridge Bramble Stout

Brewed by Burton Bridge
Style: Stout
Burton-on-Trent, England


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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle Conditioned year round. Cask; Mainly in Winter, with occasional Summer brews.
Brewed as Top Dog Stout with the addition of blackberry juice to add a faint sweetness. Winner of many awards including the S.I.B.A National Bottled Beer of 2005.
Colour: Black.
Nose: Strong chocolatey aroma with a hint of fruit.
Taste: Full-bodied with a smooth bitterness.
Hops: Challenger.
Malt: Pale & Chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyobon (1315) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2016
(Bottle) Pours black with ruby hints with big pale grey brown head. Interesting aroma - yeast with blackberry and smokey hints. Medium body with generous carbonation. Taste develops significantly. Starts tangy and fruity with some flinty notes. The fruitiness drops away and some smokey burnt and bitter notes develop for a long finish. Unusual, interesting but a bit intense.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7844) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 24, 2016
Cask at the Wellington, Birmingham. Poured a clear reddish dark brown with a bubbly off white head. The aroma is light roast, some blackberry. The flavour is moderate liqourice bitter with a light watery, slightly dry tart fruit palate. Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (1115) - SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2015
(Bottle from Trickling Tap in Grantham) Opaque black stout with a reddish tinge and a thick bubbly, off-white head. Aroma is light and fruity, presumably the blackberry. Flavour has that blackberry flavour as an edge, off-setting the main flavour which is chocolatey malt. Quite a rich beer too which is nice as sometimes the fruity ones can end up feeling a bit ’thin.’ The fruit is perfectly balanced too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (1914) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
Cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. A deep brown to black colour with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, sweet blackberry, chocolate, some coffee and a little sourness. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate, blackberry, maybe plum, subtle coffee and again, some sourness. Medium bodied and a smooth texture. A smooth, fruity finish. A nice stout with roasted malt, bitterness and some fruit sourness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (10879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown nose is roasted, fruity, taste is thin, sweet roast, light fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBlueSky93 (524) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Sweet from the Blackberry juice, roasted malts, chocolate and a slightly milky, lactic touch. Lovely!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18744) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle on the train during the Isle of Wight Jolly. Pours rich brown with a creamy khaki head. The aroma has light diaper, tangy dark malts, grapes. Light sweet flavor with mild brett infection, slight roasted malts, dried and leathery fruits. Light bodied with average carbonation and creamy texture. Nice, lightly bretty finish with soft earthy bitterness, cocoa, leather and burnt grass. Good one, albeit perhaps not altogether as intended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
On cask at Congress, Longton - 3/10/14. Pours black with tan head. Very smooth easy drinking stout with hints of coffee and cream. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (17251) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle on the IOW Jolly Day outward train tasting, thanks to JF, 24/08/14. Light black/extremely dark mahogany brown with a well appointed tan covering. Nose is soapy, light malt, faint berry fruits, not great. Taste comprises red berry fruits, dark malt, light roasted tones, faint cocoa, tangy fruit, lactic tang. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. Pretty average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (2907) - DENMARK - SEP 6, 2014
Train bottle. Dark brown close to black with a medium sized diminishing tan head. Lots of berries, dark malts, hay, grass, brett or wooden earthy? Light/medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, medium sweet and light bitter. Soft and pleasant, easy going.

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