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Hawkshead Brodie’s Prime

Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: Porter
Staveley, England


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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask & Bottle Conditioned; Regular.
A dark, ruby brown, rich, complex beer with aromas of dark chocolate, treacle sweet flavours, roasted bitterness and a surprising fruitiness from a medley of English and American hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (5653) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2016
Large sample at the 4th International Beer Swap, De Bierboom, Brugge on 5th Feb 2016. Dark brown with a decent and lasting off-white/beige head. Malty nose and flavour with a hint of dark chocolate in both the aroma and taste. Gave my taste buds a break from heavy alcohol brews on the night and I thank whoever brought this to the table.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (1224) - CROATIA - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle; pours dark brown with a beige head; aroma is slightly sweet with chocolate and some roasted malt, coffee and dark fruit hints; taste is sweet with chocolate, dark fruits, roast malt, and a little coffee; finish is slightly bitter chocolate; good stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mecafilo (181) - 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 (307) - - 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 (1806) - 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 (1454) - 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 (1190) - 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 (9251) - 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 (3478) - 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)

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