28/03/2017 – #craftbeerhour

Double Chocolate Coffee Toffee Vanilla Milk Porter / Howling Hops / 6.3% Eyes: very dark brown / ruby edges Nose: predominantly coffee Mouth: coffee / touch of dark chocolate / vanilla / caramel Notes: as it says on the bottle. The aroma is a little forbidding and mainly assaults you with very strong black coffee, […]

21/03/2017 – #craftbeerhour

Tonight’s festivities were hosted by the delightful Dugges Bryggeri. Thanks for being such enthusiastic and informative hosts! Sadly I didn’t have anything of theirs available, but I’ve seen the name in bottle shops around Nottingham so I’ll get a sample or two next time I’m able to. NZPA / Hawkshead / 6% Eyes: amber Nose: […]

18/03/2017 – Life Update (+ beer)

Apart from my little essay on the subject of my learning difficulty assessment late last year, it’s been a very long time since I’ve written a long-form update on here. I do have skeletal ideas for a few of them, but there never seems to be an appropriate time to develop them, particularly as I’m already updating […]

07/03/2017 – #craftbeerhour

Orval / ~6.2% (Trappist ale) Eyes: dark amber / stupendously lively Nose: spicy / nutmeg / yeasty Mouth: as above / bittersweet / dry Notes: can’t believe it’s taken me this long – this is one of those ones I only hear whispered in hushed tones. I don’t know a whole lot about Belgian (or Belgian-style) ales, […]