Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Traditional Ale
Bakewell, England


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RATINGS: 512   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Batavi (354) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2016 Tijdens bierproeverij, uitgeschonken in Struise BD degusteerglaasje. Diepe zwartbruine kleur, met kleine beige schuimkraag. Geweldig imposant aroma, met tonen van honing, bruine gebrande suiker, chocolade en nootachtige tonen, zoethout en wat turf. De smaak lijkt zeker wel op een Imperial Stout, en dan nog een hele goeie ook. Licht zoet, en aardachtige tonen van chocolade, honing en noten zelfs iets rokerigs van turf en tabak zit in het smaakpallet. Zachte carbonatie en een olieachtig mondgevoel, met een lange licht gebrande finish. Een zeer goed bier, zat helaas in een klein proefglas. Ga ik zeker nogmaals kopen voor een verdere beoordeling. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moebbels (727) - FINLAND - SEP 15, 2015
A clearish cola black body with a quickly settling dark brown head. Nose has intense aromas of chokolate, coffee and sherry-like oxidation. Taste is sweet and slowly advances to a lingering smooth bitterness. Low carbonation and rich, sticky palate. The alcohol is very well hidden. This is quite nice and well made, maybe a little one-dimensional, though?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikkos (306) - FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Mmmh right. This is probably a beer with the most flavor I've ever tasted. Dark cola colored, almost black beer with an infinite beige head. Looks perfect. Aroma is full of different dark notes, coffee, salty licorice, leathery and vinous, smoked malts, dark bread, ripe fruits. Taste is dark malty, smooth and and leathery. Salty licorice, coffee. Very very smooth, full of flavor. Finishes with nice smooth bitterness. 100% in balance. Awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sdaniel90 (940) - Mexico City, MEXICO - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle, 500ml. Opaque dark brown, almost black, with a frothy brown head. Rich musky, complex aromas: dried fruits, caramel, dark chocolate, nuts, alcohol. Medium to robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Rich and creamy. Exquisite roasted and dark fruit character with a fiery alcohol and bitter finish. A magnificent ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Percy0103 (653) - MEXICO - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle, 500ml. A pitch black beer with a medium size brown head. Aroma is of dark chocolate, caramel, nuts, coffee, a hint of honey and maybe cinnamon. Taste is bittersweet with a slightly alcoholic finish. Dense with some carbonation and astringency. Impresive character of chocolate and spices. Strong and long lasting aftertaste. A truly exceptional beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sinfull (1453) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Pours black with medium-sized , beige head. Aroma of chocolate , honey , roasted malt , raisins. Same notes in rather sweet taste ;light , roasted bitterness in aftertaste. Awesome !!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hikeg (271) - - AUG 14, 2015
Pours dark coffee brown with medium creamy light brown head. Good lacing. Malty aroma - nuts, chocolate, toast, pudding, alcohol. Medium hops with notes of grass and resin. Medium yeast aromas with notes of slight meat and basement. Notes of cocoa, tobacco and cappuccino. Medium sweet, bitter rather dry long finish. Body is medium, palate is velvety, carbonation is soft. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
langeveld12 (440) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2015
Pours an average light brown frothy head that mostly diminishes. Body is black. Aroma contains moderate malts (dark bread, hay, roasted and burnt malts, molasses, chocolate, coffee, nuts), moderate hops (resin, herbs, citrus fruits), light yeasts (dough, barnyard) and grape, raisin, plum, honey and licorice. Flavor is ligh acidic, then light acidic, sweet and light bitter, followed by sweet and bitter and finishing in bitter. Body is full with syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Great bear for a winter evening. Full bodied, subtle and enough complexity to make it better than average. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (3683) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Aroma: toasted malts, caramel, alcohol. Appearance: black, medium, beige, creamy head. Taste: light bitter and sweet. Palate: bitters intensify, toasted malts intensify, caramel, toffee, turning quite dry in the finish, full body, soft carbonation. Overall: very nice Tradional Ale, full bodied, immensely complex. Bottle from Wittich Weine und Biere, Olten.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (10970) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2015
Draught @ Haand Ølfestival 2015, Drammen
Pours dark brown/black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, hint of coffee and hint of alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, malty, roasted and chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

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