Hawkshead Brodies Prime Export

Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: Imperial Stout
Staveley, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Our original ruby brown premium beer, Brodies Prime, brewed to export strength and bottle conditioned to create a rich, complex, strong dark ale. English Maris Otter malted barley, dark malts and a medley of English and American hops produce aromas of dark chocolate, treacle sweet flavours, roasted bitterness, a surprising fruitiness and a long dry finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6899) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 1, 2017
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail. BBE 02/19. Pours pitch black with a foamy white head. Aroma of roasty malts, earthy notes, chocolate, pine and grass. Taste is smooth, roasty and earthy with some hoppiness and grass. Finish is roasty, slightly hoppy and earthy with some licorice, chocolate and cold coffee notes. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (8357) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2017
(Cask at White Horse, Parsons Green, London, 27 Nov 2016) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted, slightly fruity nose with notes of dried fruit, chocolate and caramel. Malty, fruity taste with caramel, dried fruit, dark chocolate, treacle and a balanced bitter-sweet finish. Almost full body, with a slight sweetness. Tasty and quite powerful, still in excellent balance. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (7214) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2017
330ml bottle. Jet black colour with small to average, thick, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Dark malty and fruity aroma, notes of bramble, blueberry, dark chocolate. Taste is roasty dark malty, slightly sweet and fruity, hints of dark chocolate, bramble, blueberry, the closer the finish the more interferences of marmite, chalk and ashes, hints of alcohol as well; full body, oily texture, lasting finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrTipple (4321) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2016
Dark, toasted malts, charcoal, dark chocolate. Black, medium, creamy, beige head. Medium bitter. Light bitter. Sweet, toasted, dark malts coming up, bitterness intensifies immediately, charcoal, bittersweet chocolate, cacao, soft carbonation, full bodied, bitter finish with some liquorice. OK Impy, yet not super complex, but just OK. Bottle from Hoptimism, Loughborough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheKernOwl (214) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2016 Herby spice and a little espresso in a fruity (hops driven?) malt nose sweet like dates. Velvety oily mouthfeel which is unusually good for a brown ale; caramel then some bitterness on the way out. Like a maltier, much more wintery version of the same brewerys sundown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25572) - Malm, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark amber ruby brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel spicy aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty spicy caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
daje (4245) - NORWAY - JUL 2, 2016
On tap at Nedre Foss Grd, november 6th 2015. Dark brown body with a mahogny head. Aroma of toast, cocoa, coffee, red fruits. Taste is bitter and roasty with a heavy sweet toffee presence. Mild fruity caramel finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
colui72 (896) - HONG KONG - JUN 21, 2016
I was surprised when I read "Imperial stout" on Ratebeer... more of an old ale, than a stout or a porter. It pour dark brown, nearly black, but clear. Medium beige head, great lacing. Very rich aroma: cherry. oak, smoke, chocolate. Nose sensations are fully confirmed in the palate, which adds more oak and brandy aftertaste. Body is quite light, but its quite boozy. To me, an excellent ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (36442) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2016
Bottled. A dark brown beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and brown sugar. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and butterscotch, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (13569) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2016
33 cl. bottle. Dark brown colour with a small off- white head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, spice, chocolate, dried fruit and bitterness.

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