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Magic Rock Bearded Lady Pedro Ximénez BA

Magic Rock Bearded Lady Pedro Ximénez BA
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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Imperial Stout
Huddersfield, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Bearded Lady aged on Pedro Ximénez Sherry barrels. Available at CBC 2014

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11893) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2015
Borefts Beer Festival 2015. Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of licorice, dried fruit and cherries. Sweet roasted flavour with licorice and fruit

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
goozen (3488) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2015
Tap at Borefts 2015:Black colored brew with an mildly sweet bitter taste, hints of chocoloate, vinous and vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1273) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2015
Tap at Magic Rock’s Rainbow Project launch. Solid black. Ring of tan head. Aroma is bold and fruity. Red grape and apple. The barrel really shines here. Taste is sweet chocolate fudginess with plenty of sherry. Slightly leathery and dry at times. Very good but my least favourite BL variant so far. Just a bit too sweet and heavy going.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1779) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 23, 2015
Tap. Pours black with beige head. Small head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, roast, dark chocolate and vinous notes. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, dark chocolate, vinous notes, and some wood. Overall: very nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (4203) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 19, 2015
Tap. Lovely deep brown almost black color. Huge size, thick brown head, stays. Sweet, chocolate, woody, alcohol, toffee in aroma. Nice deep roast, chocolate, vanilla, woody, t. Packed with complex flav. Long lasting sweet chocolate aftertaste. Soft carbonation. It made me go wow at first, but end is too sweet and sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (814) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 15, 2015
Had it on tap at the Speakeasy by Põhjala (€ 7 per 33 cl). Black colour, thick beige head with good retention and thin but thick lacing. Vinous notes and marmalade on the nose, also black plums with a bit of alcohol (especially as it’s warmed). Sweet rum cake taste with roasted malts and dark fruits, chocolaty, some bitterness in the finish. Dryish on the palate. Sherry notes perhaps yes. Overall the alcohol is quite well covered by the sweetness. Not bad but not impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (11488) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 11, 2015
Keg (Speakeasy, Tallinn)
Smells of chocolate cake and sherry trifle. By Knuth, that’s sweet. Given that the alc% is higher, they may as well have just thrown in a couple of bottles of sherry for all we know. Wet barrels are fake and gay. Bizarrely liquoricey and sweet taste, a curious combination. Reminds me of the liquoricey deserts I had in one of the wanky restaurants I went to last year. What are the symptoms of diabetes? I think I can feel it kicking in. The ordinary Bearded Lady was oppressively sticky, this takes that to a whole new level. Sweet, sticky, slick, and even slimey palate. Designed for thimble tickers, that’s for sure. Sweet sugary liquorice in the finish too. Very simple beer, and a metric fucktonne too sweet for people who like their beers to actually attenuate. The FG of this is higher then the OG of many kinds of beers that I like drinking. That said, it’s not actually unpleasant. Ticked, but I still have 80% of the glass left :-(, better book myself a bed in the diabetes ward...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (1455) - GREECE - MAY 9, 2015
From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, Green session. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, some coffee, dark fruits, cherries, wood, alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (16776) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2015
Draft at Churchkey. Opaque brown color, almost black, beige edge head. Aroma o plums, prunes, chocolate, vanilla. Taste is fruity, roasty coffee and vanilla. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (11659) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Keg at The Westow House, Crystal Palace, London. Very dark chestnut with tan head. There is a deep chocolate maltiness alongside a wine like port flavour. Sweet fruitiness with a liquorice, tarry aside. Good, deep palate. Really very decent.

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