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Brewed by Thornbridge Brewery
Style: Traditional Ale - Other
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 586   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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MelvinKalksma (4669) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2021
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2021 Opaque black beer with a slight brown head. Medium aroma; taste starts medium sweet and ends slightly bitter and dry. Caramel, chocolate and roasted malts. Not an easy one to describe; autumn leaves maybe. 7/5/8/4

3.9
GregMooreNH (6315) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 30, 2021
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2021 Pours black with a thin, dark tan head. Aroma is dried fruit, cocoa and licorice. Taste is chocolate, raisin and honey, moving to wood, coffee and licorice. Finish is sweet raisin, chocolate and licorice.

4.2
ERB92 (1792) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2021
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2021 Aroma of coffee, chocolate, caramel, dried fruits, liquorice and hints of wood and leather. Black with a tan head. Medium to heavy sweet and medium + bitter. Full body with average carbonation. Overall a very nice Dark Ale. Well balanced, rich and warming.

4.2
rayaron (5621) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - SEP 10, 2021
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2021 Bottle. Opaque black with creamy brown head. The aroma has lots of chocolate, raisin, alcohol, toffee, some apricot. The flavor is sweet and mild bitter, alcohol, chocolate, creamy, coffee, toffee, chocolate liqueur, rich and complex. Smooth, full-bodied.

3.9
zvsn (6578) - ISRAEL - JUL 23, 2021
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2021 Bottle. Dark brown black with a big beige head. Aroma of burnt malt, coffee, cocoa, dried fruits. Medium malty sweetness, bitter, warming alcohol, notes of dark chocolate, honey, coffee, licorice, toasted coconut, molasses, prunes, hint of smoke. Medium-full bodied, silky smooth. Complex stuff. Very good.

3.8
simplereviews (305) - FINLAND - JUL 8, 2021
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2021 Really roasty,a bit creamy.has a flavour and scent, which I cannot describe,probably from the nuts. Bbf:01/04/2024

4.4
franclh (4225) - Dedemsvaart, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2021
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2021 Fles 37,5cl thuis als Thornbridge Bracia. Bitter, liquorice, kastanjehoning goed merkbaar, noot, droog, oily, turf, earthy, zilt, roasted malttonen, dried fruit, carameltonen, redelijk intens en krachtig. Geen doordrinker. (22-5-2021). (3800ste).

4.4
themightyjag (1042) - - MAY 2, 2021
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2021 375ml bottle from Thornbridge. Big tan head, good lacing. Dark black body. Nose is roasted coffee, nuts, vanilla. Flavour is coffee, chestnuts, honey. Coffee bitterness on the aftertaste, wood. Light carbonation, smooth creamy mouthfeel. This is delicious.

3.6
Lubiere (19505) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2021
UPDATED: APR 18, 2021 A deep dark ale with a thick creamy brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with dark fruits, molasses, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity caramel chocolate malt with dark fruits, light peated notes, alcohol warmth, very nice. Bottle BB 25/11/2016. So 4.5 years old.

4.3
Smithld1 (939) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2021
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2021 Bottle from the brewery 2021 release. This is great. Black with tan head. Black coffee bitterness. Very smooth with a warm finish. Not so complex or flavoured as a good imperial stout but more drinkable. Good stuff.


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