Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Traditional Ale
Bakewell, England


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RATINGS: 430   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Bottle conditioned;
Bracia is the Celtic name for a beverage brewed in Iron Age Europe with reference found on a Roman inscription at Haddon Hall,Derbyshire. Little is known about this except it was high in alcohol, brewed with cereals and, most probably, honey. Thornbridge’s Bracia has been infused with a generous amount of dark and bitter Chestnut Honey. This was sourced by Head Brewer Stefano Cossi from Beekeeper Onelia Pin in the Alpine foothills of North East Italy. Aromas are of chestnut, honey, cappuccino, white chocolate, dark fruits, vibrant fresh peel. The mouthfeel is velvety and rich, with notes of coffee, chocolate, liquorice and hazelnuts with warming alcohol, cocoa and a little peat in the finish. Malts: Maris Otter, Brown, Munich, Dark Crystal, Black, Chocolate, Peated and Roasted Barley. Hops: Target, Pioneer, Hallertau Northern Brewer and Sorachi Ace. Bracia can be cellared for up to one year, maybe longer. Its flavours will evolve so why not enjoy the experience of opening a bottle every once in a while.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (2276) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle. Beeches of Walkley, Sheffield. Clear, dark chestnut brown. Bubbly, tan head settles to a persistent, sticky halo. Earthy, woody, massive dark chocolate. Treacle. Booze. Lots of the chestnut honey. Very rich. Lesser notes of nuts, and floral, slightly green hops. Taste is richly sweet, turning earthy, burnt bread crust bitter. Heady, warming, chewy, smooth palate. Very full, and slightly oily. Finishes long, roasty, earthy bitter. Lovely. Suits cask dispense better, but that doesn’t come round too often.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (1660) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
Pours a pitch black beer with a good tan head. Smells malts, honey, rye and caramel. Tastes malts, rye and honey. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (1622) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede mooie bruine kleur. Ruikt vanille, crème, beetje koffie ,tikkeltje alcohol. Smaakt bitterzoet, vol, vanille, crème. Beetje koffie en iets bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edsspoon (714) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle - deep black with a very dark brown, large foamy head which stays around for a good while and gives some good lacing. Aroma of cocoa, roast malt, a little grass, some plum and a light sourness. Taste of cocoa, chocolate, roast malt, treacle and earth. Medium bitterness on the finish. Some hints of orange and vanilla. Thick body, medium carbonation. Very rich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gad905 (199) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines. Pours dark brown, cream tan head dies quickly to ring and patches. Nose of honey, roast nuts, slight smoke, chocolate. Tastes sweet dark honey, vanilla, roast, ash, quite heavy bitter, cacao, nuts, some earthy bitterness too. Rich, full body, creamy slick feel, moderate carb, long nutty bittersweet honey finish. This beer is remarkable. Very complex, far more than my words above can do justice to, and unique, even among braggot-style ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hohops (463) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Appearance is very dark, almost black, brown tinged at the base. A foamy, fluffy, tan coloured head which settles down. Aroma- complex. Blackcurrant, raisin, nutty, vinous, port notes, cocoa hints, malty. Taste- also very complex. Chocolate, nutty, almonds, marzipan, dark cherry, an understated honey sweetness, vanilla hints, bitter, lingering finish, some booze but well hidden. Really excellent.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nicke80 (233) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
500 ml bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours black with nice brown head. Sour roasted aroma with sweet coffee taste. Great beer with very nice balance. Loads of coffee and cocoa. Nice chocolaty aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
conway (1908) - - DEC 18, 2014
Draft. Black with a tan head. Lots of smoke, coffee, chocolate, honey, earthy notes and a touch of vanilla at times. Very complex but a little abrasive at times.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HULK777 (459) - - DEC 16, 2014
Fruity aroma, with hints of strong coffee and chocolates. Complex taste of nuts, coffee, nougat, orange fruit, and white cheese.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LomYst (615) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2014
Dark chocolat espresso... fark sugR abd oak.a..awesome aroma...taste is cakelike s weet with lots of off flavoours lik we caramel and coffey.. great...

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