Samuel Smith – Taddy Porter

Brewery: Samuel Smith in North Yorkshire, UK Style: Porter ABV: 5% Rate Beer: 96/100 Pour: Nice black colour on pour with a creamy head. Not unlike a Guinness  Dry stout like mouthfeel but a hint of roasted coffee and chocolate. Being a bit lighter this is a good beer to have as the last hints of summer fade and the cool autumn breeze comes through. Meaning soon … Continue reading Samuel Smith – Taddy Porter

Omnipollo/Buxton – Original Rocky Road Ice Cream 

Brewery: Omnipollo/Buxton from Stockholm, Sweden and Buxton, England Style: Imperial Stout ABV: 10% Rate Beer: 98/100 Pour: Dark black pour with no head to speak of A collaboration between two great European breweries. This just melts in your mouth, covering your tongue with smooth, creamy, boozy goodness. It’s surprisingly not as sweet and rich as you’d expect but is definitely a beer to have after dinner … Continue reading Omnipollo/Buxton – Original Rocky Road Ice Cream 

Shepherd Neame – Spitfire English Ale

Brewery: Shepherd Neame in Faversham, England Style: Amber Ale ABV: 4.5% Rate Beer: 36/100 Pour: Light golden Amber colour with a small head on pour. Strong malty flavour. Almost smokey at times. Sometimes caramel. Sometimes even a subtle chocolate tone in there. It’s not what I was expecting but was at the same time. Clearly I’m confused by this. I thought it would be horrible. But … Continue reading Shepherd Neame – Spitfire English Ale

Fourpure Brewing – Shapeshifter West Coast IPA

Brewery: Fourpure Brewing in Bermondsey, England Style: IPA ABV: 6.2% IBUs: 65 Rate Beer: 94/100 Pour: Crisp golden yellow colour. Slight slither of a head on pour Hop flavour really stands out on first taste. Stone fruit flavours come through, smooth mouthfeel. Good balanced IPA. Going down a treat after a afternoon of homebrewing. Because I don’t have all the money to buy all the beer … Continue reading Fourpure Brewing – Shapeshifter West Coast IPA

Shepherd Neame – Double Stout

Brewery: Shepherd Neame in Faversham, England Style: Double Stout ABV: 5.2% Rate Beer: 91/100 Pour:  Bubbly black beer with light tan head that fizzles out quickly Bold roasted flavour with coffee and chocolate undertones. Highly carbonated so takes away from the flavours a bit. Let it rest before drinking. Good starting point for someone wanted to break into big black beers that are not Guinness. From … Continue reading Shepherd Neame – Double Stout