Past Masters Double Stout

Fullers

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]

Dark Arts

Magic Rock Brewing

When I started to type these notes I was sat in the dark…its some how seemed suitable and then after about 5 seconds I thought that was ridicules and turn on the light after all, I couldn’t see what the hell I was doing.

Hello Dave! YOU'RE MY WIFE NOW! […click the heading to read more]

Barista

Summer Wine

4.8% ABV

Reviewed by RD

As I type this I’m absolutely wired…I don’t normally drink coffee but I love the flavour and to be honest in moderation I love the effect of caffeine. My fingers and brain cannot work fast enough to get the words on the page.

This coffee beer […click the heading to read more]

Hibernator Oatmeal Stout

Black Isle Brewery

7.0% ABV

Reviewed by RD

Until a former Brewdog PR machine (@TheBlackIsleBoy) and a brewer from my beloved Marble Brewery moved to Black Isle I have to admit I’d never heard of them. Certainly not a nano brewery but miles away from a large regional brewery Black Isle are set for […click the heading to read more]

Stringers Dry Stout

Stringers Beers

Another winner from Stringers

4.5% ABV

Reviewed by RD

Hot on the heels of drinking a bottle of Stringers IPA I dove in to sample my first taste of Stringers Dry Stout. So what makes dry stout a dry stout? Without opting for a wiki search I’ll leave that question […click the heading to read more]

Kalamazzo Stout

Bell’s Brewery

Who's the dude on the label? Answers on a postcard please.

6.0% ABV

Reviewed by RD

Appearance: This year round offering from Bell’s poured a pitch black body of stout, this sucka wasn’t letting one single spec of light through it. A thin head of mid brown foam finished off […click the heading to read more]

Bodacious Black & Tan

Hoppin’ Frog Brewery

A black IPA? Nah this is Black & Tan

7.6% ABV

Reviewed by RD

Appearance: The body says stout, opaque black with hints of ruby at the edges. The head says IPA, foamy like an India pale ale but tan in colour.

Aroma: The initial aroma is of oats, well […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]

Dark-O

Otley Brewing Co.

Black as coal! Wales…coal…get it? Oh nevermind.

4.1% ABV

Reviewed by RD

Appearance: This glugged into the glass a dense ebony with a silky viscosity. A thin head of brown foam that resembled the froth on the top of a mug of hot chocolate formed on top. The head […click the heading to read more]

Ten Fidy

Oskar Blues Brewery

Imperial Stout in a can…why not!

Reviewed by RD

9.5 % ABV

Colour: Imperial Stout in a can? How good can it be? Well for starters, it glugged out of the can as black as coal with a fine ring of mid brown cream around the glass.

Nose: To […click the heading to read more]