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Hawkshead Brodies Prime Export

Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: Imperial Stout
Kendal, England
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Our original ruby brown premium beer, Brodie’s Prime, brewed to export strength and bottle conditioned to create a rich, complex, strong dark ale. English Maris Otter malted barley, dark malts and a medley of English and American hops produce aromas of dark chocolate, treacle sweet flavours, roasted bitterness, a surprising fruitiness and a long dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5538) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Atlanta, Ga. - Hop City - 500 ml bottle. Deep dark black pour, off-white head, no lace. Strong aroma of molasses and brown sugar. Flavor of licorice, molasses, some burnt notes. Sweetens as it warms. Nice, thick rich mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
ChainGangGuy (4373) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
16.9 ounce bottle - $5.49 at Lucky’s Beverage World in Woodstock, Georgia. Appearance: Basic black body capped with a frothed, thinning, beige head. A little, lightly frothy lacework. Smell: Burnt, tar-like roasted black malts, hints of weed stems, some yeast, black licorice, and dark fruity esters. Taste: Black malts yielding an upfront creosote, chary taste and then it’s all downhill from there -- burnt chocolate, lacquery licorice, dark fruit. Grimace-yielding, burnt finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall: Absolutely dreadful!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4171) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Fruity, UK ale aroma with some darker notes. Goes to a powdery nose. Clear, ruby black-brown. Big khaki head. Bitter, dark malt, astringent, fruity. Moderately sweet. Medium heavy body. Keeps its carbonation well. Sticky coffee aftertaste. Thanks to PorterPounder.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (3304) - Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Pours a deep, opaque coffee brown with a respectable light tan head. Mocha aroma has an overtone of molasses with a touch of miso. Notes of coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, molasses and miso flow over the tongue, and leave a bit of hops in their wake. Texture is firm, smooth, fairly fizzy - not quite what I expect with an Imperial stout, but still good ’nuf. Roast malt & coffee finish has a little bitterness, rounding out a rather nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scottishchris (178) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle from bottle shop in Keswick. Pours very dark, no head. Slightly woody coffee and ozone nose. Ashy mouthfeel, quite highly carbonated. Sweet finish. Bitter liquorice and dark chocolate. Like this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
leebotton (195) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
Strong bready, malty liquorice aroma. Tastes like chocolatey marmite. Very yeasty, overpowering dark, nearly coffee like flavours. Very bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle. Sweet malts and dark bread on the nose with hints of molasses. Pours dark amber. Sweet bread with molasses and hints of piney hops and hints of earthy peat. Very earthy not a bad beer but pretty light for an imperial stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbruner (2315) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2014
Cask at Classic City Brew Fest 2014. Pours a deep brownish black with bubbly tan head. Aroma is big on the bitter dark chocolate with hints of roast, earth, and a bit of a metallic twinge. Taste follows, a bit too much earthiness and the booze is more prevalent than I would want.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10958) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Cask at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Pours black-brown with a frothy, khaki head. The nose has bit of iodine, burnt wood, dark cocoa. Medium sweet flavor with torched barrel, dried dark fruits, scorched earth, baking cocoa. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes with more dark, bittersweet chocolate, burnt earth and wood bitterness, a bit of chewy leather, dried fruits, ash. Pretty decent stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (3862) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Cask @ Angel, Manchester. Black with a thick frothy head. Strong tasting with a wild bushy floral aroma and taste.

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