Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Traditional Ale
Bakewell, England


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RATINGS: 456   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Bottle conditioned;
Bracia is the Celtic name for a beverage brewed in Iron Age Europe with reference found on a Roman inscription at Haddon Hall,Derbyshire. Little is known about this except it was high in alcohol, brewed with cereals and, most probably, honey. Thornbridge’s Bracia has been infused with a generous amount of dark and bitter Chestnut Honey. This was sourced by Head Brewer Stefano Cossi from Beekeeper Onelia Pin in the Alpine foothills of North East Italy. Aromas are of chestnut, honey, cappuccino, white chocolate, dark fruits, vibrant fresh peel. The mouthfeel is velvety and rich, with notes of coffee, chocolate, liquorice and hazelnuts with warming alcohol, cocoa and a little peat in the finish. Malts: Maris Otter, Brown, Munich, Dark Crystal, Black, Chocolate, Peated and Roasted Barley. Hops: Target, Pioneer, Hallertau Northern Brewer and Sorachi Ace. Bracia can be cellared for up to one year, maybe longer. Its flavours will evolve so why not enjoy the experience of opening a bottle every once in a while.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - APR 7, 2012
Masterful brew - classic Thornbridge: at once both defining and redefining a style. Rich and heady with the honey packing a punch. Not an imperial stout but a clear traditional ale. Not much else to say but this is one of the best english regular beers - file in the same category as VIntage Ale etc.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fantti (811) - FINLAND - OCT 9, 2015
Pullo @ Alko. Kaatuu snifteriin tummanruskeana/mustana, noin kolmen sormuisen ruskean vaahdon suojaamana, joka jättää vahvaa pitsiä. Tuoksu on hyvin monipuolinen: tammea, makeaa marjaisuutta, pähkinää, kuivattua hedelmää ja hunajaa on kaikkia hyvin vahvasti. Maussa pähkinä, tammisuus ja leipäinen maltaisuus on vahvinta, heti perässä tulee hunajainen makeus mukaan yhdessä kuivatun hedelmän ja marjaisuuden kanssa. Suutuntuma on hyvin paksu ja täyteläinen, alkoholikin kutittelee hieman mukana lämmittävällä vaikutuksellaan. Runsas ja monipuolinen old ale, todella hitaasti juotavaa tavaraa ja jokaista suullista pitää tarkastella hyvinkin tarkkaan. Ei välttämättä suosikkityylini, mutta tästä ei voi olla pitämättä...todellakin iso olut.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Psytron (1611) - Turku, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2015
Smell of raisins, overripe fruit. Very dark brown colour, high dark brown head. Aroma of nuts, coffee, chocolate, also some tar and licorice. Sweet, also bitter. Very heavy body, slightly viscous texture. Great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beers0mniac (40) - Joensuu, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2015
Pitch black color with beige head. Intense aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel, licorice. Sweet burned and roasty taste with alcohol warmth. Amazing and well balanced beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (4794) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2015
Tap@ Kitty’s. Pours black with an espresso head. Roasted malty aroma, honey notes, burnt wood and raw licorice. Yummy. Flavor has roastedness, sweet dark fruity notes, again that honey like sweetness, nutty notes along with some wood as well. Complex brew. No sign of the high abv. Really good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Batavi (193) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2015 Tijdens bierproeverij, uitgeschonken in Struise BD degusteerglaasje. Diepe zwartbruine kleur, met kleine beige schuimkraag. Geweldig imposant aroma, met tonen van honing, bruine gebrande suiker, chocolade en nootachtige tonen, zoethout en wat turf. De smaak lijkt zeker wel op een Imperial Stout, en dan nog een hele goeie ook. Licht zoet, en aardachtige tonen van chocolade, honing en noten zelfs iets rokerigs van turf en tabak zit in het smaakpallet. Zachte carbonisatie en olieachtig mondgevoel, met een lange licht gebrande finish. Een zeer goed bier, zat helaas in een klein proefglas. Ga ik zeker nogmaals kopen voor een verdere beoordeling. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moebbels (518) - FINLAND - SEP 15, 2015
A clearish cola black body with a quickly settling dark brown head. Nose has intense aromas of chokolate, coffee and sherry-like oxidation. Taste is sweet and slowly advances to a lingering smooth bitterness. Low carbonation and rich, sticky palate. The alcohol is very well hidden. This is quite nice and well made, maybe a little one-dimensional, though?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikkos (306) - FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Mmmh right. This is probably a beer with the most flavor I've ever tasted. Dark cola colored, almost black beer with an infinite beige head. Looks perfect. Aroma is full of different dark notes, coffee, salty licorice, leathery and vinous, smoked malts, dark bread, ripe fruits. Taste is dark malty, smooth and and leathery. Salty licorice, coffee. Very very smooth, full of flavor. Finishes with nice smooth bitterness. 100% in balance. Awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sdaniel90 (574) - Mexico City, MEXICO - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle, 500ml. Opaque dark brown, almost black, with a frothy brown head. Rich musky, complex aromas: dried fruits, caramel, dark chocolate, nuts, alcohol. Medium to robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Rich and creamy. Exquisite roasted and dark fruit character with a fiery alcohol and bitter finish. A magnificent ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Percy0103 (301) - MEXICO - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle, 500ml. A pitch black beer with a medium size brown head. Aroma is of dark chocolate, caramel, nuts, coffee, a hint of honey and maybe cinnamon. Taste is bittersweet with a slightly alcoholic finish. Dense with some carbonation and astringency. Impresive character of chocolate and spices. Strong and long lasting aftertaste. A truly exceptional beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sinfull (1154) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Pours black with medium-sized , beige head. Aroma of chocolate , honey , roasted malt , raisins. Same notes in rather sweet taste ;light , roasted bitterness in aftertaste. Awesome !!!!

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