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Thorogoods Billy Bs Dark Malted Apple Beer

Formerly brewed at Thorogoods of Burra
Style: Fruit Beer
Burra, Australia
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
A lovely apple beer has been compared to Black Velvet. One customer described it as Bloody Beautiful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4304) - SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle 75 cl, 2011 vintage. Pours clear brown black with a nice brown head. Aroma is acidy sour sweet honey some acetone funky. Flavor is sooo good, balanced sweet sour malty apples funky honey acetone, too bad I donít have more bottles.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jinroh (1207) - ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2014
Thorogoods Apple Beer Dark Rated on June 7th, 2014. Aged version, thank you jonno! Pours dark brown, nice head and leaves some great lacing. Aroma is just mind-blowing, hitting your face with old apples, some stronger malt backbone, and apple cider. Taste can be described by tanginess, mouth drying citrus, sour apples, a velvety blanket wrapping around it and resulting in something that is decadently enjoyable. Mellowed in some ways but still sour until the end. I will remember this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ComradeK (1109) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a cloudy deep ruby, verging on black, with a small off-white head, which dissipates fairly quickly. Serious, weighty oak notes mix with port, aged balsamic vinegar and hints of dusty apple skin to create an odd but appealing aroma. Hints of cider tartness up front soften into a softer apple schnapps flavour. Charry oak, port and the sweetness of aged balsamic vinegar, tempered by a little acidity, fill out the mid-palate, whilst the finish is drier, with apple and spice notes. This is definitely a unique beer (cider? Iím not really sure where it fits), but a pretty masterful effort as well. Highly enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonno (2489) - JAPAN - JUN 7, 2014
4 or 5 yrs okd. Phenomenal. Huge sour malt nose .like a fine sherry or port. Lots of apple. Thick body reminds me of le coq or an imperial flemish red. Twisted, rich and decadent. Residual sweetness with the tartness. Phenomenal.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2013
This was my pick of the Thorogoods range. Beautiful colour, flavours and balance. I am annoyed I only picked up 2 bottles. Well worth a try if you see it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours cloudy dark brown with a short, fluffy khaki head. Upfront aroma of toffee apples, caramel malt, brown sugar and plums. Flavours are thick and sweet, lots of toffee apple but balanced by a nice sourness. Tastes like a really good Belgian. Moderate bitterness, lingering sweet sourness. Surprisingly sessionable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
Light brown and a bit cloudy. Wild nose, brett, loads of barrel like charred port and also quite of fruit. Taste is sweet, balsamic without the acetic, lots if appley finish. Alcohol is hidden. There us some subtle diacetyl notes that Iím not liking but I donít get them with every sip. Fun, whacky stuff. Quite unique

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 Bottle from Mane Liquor at the PBS tasting. Murky brown pour with a small yellow head. Nose is very sticky and sweet like sticky date pudding. Velvety smooth toffee, apple, pear and heavy fig and prune. Sweet without being too cloying. Very sticky like melted caramel. Lots of green apple skin and rumíníraisin notes. The 12% is nowhere to be seen. Unique beer and a damn fine one at that

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
winkle (478) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2013
Canít believe I havenít rated this already, Iíve drunk more than my fair share over the years. Deep red/brown heading to black, with quickly vanishing head. Aroma dominated by malt vinegar, funk, green apples and a little roast malt. Good stuff. Flavours - malt vinegar sourness backed up by apple. Medium mouthfeel. Slight bitterness from the roasted malt maybe a hint of chocolate in the back palate. Lingering sweet/sour finish. A second string act to the golden but very good all the same. Must go get another one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle at fletchfighters tasting. Thanks guys! Pours a cloudy brown with a fast disappearing light-brown head. Aroma is plenty of apples, acidity, woody notes with light malt. Taste is sweet and fruity leading to a fruity and acidic finish. Although listed as a fruit beer, Iíd say it leans more toward a cider. You would never know itís12% either. Still bloody awesome though!

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