Barrel Aged · Beer Reviews · Stout/Imperial Stout

#99 Thornbridge Eldon – a slice of treacle tart and a glass of Kentucky Bourbon

Review #99 – Thornbridge Eldon 92/100 I have decided to keep this review like the beer – short and sweet.  I think some of my reviews are a bit wordy, this is mostly due to me being enveloped in the drink which causes me to rabbit on – but I realise that most of the… Continue reading #99 Thornbridge Eldon – a slice of treacle tart and a glass of Kentucky Bourbon

Barley Wine · Barrel Aged · Beer Reviews · Belgian Style

#94 Hawkshead/Wild beer collaboration – cask aged oat wine

Review #94 – Hawkshead/Wild beer cask aged oat wine – 85/100 Unfortunately, I haven’t had the pleasure of sampling many expressions from Hawkshead brewery, I have however had my fair share of brews from Wild Beer and had an informative chat with one of their brewers during the Liverpool Craft Beer Expo.  When I saw… Continue reading #94 Hawkshead/Wild beer collaboration – cask aged oat wine

Barrel Aged · Beer Reviews · sour · Wheat/Wit

#91 Buxton Bourbon Skyline – really good beer but I’m not sure I’d call it a Berliner Weisse

Review #91 – Buxton Brewery Bourbon Skyline 84/100 I’ve previously talked about the history of the Berliner Weisse in another post, but just touching on that, Berliner Weisse was once the most popular beer consumed in Germany with production dwindling at the start of the 20th century.  If you look up this style of beer,… Continue reading #91 Buxton Bourbon Skyline – really good beer but I’m not sure I’d call it a Berliner Weisse

Barrel Aged · Beer Reviews · Wild Yeast

#70 Wild Beer Co Modus Operandi – an English ale transformed with funk

Review #70 – Wild Beer Co Modus operandi 78/100 Wild Beer Co utilise the world of wild yeasts, isolating different strains from the natural environment and since each strain of yeast will impart different flavours on a beer their brews will be unpredictable but everything I’ve ever had from them have been really good and… Continue reading #70 Wild Beer Co Modus Operandi – an English ale transformed with funk

Barrel Aged · Beer Reviews · Stout/Imperial Stout

#69 Magic Rock Bearded Lady – a liquid sticky toffee pudding from hell

Review #69 – Magic Rock Bearded Lady 84/100 The Magic Rock Bearded Lady is a flavour packed 10.5%ABV Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout.  Packed full of flavour with a heavy barrel influence, this Magic Rock is a perfect dessert beer which paired with a Cohiba cigar proved to be a perfect combination. Pumped from a… Continue reading #69 Magic Rock Bearded Lady – a liquid sticky toffee pudding from hell

Barrel Aged · Beer Reviews · Stout/Imperial Stout

#68 Alphabet Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Salted Caramel & Banana Stout – A close second

Review #68 – Alphabet Brewing Co Jim Beam Bourbon Barrel Aged Salted Caramel & Banana Stout 86/100 Another amazing beer at the Liverpool Craft Beer Expo, this one for me came a close second for the best beer at the Expo (well, from the ones I managed to try anyway). Pumped from a keg into… Continue reading #68 Alphabet Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Salted Caramel & Banana Stout – A close second

Barrel Aged · Beer Reviews · sour

#67 Ken Loves Wine Barrel Aged Berliner Weiß – The highlight of the Expo

Review #67 – Ken Loves Wine Barrel Aged Berliner Weiß 90/100 Now usually I’d save the best till last but I’d just like to get this one down while the memory to match the tasting notes is still fresh.  This Chardonnay barrel aged sour beer was the best beer I tried over my two day… Continue reading #67 Ken Loves Wine Barrel Aged Berliner Weiß – The highlight of the Expo