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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Traditional Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Abio (1630) - Waasland, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2013
Very dark reddisch brown like black in the glass. A bit hard to smell. Roasted malts, some wood and liqour. Not bad at all! Nice surprise. Good coffee at the end. Had to play a bit with the score for this one, cause the smell and looks didn’t match the taste for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1528) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
Pours a black beer with a tan head. Smells coffee and chocolate. Tastes sweet, bourbon. Thick body, sticky texture and a low carbo

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShivanDragon (1802) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
@Borefts 2013
amber/zwart met bruine kraag
aroma: honing, caramel, mouten, fruit
smaken: honingzoet, sterk, bourbon, vanille, hout, zeer goede smaken, afdonk zoetig, vanille, mooie complexe body, goed bier !

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3623) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2013
bbf 13 pours black, no real foam . smell is light bourbon . taste is sweet, bitter backbone. some chocolate , soft carbo . good

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4298) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
Sampled draft @ Borefts 2013. Black with no head. Nose is huge sweet honey, thick, sweet, thick caramel, malts, oak, chocolate, coffee,… Taste is thick sweet brown honey, NZ honey, sweetish malts, huge vanilla, thick chocolate bars, thick malts, oak, coffee, faint bourbon. Very creamy. Bit less complex than the regular version. Luckily even thicker & richer flavour here, wowza, lived up to the awesomeness I expected.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (3812) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
Borefts 2013. Poured medium amber with minimal head. Aroma of honey sweetness, caramel malt. Full body, flavour of vanilla smooth sweet berry fruit.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (2389) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
@Borefts. I usually don’t like beers with honey, but this one was amazing. The use of bourbon results in a delicious smooth flavor of vanilla.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (6724) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 29, 2013
Draught at Borefts, 2013. Black with lace. Smoky, spicy nose, honey, coffee, cocoa. Interesting spicy flavor, coffee, chocolate, honey. Complex and tasty, with vanilla and spicy honey and a bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
langeveld12 (255) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2013
At Borefts 2013. Complex beer with sweet fruits, honey, oak, booze but also some bitterness all well in balance. Great!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (7691) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Had this at Borefts, Beer Festival, De Molen Brewery, Bodegraven, Netherlands, Friday 27th September 2013 Pours black, totally black as yer ’at black. An already great beer with a nice twist, I cannot say that I prefer this because the original is a superb beer, but this is good really good, the dark bitter honey is blunted ever so slightly by the barrell ageing which unusually because of the massive flavours of the base beer finds its usual overpowering tendancies reined in. A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov17 4.1


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