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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 1st January 2017)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 1st January 2017)

    Aqualung: Dark Star Imperial Stout
    Wittenden: Goachers Crown Imperial Stout
    Bucking Fastard: Thornbridge Otters Tears
    Mobyduck: Brains Cafe Phoenix
    Thuck Phat: Titanic Plum Porter
    london calling: Brewdog Self Assembly Pope
    Real Ale Ray: Peerless Frost Nip
    ROBCamra: Great Heck Resolution
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 11-01-2017 at 09:44.
    A pub is for life not just for Christmas

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    This Space For Hire Aqualung's Avatar
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    A fairly short list :-

    Burning Sky Plateau 3.5%
    Ramsgate Gadd's No 7 3.8%
    York Snowflake 3.8%
    Salopian Oracle 4.0%
    Malt Icknield 4.5%
    Goody's Good Shepherd 4.5%
    Truman's Pucker Up Mistletoe Mild 4.5%
    Sambrook's Brown Dog Riot 4.5%
    Sambrook's Four Chimneys Chocolate Stout 4.7%
    ELB Quadrant Oatmeal Stout 5.8%
    Welton's Persian Princess 6.0%
    Adnam's Tally Ho 7.0%
    Dark Star Imperial Stout 10.5%

    None of these were poor but the best were at either end of the ABV ladder. The Plateau at the Bouncing Barrel micropub in Herne Bay was excellent but the Xmas Dark Star Imperial Stout at the local Rose & Crown has become an institution. It was five quid a pint this year.

    BOTW Dark Star Imperial Stout

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    This Space For Hire Wittenden's Avatar
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    Kent:Old Year, New Year.

    Adnams Southwold Bitter 3.7%abv. Reviewing my beer accounts I found that I hadn't tried this old favourite in 2016. An excellent pint:flinty East Coast Malt and discrete pepperiness.Me and Adnams go back a long way...
    Goachers Crown Imperial Stout 4.5%abv.Pretty well perfect,gentle roast chocolate.Bible black.My BOTW.
    "At that moment I would have given a kingdom, not for champagne or hock and soda, or hot coffee but for a glass of beer" Marquess Curzon of Kedlestone, Viceroy of India.

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    Waterborne Beer Inspector Bucking Fastard's Avatar
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    Grand Union


    A modest ale week.

    Mc Mullens -- Country Bitter
    Sambrooks -- Four Chimneys Stout.
    Wishbone -- Gumption
    Titanic -- Plum Porter Grand Reserve *
    Thornbridge -- Otters Tears *

    BOTW goes to Thornbridge Otters Tears,an outstanding 6% IPA on top form in Craft Beer Co.,Pentonville.The finish lasted all the way down the hill to Kings Cross station.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.


    A much better week with a couple of trips into London enhancing the list.
    Hammerpot Mosaic
    Hammerpot Bottlewreck Porter
    Hop Art Ginny Porter
    Wild Weather Black Night
    Red Squirrel Hopfest
    Twickenham Naked Ladies
    Fullers Olivers Island
    Fullers Jack Frost
    Brains Craft Brewery Cafe Phoenix *
    Bedlam Pilgrim
    Youngs Bitter
    Gypsy Hill Hepcat*
    Bristol Beer Factory Independence*
    Thwaites Wainwright
    Bexley Golden Acre
    Weird Beard Cranberry Christmas Stout*
    Oakham JHB*
    Oakham Citra*
    Thornbridge Jaipur*
    White Horse Crazy Horse IPA
    Wild Beer Millionaire
    Dark Star Revelation*
    Hackney American Pale Ale
    Surrey Hills Ranmore Ale

    All starred beers were very good, right up there was Gypsy Hill Hepcat ,tried in the interesting Pigs Ear Craft Cellar ,but BOTW is Brains Craft Brewery Cafe Phoenix a dark rich Coffee Porter at a quaffable 4.4% enjoyed in The Railway Tavern.
    I'm not expecting a lot of action in the following month.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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    This week:

    Thornbridge Lord Marples
    Towcester Mill Santa's Tipple*
    Island Wight Knight
    Pheonix Christmas Kiss
    Oakham Bishop's Farewell*
    Milestone Rich Ruby
    Titanic Plum Porter*

    Just the three contenders with one easy winner: BOTW Titanic Plum Porter.

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    Some great beers
    joules -no6 old
    kernel -mosaic ***
    maragade -vanilla milk stout
    clouded minds -99 steps *
    gorgeous -american pale ale ** (new brewery beneath the Bull Highgate)
    gorgeous -vanilla milk stout ***
    dancing man -bone dry *
    Camden -liva la vida mocha ***
    frothblowers -el original
    vocation -naughty but nice **
    brewdog -elvis juice **
    schefferhofer -grapefruit mix ***
    but supreme champion and one of the best beers this year
    brewdog -self assembly pope 7.4 coconut porter/stout

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    Standing at the bar


    Peerless - Frost Nip


    won't let me put in name of pub above
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 03-01-2017 at 14:14.
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    Brendan Behan

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Great Heck Resolution. A pleasant, hoppy 4% er. Tried several times in The Baum on NYE.
    A pub is for life not just for Christmas

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