31/05/2016 – #craftbeerhour

Rapture / Magic Rock Brewing / 4.6% (red ale) Eyes: dark amber Nose: grapefruit / red berries / caramel Mouth: as above / very dry finish Notes: red ales are something I’d like to try more of, and there seem to be more of them appearing everywhere (possibly due to an American influence?). I realise […]

17/05/2016 – #craftbeerhour

Black IPA / Santa Fe Brewing Co / 7.1% Eyes: black / sunburst edges Nose: chocolate / coffee / spicy / citrus Mouth: chocolate / coffee / spicy / caramel / citrus / soft pine Notes: I’m getting predictable now – another spectacular black IPA. This one – from a US brewery I’ve never tried before – […]

11/05/2016 – #craftbeerhour

Brobdingnagian / Twisted Barrel Ale / 6.0% (vanilla mild) Eyes: black with ruby highlights / luxuriant head Nose: toasty / nutty / caramel / hint of vanilla Mouth: as above Notes: and so the Twisted Barrel trilogy concludes with this robust mild. Unfortunately I’m writing this up in a mad scramble without the benefit of […]

09/05/2016 – Mayday! Mayday!

Ok, that was an obvious one, but essential nonetheless. I have a rapidly stacking pile of “leftover” reviews and keep losing opportunities to compile it all together, so there will probably be a few “piecemeal” updates while I sort it all out. However, I felt obliged to write a quick report on my May bank […]

03/05/2016 – #craftbeerhour

Dr Jekyll’s Last Waltz / Bragdy Heavy Industry / 5.5% (Black IPA with toasted coconut) Eyes: black / opaque / massive head Nose: rich / coffee / chocolate / liquorice Mouth: bitter / chocolate / coffee / liquorice / touch of coconut Notes: never heard of this brewery before – purchased on the recommendation of St […]