Bracia - Thornbridge Brewery
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4.09/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Deep black color that completely shields light with a one finger thick caramel head with good retention.
Bold aroma of chestnuts, licorice, wood and roasted malts. Hints of earth and pine-urinal deodorizer.
Strong flavor of honey with lots of sorachi ace hops and chestnuts with notes of licorice, pine, whiskey and burnt wood. Hints of pepper, flowers and plums with peel. Dry and bitter aftertaste with a lingering hoppy, cappuccino and ash note.
Full body with low carbonation, smooth but also sticky. 10% ABV hides in its flavors.
Very complex beer with a unique flavor, all notes are potent, they come and go giving space to the next one. Thornbridge is one of my favorite’s breweries and this is an interesting brew to wake up your senses.
Serving type: bottle
08-23-2013 01:20:52 | More by FLima
3.7/5 rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Had on-tap at Avenue Pub New Orleans. Served in a wine-style glass.
A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/4 inch light brown head that doesn't retain long before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and
S- Some faint dark roasted malt and a lot of wet cardboard...uh-oh. Glassy with a bit of booze.
T- The flavor is sort of the same. A good amount of dark roast with some wet cardboard in the middle and a lingering bitter aftertaste. Drinks more like a porter or light stout than anything. I will say the alcohol is quite well masked but there's still that glassy flavor that was detected in the aroma. As the drink progresses, the roasty bitterness starts to dominate and this beer shows its true colors. Strong and assertive with notes of pumpernickel, coffee and a bit of bourbon.
M- Certainly the best part of this beer. Creamy, soft and smooth. Medium carbonation and a full body.
O- There are things I like about this beer but there are almost just as many things that I don't like. Kind of all over the place.
Serving type: on-tap
07-30-2013 22:53:28 | More by Immortale25
4.16/5 rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Sweet dark caramel and toffee malts, dark fruits, honey, smoke, nuttiness, vanilla, oak, bit of booze.
T - Sweet dark caramel and toffee malts, dark fruits, honey, vanilla, oak, smoke, nuttiness, black licorice, and a bit of booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, warming finish.
D - Nice complex and balanced English Strong Ale.
Serving type: bottle
05-22-2013 04:47:56 | More by ngeunit1
4.41/5 rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Black as midnight with a thick and creamy toasted-beige head that retains well.
S: Toasted chestnuts, roasted malt, dark chocolate.
T: Sweet malts and honey up front balanced by a pleasant roasty bitterness. A rich nuttiness abounds in the middle; chestnuts, walnuts, almonds. The slightest floral note of sage also comes through with the clean and bitter finish. Profoundly blended and delicious.
M: Full bodied, creamy and silky smooth.
O: Beautifully complex dark ale that benefited from the firkin treatment.
Serving type: cask
05-07-2013 05:12:22 | More by Ale-ienation
3.89/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours an opaque dark brown with a small amount of dark tan head. Just a ring around the edge of the glass retains, which leaves small sheets of lacing.
S: Sweet and malty; somewhat scotch-like, smoky and peaty.
T: Quite sweet and somewhat whiskey-like. Thick malt, with roasted smokey notes and a thick aftertaste.
M: Full body, medium carbonation.
Overall, thick, nice, and whiskey-like. It's quite strong, but a good flavor combination.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2013 06:14:34 | More by seand
Bracia from Thornbridge Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.