HopZine Weekly Round-up #1

I’ve been meaning to do this for ages. As you may or may not know Hopzine lives a double life over on my YouTube channel. Even when this blog is a bit quiet I’m still posting video reviews nearly every day.

The plan for this weekly blog is to round up everything I’ve […click the heading to read more]

Bourbon Barrel Bearded Lady

Magic Rock Brewing

10.5% abv

Here is a video that is rather special for a number of reasons. This was the first chance to drink Magic Rock’s brand new Bourbon Barrel Bearded Lady in the UK. Their wonderful Imperial stout matured in a single use (I think that’s right?) Bourbon Barrel for 6 months.

[…click the heading to read more]

Goliat – Imperial Stout with Coffee (colab review with The Master of Hoppets)

To Øl

This video review was with Peter “The Master of Hoppets”, a Beeruber from Denmark currently studying in New Mexico, USA.

So here you have a guy from Denmark in the US drinking a beer from Denmark with a guy in Yorkshire…truly an international beer review. Peter is one of the most well-known […click the heading to read more]


Southern Tier Brewing Co


11.0% abv

This text review isn’t going to be long. This beer is my 100th video review and I’d love it if you took 8-9mins out of your day to watch it. A text review cannot don this beer too much justice…Southern Tier Choklat is more about a pure […click the heading to read more]

Bearded Lady – Imperial Brown Stout

Magic Rock Brewing

10.5% abv

After pouring from the beautifully adorned bottle I was treated to a dark brown beer with the creamist brown head I’ve seen in ages. Deep roasted malts lead the way, coffee, a hint of milk chocolate, port, and a waft of nostril-tingling alocohol at the back end.

In the […click the heading to read more]

Imperial Brown Stout

Kernel Brewery

10.1% abv I’m laying my cards on the table from the off…this is the best beer that was brewed in the UK in 2011. Right I’ve got that off my chest. It is simply divine. To give this beer brewed at the amazing Kernel Brewery in London it’s full name Imperial Brown […click the heading to read more]

Past Masters Double Stout


7.4 abv

Fullers are a rare breed in brewing, a large brewery with a long and respected heritage that the Modern day beer-geek still loves and respects. This is down to how they conduct themselves within the British craft beer world. Fullers have a keen eye of quality, an extensive barrel-ageing program and […click the heading to read more]

Tsar – Imperial Russian Stout

Buxton Brewery

Not many breweries in the UK have the talent or gusto to take on the might of Russian Imperial Stout but one of those brave breweries are Buxton Brewery in England’s Peak District. Their Tsar Imperial Russian Stout weighs in at a sizeable 9.5% abv and once in the glass is a […click the heading to read more]


Southern Tier Brewing Co

I took this photo in January, it wasn't still snowing in may.

11.0% ABV

Reviewed by RD

The first ever beer I recorded a review of was Southern Tier’s Crème brûlée and now I’m reviewing another beer from Southern Tier Brewing Co’s Blackwater series of stouts, Mokah. For […click the heading to read more]

Darkness (2010 edition)

Surly Brewing Co.

A devilishly drinkable stout

9.8% ABV

Reviewed by RD

Appearance: From a hand bottled sample via RateBeer Supremo Craig Garvie. As this was a sample sent to me from an opened bottle the carbonation was always going to be a bit lacking, so very little head was present but […click the heading to read more]