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Hawkshead Brodie’s Prime

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Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: Stout
Staveley, England

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & Bottle Conditioned; Regular.
A dark premium beer with an unusual medley of flavours. It is rich and malty with a roasted stout-like edge, yet also light and dry with spiciness and fruit, from the blend of hops: Exuberant American Cascade restrained by traditional English Fuggles with a touch of Bramling Cross.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ragnampiza (747) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - FEB 22, 2015
500 ml bottle from Les Vignerons. Very dark red/copper, quite clear, with a big, fluffy, forever lasting light beige head. Extremely interesting nose: quite sweet and roasted initially, clean and inviting notes of milk chocolate, vanilla and toffe, but then a rich fruity and hoppy presence (esp. candied oranges) become more and more evident. The first sip almost scream black IPA, despite the aroma the sweetness is almost non existent, it’s not too bitter and the two different components (roasted malts/hint of coffee and hoppy/resinous) works decently well togheter. Very smooth mouthfeel, rather high drinkability. Fruity and roasted aftertaste. Soft carbonation, medium body, slightly creamy texture. Unusual indeed, but in a good and interesting way.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (395) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thin, light brown head. Roasted malt aroma with notes of liquorice, dark fruit and coffee. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, liquorice, dark fruit and dark chocolate with a smooth, dry, bitter coffee finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (2775) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2015
Clear dark ruby, light brown lasting lacing foam head. Light coffee arome, leather tones. Bitter tste, some fruite notes, lsating bitterness, God beer. (Manchester 201501)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3656) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle, from Morrison’s. Red-black, thin short lived white head and gentle condition. Buttery caramel, low chocolate powder, fruity berry and a suggestion of flowery hops in the nose, pleasant roasted bitterness initially in the mouth with a gentle fruitiness and some hop notes, finish is roasted and fruity with low hop resin lingering

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (3780) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 1, 2014
On cask at the Beer Hall in Staveley. Appearance - close to black but with some red chink Nose - not much chocolate but a hint. Very earthy with delicate smoke. Taste - dark chocolate and earthiness again. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a decent finish. Overall -

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nick_B (3) - Basingstoke, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014 does not count
Poured dark amber with smells of chocolate. Tastes of espresso and chocolate to start with bitter note and spices to finish

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (6203) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, fruity nose, taste is light chocolate roast and bitter fruity finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (3890) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2014
Very dark brown colour. Flavour has lots of roasty malts. Roasty bitterness without a burnt taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanEric (1122) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2015
Cask at the brewput Hawkshead. Reddish to brown colour wih a small white head. Aroma has some coffee and chocolate. roast malts in the flavour with a slight bitterness, nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
beer-yum (804) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 3, 2015
Restrained aroma in a reddish black pour. Flavour is similar (restrained) in a light body with hints of coffee and chocolate.


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