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#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

Beer Reviews · Stout/Imperial Stout

#95 8 Wired iStout – The imperial Russian stout from New Zealand with love

Review #95 – 8 Wired iStout 96/100 It’s quite rare for me to come across a beer that breaks my the 90 mark on my rating scale and even rarer to find one that breaks 95 but this imperial Russian stout from 8 Wired has done it without even casting the slightest shadow of doubt… Continue reading #95 8 Wired iStout – The imperial Russian stout from New Zealand with love

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#90 Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter – dedicated to my favourite author

Review #90 – Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter 88/100 You may know Hunter S. Thompson as the author behind Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, his most widely recognised book which was later turned into a film starring Thompson’s close friend Johnny Depp.  This beer is dedicated to the man himself, the father of Gonzo… Continue reading #90 Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter – dedicated to my favourite author

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

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#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

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#64 Brewfist/Prairie Artisan Ales Spaghetti Western – Liquid Tirimasu

Review #64 – Brewfist/Prairie Artisan Ales Spaghetti Western Coffee/Chocolate Imperial Stout 84/100 Until now I’ve had little experience with either of these breweries, other than a few Brewfists a while back when I wasn’t in the best position to make tasting notes or truly appreciate them for that matter, so it’s pretty good to jump… Continue reading #64 Brewfist/Prairie Artisan Ales Spaghetti Western – Liquid Tirimasu

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#42 Brewdog Jet Black Heart – thick, silky, soothing and fresh

Review #42 – Brewdog Jet Black Heart 75/100 As of late, I’ve been somewhat disenchanted by Brewdog – I’m not sure whether it’s the ridiculous premium they put on all beers in their bars, the almost identical plethora of IPAs, the fact they are looking and sounding more and more like the leviathan breweries that they… Continue reading #42 Brewdog Jet Black Heart – thick, silky, soothing and fresh