Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Traditional Ale
Bakewell, England


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RATINGS: 364   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 7, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks DSG.Pours opaque black with a brown head, aroma is roasted, peat, vanilla, meat, spices, chocolate, nuts, flavor of chocolate, nuts, brandy, alcohol, bitterness, medium to full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wihlan (203) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2014
Sammetslen Ale med brända toner och kaffearom, känner lite lakrits som smyger i bakgrunden. Ljusbrun skumkrona som försvann ganska snabbt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (1049) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours black in colour with a stable brown foam head and aroma of roast malts, bitter chocolate, dark fruits, treacle, honey. Rich complex sweetish taste fruity dark peaty malt, chocolate, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, coffee, nutty, warming bitter and boozy. Silky smooth mouthfeel, full bodied, soft carbonation, powdered chocolate finish with some peaty & alcohol notes. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Derbeth (261) - Kraków, POLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Black, with brown head that does not last long. Aroma is dark chocolate, heavy roasted, raisin, some alcohol (does not disturb), some peat (especially on the finish), a little bit of honey when warmed. Not sweet, but not very bitter as well. Overall, tasted like an Imperial Stout. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
murran (99) - - MAR 29, 2014
Pours a dark brown coffeelike body with a really thin head. A rich aroma and a taste full of coffee tones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Linnet (1088) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2014
Basically sweet and roasty tar. Flavourful as few beers, but this is potent stuff. I have had beers with much higher ABV, but something in this balance made it very hard to get down, very sweet underneath the roastiness. Still worth a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franzen (269) - SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2014
Intense chocolate and toffee aroma with some roasted notes
Black with thick beige head
Taste start chocolaty sweet but quickly turns to intense bitterness full of roastiness and coffe. Really great long lasting bitterness
Full body with average carbonation and pretty texture
Very rich and intense beer. Really nice for a long sitting, could do in smaller volumes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkam (120) - POLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours almost black, nice head. Aroma is dominated by the peated malt, but there are also notes of roasted malts, chocolate and honey. In taste there are flavours of peated and roasted malts, dark fruits and honey. Beer is full bodied, low carbonation, low bitterness. Very good, well balanced beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamTheBarrel (376) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2014
500ml brown bottle, poured into a snifter glass. Appearance is opaque nearly black dark mahogany, with a medium sized mocha colored head, with good retention. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate and rye sourdough bread. Flavours of chocolate, rye sourdough bread, honey, roasted malts and muscovado. Taste is light-medium sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied, creamy texture and average carbonation. Overall a great well balanced and flavorful Imperial Stout like beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivnizub (8722) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle(@KrisWines, British Empire):Literally black, mid-sized stable tanned head, flavours of a dry english strong ale (dry fruits, ashes, caramel and port-wine) with a solid bitter honeyish touch and well detectable touch of barnyard ( or ((horse)) stables); solid bitter-sweet flavour, full bodied, velvet MF; roasted malt, ashes, caramel, nuts, portwine and barnyard in the finish. Very good stuff…

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