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Westerham Brewery Dragons Shadow (4.5%)

This is Westerham’s Coffee Stout and it’s really very drinkable. It pours an inky black with a frothy cappuccino head and smells of coffee and chocolate. And that’s where the main body of the beer starts. Lots of rich and … Continue reading

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Mad Squirrel Brewery Hoodwink (5.3%)

Hoodwink is a Chocolate White Stout and it’s a very nice thing. I’m a sucker for a White Stout, and no one has come close to Durham’s take on the style until now. Where Durham made a straight up true … Continue reading

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How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count The Ways*

Named, I would guess, after Elizabeth Barrett Browning, a Victorian Poet from County Durham, Sonnet 43 or S43 (as they call themselves on their cans) seem to have appeared from nowhere with a clutch of brews that caught my eye … Continue reading

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BrewChap Brewing Concern Seven Seas Of Rye (7.7%)

A month or two ago I was chatting with Ian BrewChap and he asked if I’d like to invent a beer for him to brew. I’ve never been particularly interested in the practical side of brewing beer, but coming up … Continue reading

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Fuller’s & Friends: Is This What Buy-Outs Taste Like?

I’ve long been a big fan of Fuller’s and so, like many, I was disheartened to hear that they’d been sold to a large corporation. I feared the worst, but thought I’d keep drinking their beer and wait and see. … Continue reading

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