Texas Ranger Smoked Chili Porter

Mikkeller

Chili beers are a strange old affair and to be honest I’m not a massive fan of chili in general. I just don’t think hot food is worth the resulting pain the following morning.

I’ve had a few chili beers and Texas Ranger from Mikkeller is by far the best example of this […click the heading to read more]

Smokeless – Smoked Porter

Redwillow Brewery

Smokeless? Far from it!

5.7% ABV

Reviewed by RD

Appearance: The Darkest brown with a creamy head of mocha foam that receded to a ring around the glass a great looking beer

Aroma: Loads of sweet smoke, dark cherries a hint of freshly laid tar, mollass and rather woody like a […click the heading to read more]

Mørke Pumpernickel Porter

Beer Here

A porter with a difference

7.5% ABV

Reviewed by RD

Appearance: A very dark brown beer that started with a big head of mid brown froth and soon reseeded to a fine ring around the glass.

Aroma: A pungent nose of freshly dug peat along with a rich red wine note […click the heading to read more]

Open it!

A HopZine roundtable

Designed by Richard from myBrewerytap.com

I’m guilty as the next beer geek for hoarding bottles of fine and rare beer. One thing my cupboard lacks is sessions ales but has an abundance of Imperial Stouts, Barleywines and Belgian Quads. So when Andy Mogg and Mark Dredge proposed the idea of Open […click the heading to read more]

Founders Porter

Founders Brewing Co.

6.5% ABV

Reviewed by RD

Appearance: Poured from the bottle this formed a glass full of black beer with hints of ruby and dark brown at the edges. A fizz of dark tan froth bubbled and popped on top, in short in looked like a glass of cola.

Aroma: The nose […click the heading to read more]

Tsarina Esra

Brouwerij de Molen

What's short, dark and bitter?

11.0% ABV

Reviewed by RD

Appearance: Bought from the epic De Hopduvel Drankencentrale beer warehouse in Ghent. Incased in a tiny 8oz bottle sealed with a dipping of regal red wax. Once I popped the cap and released a hiss of CO2 and poured it into […click the heading to read more]

Alice Porter

Brewdog

"A Beer of Love" … not my words.

6.2% ABV

Reviewed by RD

Info: “A Beer of Love” is what the tabletop flyer says. The story behind this beer is that Matt Gorecki, the Bar Manager at Leeds’ première beer bar North Bar, brewed it. If you run one of the country’s best […click the heading to read more]

Moylan’s Brewery

Brewery Profile

Moylan's Brewery & Restaurant, Novato, California. Traditional ale and BIG hop-bombs!

I first encountered Moylan’s beers when Richard from mybrewerytap.com brought me a bottle of Ryan O’Sullivan’s imperial Stout back from Tucson, Arizona. It was a fantastic full bodied and full flavoured stout. I then found an interview with […click the heading to read more]

Midnight Sun

Williams Bros. Brewery

5.6% ABV

Reviewed by MT

Colour: Dark obsidian, glugging gleefully into the glass and creating a smooth light sandy brown head.

Nose: Apart from the usual soft dark tones I’ve come to expect from a good porter, there’s a gentle smokiness from the roast barley. More notably there’s a slight sweet […click the heading to read more]

myBrewerytap.com selection No2

Roundtable tasting

Beer as far as the eye can see! Well, as long as my garden wall…

When you’ve got a good selection of beers that need drinking (and they’re not 10% ABV beasts!), you need a roundtable.

This is part two from a selection of beers sent by myBrewerytap.com They are from the […click the heading to read more]