Thornbridge Beadeca’s Well (Whisky Barrel Aged)
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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Porter
Bakewell, England


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Cask; Special.
Whisky barrel aged version of our new smoked porter.

gunnar's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (7980) - Sandnes, - OCT 6, 2012
On tap at Borefts 2012. Pours black as Coke with a small tanned head. Aroma of sweet caramel,nuts, coffee and port. Taste is smooth and inviting, light smoke,vanilla,liquorice,tar and leather. Almost flat carbonated. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (5603) - FINLAND - SEP 18, 2014
Cask@gallows bird real ale festival 2014. Dark licorice on nose. Light med body, dry. Slight beef jerky/bbq. Long nice finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Cask at the gin winter ale festival. Aroma is berry fruitys, vanilla oak and hot boozy alcohol. Opaque black dark caramel pour with a halo of light tan head. Flavour is woody, twigs some very smooth roast. Finish has a ton of nail polish remover. Boozy and head ache inducing. Palate is thick and syrupy. With a light carbonation. Tasty enough but too much hot alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (6732) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Cask at The Gun Winter Ale festival. It pours a deep dark brown colour with a medium off-white head. Aroma is upfront whicky and smoky wood. Notes of licorice, coca, vanilla, spices and charcoal. Taste is quite sweet with plenty of whisky, vanilla, wood, pepper, cocoa. Medium to full bodied with good carbonaiton. As Josh said, very balanced yet full of whisky tones. A great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3484) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2014
Cask at The Gun winter beer festival. Pours heavy dark brown with a small tan head staying for the duration and leaning superb lacing. Nose is plenty smokey with loads of chocolate, spice, aniseed and a touch of of bourbon focus. Hints at balance. Taste focuses on vanilla chocolate with a nice dry and oaky feel to it. Huge cocoa forward beer. Very robust with a bourbon spice kick on the finish. Works nicely. Insanely good balance. Probably one of the most balanced barrel aged beers I have ever had. Very good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (14073) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 27, 2014
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2014) (6:4+:6+:4+:14+=3.4++++)
Medicinal menthol aroma. Nice black, small loose head. Soft palate, a little flat. Simple rich roast in the taste. Only fills out in the finish. Also better as it warms, so maybe good as a slow sipper, even though it has no sign of alcohol at all. Which means that it’s a nice sweet roasty glugger too, if that’s your thing. Smokiness took a long time to appear. Whisky nicely well in check, provinding a feel, but not a taste, of the barrel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Finwe (434) - Grankulla, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2014
Cask @ Gallows Bird, Espoo. Black beer with a tan head. Aroma of sweet molasses, chocolate and coffee. Mildly smoky flavour with bitter hops. The finish has hoppy tones reminiscent of East Kent Goldings. The brochure says this version has 8.3% alcohol by volume.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (6493) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Cask@ Gallows Bird, Espoo. Almost black, thin brown head. Licorice, tar, dark fruity notes, mild smoky notes. Flavor has smoke, licorice, wood, alcohol, makt. Long, smooth, roasty finish. Excellent stuff.

- beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (10625) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Cask at the Gallows Bird, Espoo, Finland. Black colour with a small light brown colour head. Whiskey sweetness, berries, hops, paper dryness and sugar in the aroma. The flavour is roasted malt, hoppy bitterness, alcohol, spices and whiskey. Quite likeable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erasmus_ro (2539) - Alabama, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Cask @ Gallows Bird, RAF14. Pours pretty much black with a small, large-bubbled, beige head though there are some traces of a proper, small-bubbled blanket in there as well. Aroma is quite peaty, somewhat smoky, liquorice, roast. Taste is roast and chocolate, huge dose of salty liquorice, tar and some peat, some smokiness. Quite full, somewhat carbonated, definitely not flat. Good, even great perhaps, just not my cup of tea tonight. Funnily enough, the description at the bar promises 8.3 vitamins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (5733) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
Cask at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Real Ale Festival 2014. Colour is black with small slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Hints of whisky, coffee and roasted malts. Thin and salty.

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