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Parish Baz’s Bonce Blower (BBB)

Brewed by Parish
Style: English Strong Ale
Melton Mowbray, England


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned. ABV has varied between 10.0% and 12.2%. Also known as BBB.
Britain’s strongest traditional beer in a bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2440) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle from Metro wines, Leicester. Deep brown colour with no head. Aroma peach, stewed fruity. Taste sweet and fruity, big alcohol finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (2133) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
On cask at Waggon & Horses, Halesowen. Pours mud black brown with a tan head, ABV 13.3%! Very smooth boozy stout. Drinks lighter but I have to say you do feel like your bonce is being blown!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (3148) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2014
Dark red amber with no foam at all. Aroma of caramel, some toffee, little smoke. Taste licorice, some caramel, some spice, herbs, complex beer. Warm glow in aftertaste, alcohol there. (Velp 201406)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1380) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours out dark reddish brown and has a large head when I was expecting nothing. Huge malty aroma, Christmas pudding, berries, chocolate, tobacco. Taste again is malty, chocolatey, fruity. Quite oily and syrupy on the tongue. Some burn crops up at the finish but it doesn’t feel as strong as 12%. Great aroma, and certainly more drinkable than I expected, but feels a bit unbalanced on the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (11946) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Cask conditioned at Leicester Beer Festival ’14. Very dark brown with off white head. Peachy alcohol, plums, fiery and quite harsh initially but then smooths out. Lasting alcohol. Phew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
NWAF 24 Jan 13. Smaksprøve påspandert av Charlotte & Jan. Thanks! Svart. 0 skum. Sherryaroma. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken er søte plommer & mandler. Alkoholen veldig godt kamuflert.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2014

Cask (gravity) @ NWAF 2013, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

ABV: 12%. Clear dark black brown color with a small, virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, coffee, dark berry - fruit, buzzy - alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, alcohol, dakr chocolate, dark roasted, heavy. Body is medium to medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20130124]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2013
Thanks to fonefan og Charlotte for sharing a glass with Finn and me at NWAF ’13. Gravicask. Deep and oily content, rosewood coloured body. Rum, sherry and bread to the nose. Taste of burned sugar and dark berries, rather port-like. Long-lived, mid-sweet ending with warming alcohol. Full bodied. Perfect as the last beer before we left the festival on its second day (Manchester, 24.01.2013).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
gravity at NWAF.Rich vineous port and sherry aroma. Soft subtle smooth on the tongue. An absolute treat for the senses and proof that high strength beers needn’t be those that hit you between the eyes straight away. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (5188) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2012
Before BrewDog came along this was the strongest regular beer brewed in the UK (could still be, I don’t know what BrewDog actually brew on a regular basis): I had it at the brewery tap many years ago and never thought I’d see it again. However our paths crossed: it was available at a beer festival I attended on 17 Nov 2012, so I had a hand-pulled half pint as my night-cap before I left the fest. Dark brown and thick looking, with a poor excuse for a head on top. The aroma wasn’t as fruity (strawberries) as I remember from my first encounter with this powerful and exceedingly sweet brew. The nose on this half was all about sugar, roasted brown sugar (on toast) with red berries just about making an entrance behind the sugary wall. The taste is all brown sugars with those berries, again with some toast presence: small sips are the order of the day with this brew and each sip seemed to have more alcohol in it than the last one. If you don’t like syrupy sweet beers this isn’t for you, but I liked it and was really glad I’ve had a chance to have another after all these years.

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