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Burton Bridge Bramble Stout

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

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBlueSky93 (22) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11824) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (1176) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (9912) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1700) - Greater London, ENGLAND - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martynhall20 (15) - Hounslow, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle. Large frothy dark tan head, long lasting. Very dark colour, almost black. A sweet aroma of blackberries but also a light smokey smell, the kind that your clothes smell of after a BBQ. The initial taste is sweetness, but its the dry bitter taste that lingers for longer. You can taste the blackberries, but its certainly not overpowering. Good mix of berries and roast flavours. I like this a lot, its a beer with a difference without being other the top.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (4958) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle - Slight sour blackberry and some light roast.  Jet brown with a decent brown head.  Some malty roast, slightly acidic and some yeasty notes.  Interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7375) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle thanks to James during the IoW Jolly. It pours darkest brown with a decent beige head. The nose is roasted malt, toast, earth, mild berry, light acidity and cocoa. The taste is smooth, roasted malt, toast, creaminess, berry, earthy (almost brett-like) and a touch of acidity with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Soft, easy going and very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (3543) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
Cask. Smooth and dark beginning. Bramble-fruity dark hints. Hints of sourness, not too much and easy to drink. Smooth, not too sweetish. Dry with a nice bitterness. The aftertaste is smooth, dry-bitter with roasted hints, still a bit fruity. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (1878) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
Cask @ The Moon Under Water, Wolverhampton before watching Derren Brown. Felt the pump clip was a bit deceiving as I couldn’t detect any blackberry juice whatsoever, and I do like a bit of blackberries in my beer (Offbeat’s blackberry mild is ace). That said, this is still alright. The chocolate malts do have an influence alongside a smooth, moderately sweet easy-drinking quality.


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