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Thornbridge Hall Evenlode With Blackberries

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Thornbridge Hall Evenlode With Blackberries
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Formerly brewed at Thornbridge
Style: Porter
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Cask & Bottle, special;


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (2041) - WALES - SEP 14, 2013
Bottled Sep 2011. Poured into tulip. Black with a little scummy head. Some sherry in the smell, blackberry. Mouthfeel is medium, slightly foamy. The blackberry is less noticeable in the taste. Roasted barley, slight tartness, yeast is hardly perceptible, slight orange, some coffee. Nice porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29848) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2013
Cask at ACBF 2012. A dark brown beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of berries, chocolate, malt, caramel, and chilis? The flavor is sweet witth notes of roasted malt, caramel, berries, leading to a dry and lightly tart finish where the berry note lingers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (3246) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle@home from drinkstore
dark brown with grey-brown head, Soy sauce, blackcurrants, treacle, tobacco, blackberry flavour, fruit, tarry, rich, chocolate, a wisp of smoke, sharp finish, gentle carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2271) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle @ Hallamshire House, Sheffield 041112
Dark brown, ruby edges, some chestnut brown, thin tan head
Aroma - sweet blackberries, light sherry, wee bit spicy, slight sweet coffee, soft roast
Taste - fruity blackberry malts, bit of chocolate, bit of port, slight sourness
Palate - medium carb, thinnish body, Dry finish
Overall - I prefer the cask version to this bottled version which is also a LOT more expensive

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2342) - Crestview, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Dark brown pour with some red highlights. Small, creamy tan head that sticks around as a nice layer, plenty of lacing. Chocolate and black malts, with a coffee aroma and big hints of fruit. Fruity sourness up front with a nice creamy sweetness of malt, some chocolate. Nice sweet finish with a hint of bitterness. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1575) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2012
Dark porter without foam. Notes of choclat, raisins. Also a little bit roasty. The blackberries add a special fruity taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerCast_Rich (1892) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2012
[330ml bottle, The Bottle Shop, Canterbury] Pours deep burgundy brown, with a thin, off-white head. Interesting to compare to regular Evenlode, which I loved on cask. Very similar – the rich, sweet mocha element is there, nutty and with some faint raisin. On the finish, the blackberries do come out – they are quite mild, but definitely in evidence. Really enjoyed this. On balance, I’d still prefer the original, but both are excellent [22052012]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
Bottle from the Brewery, Bakewell, Derbyshire consumed at Bacup, Lancashire, Friday 06.04.12 in company of Loz, Nigel, Katy, Mark & Kathy at the Bacup Coco-Nutters weekend. Tangy and fruity with a definite blast of hedgerow fruits, not sure that I would have instantly got the Blackberries but knowing they are there you do tend to notice the impact that they have. Touch roasty and just plenty of dark fruits also showing, decent beer with a great tang. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov15 3.7

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2012
Colour: black
Smell: irony, thin, cold coffee, irony
Taste: start is anise, raisins, seet bitter, hops, yeast, some candy sugar, end is semi-dy with bit sweetness

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2012
In bottle at Craigs. Pours a very dark brown colour with a fair tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasty malt and caramel. Similar flavours with just a hint of blackberry. Mild carbonation and bitterness with lingering burnt toast and blackberries again. Lovely!


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