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Thornbridge Bracia (Bourbon)
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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Traditional Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014

Cask (gravity) @ 5th Borefts Beer Festival 2013, Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.

Clear dark brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, chocolate, coffee, wood, alcohol - bourbon, earthy - honey notes, peat notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, peat, wood, chocolate, malt bitter. Body is medium to full, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130927]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31169) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
From tap. Pours hazy brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma toasted malty, bitter and light herbal. Toasted malty and liqourice. Bitter and dark malty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20714) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2013
Cask at Borefts Bier Festival 2013. Black coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and light roasted aroma of dark chocolate and caramel with notes of bourbon. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate with notes of bourbon. Roasted finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2013
27th September 2013
Borefts Beer Festival 5. Day 1. Opaque dark brown beer with a residual pale tan head. Palate is smooth and a little dry. Slightly perfumed dark malts. Little alcohol spice. Minerals. Light dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (13912) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
Tap @ Borefts Beer Festival, 2013. Pours black with a small white head. Bourbon, roast, coffee. Vinous and slick. Smooth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2013
Cask at Borefts BeerFest 2013. Black - offwhite head. High malty, ok bourbon, coconut, tartness, wooden, fruity, vanilla, oak - lots of oak, dark chocolate, nice malty, burned malts, low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11086) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2014
At Borefts Beer Festival 2013. Dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of chocolate and dried fruit, with boubon notes of coconut and oak. Sweet chocolate dominated, malty flavour with weaker hard roasted notes. Warm and vineous alcohol in the finish. Great balance

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2013
Cask. Pitch black coloured. Light brown head. Aroma. Caramel, roast, coffee, liqourice, brown sugar, oak and light vanilla. Flavoour, Caramel, herbs, vanilla, bourbon, roast, some coffee and vague liqourice. Medium to full bodied. Ends roasted bitter with a bourbon touch.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (9344) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 27, 2014
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2014)
Huge coconut oil aroma, some plastic aspects, some perfuminess. Even more coconut in the taste, this is like drinking sun lotion. The oily coconut never goes away, but the beer is drinkable. Did get some wafts of hot alcohol later. More annoyingly, I get smells of piss even later. Hard to believe this was the same cask that the rest of the Finnish crowd had, not sure why they’re being wowed by pissy hand lotion.


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