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Hawkshead Brodie’s Prime

Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: Stout
Staveley, England


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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mecafilo (159) - Perugia, ITALY - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours with a reddish dark brown colour, medium sized rocky off-white head. Aroma is medium malty, with notes of chocolate, roasted malts, fruit (berries), vanilla; slight notes of coffee; medium hoppy, with typical English hops aromas. Elegant, and quite strong. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter. Not as elegant as the aroma, but not bad. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anfractuosity (277) - - OCT 1, 2015
Dark brown in colour, very enjoyable.........................................

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1763) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
500ml Bottle from Hawkshead Beer Hall - Near black body, bit of a reddy brown tint, thin white head. Nose is roasted malt, smoky wood cinders and freshly ground coffee. Taste has a bitter-sweet quality to it, a bit of dried fruits, toast, followed by a roasty-bitter aftertaste. A little thin, but I’ll forgive it. Enjoyable stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (962) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2015
Cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. A deep brown colour with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, spicy blackberry, some liquorice, slight fruitcake and subtle smoke. Taste of spicy blackberry, some roasted malts, raisin, slight chocolate, subtle liquorice and a little tartness. Medium bodied and a smooth texture. A spicy, fruity finish with subtle roastiness. More of a porter than a stout but interesting flavours. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
beer-yum (989) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ragnampiza (751) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (7810) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, fruity nose, taste is light chocolate roast and bitter fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (3155) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanEric (1136) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (512) - 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.

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