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Hopshackle Brewery Historic Porter (4.8%)

With an aroma of plums and prunes and bitter chocolate this deep purple brown beer smells delightful. I’m a big fan of Hopshackle and – Nigel, owner and brewer, was one of my first CAMRGB interviewees – and this Historic … Continue reading

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Small Batch Beer Company Imperial Porter (8.2%)

Imagine this. Liquorice root marinated in Bramley apple juice, rum, treacle toffee and Ovaltine. Got that? Good, right? Now add to that a massive boozy hit, chocolate coated prunes, coffee, a warm and satisfyingly head spinning brandy fuelled peppercorn encrusted … Continue reading

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Mikkeller Texas Ranger (6.6%)

Texas Ranger is a Chipotle Porter and it rocks. Pouring a dense black with a thick creamy head, the smell is hot tangy red fruit. This is a thick, mouth coating beer, a beer that has me thinking yet again … Continue reading

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As Easy As 1, 2, 3: Brew By Numbers

Recently I was blown away by a young brewery from London. Again! I was blown away by the branding and by the name, but most of all I was blown away by the beer that I tried. That brewery is … Continue reading

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To Øl Black Ball (8%)

What a gloriously boozy Porter this is. Black Ball pours an inky black with a big cappuccino head and smells of salted treacle toffee. The mix of malts here – five of them to be precise – give a burned … Continue reading

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