Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Traditional Ale
Bakewell, England


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RATINGS: 450   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 18/20
Mesjasz (276) - Lodz, POLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Pite rok temu. Butelka 0,5. Kolor/faktura - w szkle, czarny jak smola. przy brzegach pod swiatlo mozna zobaczyc wisniowo-brazowe refleksy. faktura gesta, oleista, przypomina dobrego RISa. wysycenie lekkie do sredniego, idealne dla tego piwa. Piana - swietna, brazowa, bardzo drobna. utrzymuje sie dlugo. oblepia scianki szkla. Zapach - ciemne i suszone owoce, karmelowa slodycz, palonosc. Smak - gorzka kawa i czekolada, kwiatowosc, nuty owocowe, palone slody, spora slodycz od miodu ale i alkoholu ktory lekko grzeje w gardle podnoszac tylko pelnie piwa. Na finiszu lekka goryczka chmielowa, ale nie zalegajaca. Piwo jest naprawde rozbudowane, spokojnie mozna go traktowac jak dobrego RISa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (2577) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
75cl bottle @ the 11th Shrewsbury Bottle Share, Feb 15. Pours deep dark with a plummy aroma. Oily mouthfeel with chestnut honey and ripe plums in the taste.. a touch rubbery. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4972) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Shared on 17 Feb 15 in Shrewsbury. Almost black colour with a tanned topping, 100ml each. Roasted malts in the nose with dark fruits, semi-sweet dark chocolate and wood esters. The taste followed along the same lines, woody and earthy in equal amounts with an alcohol kick from the first sip. Good body depth and far too easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1813) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2015
The beer is dark, almost black with generous brown head. Aroma is rich with notes of dark and dried fruits. Lots of toffee, chocolate and burned carmel. Lots of honey in taste. The sweetness is strong and syrupy. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. The beer makes me think about a Stout with strong honey flavors. Still different and of the kind. Delicious but difficult to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (1061) - Rīga, LATVIA, LATVIA - FEB 1, 2015
Huge beer! Moderate roasted intense maltiness, coffee and choco presence makes me to think I am drinking decent imperial porter like stout. Bit licorice, nuts, dark fruits, right amount of hops for balance, quite herbal bit citrusy, mostly lemon. Moderate sweet with bittersweet finish. Highly enjoyable indeed. Thou nothing extraordinary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (4930) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Black colour with a brown head.
Aroma: Liquorice, malt, fruit, vinous, raisin.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, liquorice, fruit, raisin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niko100 (2284) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, hazelnuts, dark chocolate, dark fruit, & some espresso; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel/honey, dark chocolate, espresso, and dark fruit; Warm finish; Nicely balanced & complex; Wow - surprised by this one - delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joakgust (1141) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle. Opaque black brown beer with a large brown head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, molasses, licorice, vanilla, chocolate, wood and herbs. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, toffee, chocolate, molasses, licorice and coffee, honey and nuts. Wow, outstanding flavor!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zinneke (145) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2015
Very complex aroma; coffee, chocolate, bread, honey, berries, booze, yeast. Taste is also quite interesting. Some dried fruit, biscuit, coffee, caramel,.. a bittersweet sensation that ends quite dry. Excellent beer, real craftsmanship

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Simonsen (866) - NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Svart oljeaktig, lotw karbonert. honning, noe røyk. Preg av eik og rødvin. Meget god

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