Tag Archives: Stout

#WMCBF: Discovering the Midlands

What began as a crisp, cold but sunny morning quickly turned grey as my train departed Leicester station and I made the short journey to Coventry for this year’s West Midlands Craft Beer Festival. The event, organised by and hosted … Continue reading

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Marstons Brewery Horninglow (7.4%)

I hoped beyond hope that this Bottle Conditioned Imperial Stout would be good, but it just isn’t. It’s a weak and watery middle of the road Stout that’s more water than flavour. Listing the Roasted Barley, Chocolate malt, Malted Oats … Continue reading

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Lab Culture Brewery: Beer From The Vertivore

Based in Redditch, North Worcestershire, Lab Culture Brewery is part of the environmentally conscious Astwood Group and has been set up to brew beer using the waste heat from their Vertivore – a vertical farming system that produces sustainable crops. … Continue reading

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Neon Raptor Brewing Co. 20,000 Containers Uber The Sea (11%)

This, a Raspberry and Vanilla Imperial Stout, is absolutely delightful. It’s big and boozy, sweet and sexy, with a raspberry ripple ice cream heart that’s surrounded by Belgian waffles coated in dark chocolate, praline and honey, freshly fried doughnuts, and … Continue reading

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Turning Point Brewing Co. Powerful Sense Of Dread (10%)

Brewed in collaboration with Kees, this Imperial Stout is heavy with maple syrup, chocolate, vanilla and lactose, and has a shovel full of smoked malt to give it a warm woody depth. It’s a beer for the apocalypse, a beer … Continue reading

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