Hawkshead Brodie’s Prime Reserve

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Brodie’s Prime Reserve is Brodie’s Prime, brewed to extra strength and matured for at least 6 months in oak Bladnoch whisky barrels. This has infused the beer with whisky flavours and deep ened the rich complex flavours of Brodie’s Prime.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (23612) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Cask at the source. Opaque maroon brown color, fine tan head with good retention and solid lacing. Earthy coffee grounds aroma with a hint of cocoa. Taste is equally earthy and roasty. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (18701) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle split at Kennys 20k, thanks to Chriso, 15/01/16. Light black with a decent tan cap. Nose is light soy, chocolate, toffee, rich malts, vanilla, spice. Taste comprises dark malts, jammy berry notes, toffee fudge, fruit cake, light oxidised tinge, peppery spice, trace of barrel. Medium plus body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a subtle rising boost. Well balanced sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (11411) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle shared at the Kenny 20K mega monster tasting. 15/01/2016. Thanks to Chriso for this one. . Reddy caramel brown coloured pour with a small halo of dirty tan head. Aroma ’s tangy brown bread, oak, tart berry. Palate is woody, moderate carbonation, dryish finish, semi sweet. Flavour is composed of brown bread oak, apple cinnamon. Brown sugars.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (7731) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle share at Chriso’s for Kenny’s 20K. Thanks! As ’Hawkshead Brodie’s Prime Reserve 2012’. Brewed in 2011 at 8.5%. Black with a small foamy tan head. Aroma is minty, buttery whisky, booze. Body is smooth, rounded, soft carbonation. Taste is tangy whisky up front, minty - almost pine, alcohol. Maybe doesn’t quite have the depth you’d hope for in the style, but good nevertheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (7632) - Rimini, ITALY - JAN 22, 2016
33cl bottle shared at Kenny’s 20K celebrations @Chriso’s, thanks to Chris. It pours a dark brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet and light boozy with raisins rum and apricots. Taste is also sweet and lightly card boardy with notes of raisins rum and vanilla. Medium bodied with good cabobation. Overall, tasty

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
worldbeertaste (1800) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
10.2012 bottle bottle drank 01.2013. Very dark brown almost black but you can see the red tint in the corners with creamy, sticky, lacy, lasting, but thick brown head. Smells of deep malt, burnt and roasty that comes off as heavy as an imperial stout, cherry, some liquorish but much less than fresh XXXBP, less alcohol present too with sweet blueberries and no vanilla and whiskey. Smooth oily body. Tastes thin with roast, coffee dark malt and dark chocolate with a bit of whisky and wood on the finish. Not so boozy as its young version. S9.L5.P4.T8.O16. 12.2010 bottle drank 01.2013. Looks about same with a tint of red and a creamy tan lasting thick head. The smell fills with vanilla and deep alcohol with a cherry sweetness and less roast than before. May of the flavours have combined together. Palate is smooth and silky. Less sweet taste than before with high whisky notes. Mellowed out from its former sharpness. S9.L5.P5.T10.O18

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zimbo (949) - SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2014
Spicy Woody bottle nose. Mmmm. Dark dark brown almost to black. Medium big & beaming but loose magnolia head. Still a fair amount of fizz but very deep and mouth covering earthy. Complex but could do with being more tightly knit together.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (10284) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Cask at the hanging bat. Deep black pour, dark tan head. Aromas of whisky, oak, dark stone fruit. More on the taste, whisky coming through. Nice sweet linger. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ NWAF 2013, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

[ As Hawkshead XXX Brodies Prime Reserve ].
Clear dark black - red brown color with a small, open and fizzy, virtually none lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, sugary - syrup, dark dried fruit, alcohol - whiksy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, dark malt, licorice, dark fruit, alcohol warm, thick. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20130124]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Cask at Bat. Black with tan head. Atoma has something sharp and tangy, could be mildly infected, fruity, berries, blackcurrant. Taste of tangy berries and licorice, little woody whisky. Tad thin but smooth. Quite odd bit whatever’s going on with it seems to work. Decent.

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