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Thornbridge Necessary Evil (13%)

This Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout won a gold award at this year’s World Beer Awards, and for good reason, even if for logistical reasons I was unable to take part in the judging. You see, even without my amazing tastebuds, … Continue reading

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The Brewery Of St. Mars Of The Desert St. Botolph’s Quadruple Noir (9%)

Thick with rum and raisin chocolate, brandy and plum jam, this is a very good take on the Quadruple style. The beer is thick and chewy, round and warm, the hopping providing damp yet crunchy red autumnal leaf litter, some … Continue reading

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Solvay Society Shine Upon Thee (11%)

Now this is something very special indeed. Shine Upon Thee is a Golden Tripel brewer with Nelson Sauvin and vanilla extract. It’s an enormous, sexy and yet warm and comfortable beer. The aroma is spicy nutmeg and peaches, and the … Continue reading

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UnBarred Brewery Just Words (8.4%)

It’s the new thing, as Mark E Smith once said. A couple of years ago we were given India Lagers, now it’s Cold IPAs, India Pale Ales cold fermented with Lager yeast strains. And this one is particularly good. The … Continue reading

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The Nottingham Craft Beer Festival 2022

And here we are on the evening of Fathers’ Day. I’ve just treated myself and my son to a bit of steak and I’m drinking a rather fantastic barrel aged Stout gifted to me by Turning Point Brewery and thinking … Continue reading

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