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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Traditional Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4128) - 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 (3461) - 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 (2267) - 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 (6559) - 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 (238) - 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 (7538) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sarauckelman (199) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2013
Extremely dark, with a clear fresh aroma. Does not taste as thick or as dark as it looks. Good, though with a slight unidentifiable taste at the end. Does not improve as it gets warmer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zer0 (1132) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2013
Cask @ BBF 2013. Pours Almost black. Aroma is fruity, smooth, chocolate and raisins. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Full bodied, soft carbonation and a long smooth finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8523) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2013
Draught @ Borefts 2013. Opaque black color, virtually no head. Aroma and taste malts, roasted malts, lightly alcohol, nice firm bitterness and subtle bourbon. Medium body and carbonation. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14652) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2014 Cask at demolen... Deep black.. Thin tan lacing... Sweet roast... Big chewy malts... Honey nutsnose.. Dark fruits... Plums... Honey nuts Lightest bourbon... Cask at the hanging bat... Deep black... Small tan head... Soft chocolate roast... Dark malts nose... Massive bourbon... Soft coconut... Dark roast... Toffee fruits... 3.9


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