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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 4th December 2011)

    sheffield hatter: Dark Star Espresso
    Thuck Phat: Timothy Taylor Landlord
    Quinno: Mordue Coffee Porter
    Oggwyn Trench: Green Mill Flavia
    Bucking Fastard: Kent Brewery Pale
    Old Blue: Kirkstall/Odell's Aquitaine
    Wittenden: Larkin's Traditional
    Alesonly: York Centurions Ghost Ale
    aleandhearty: Abbeydale Holy Water
    Pubsignman: Redemption and Mikkeller Mild Interpretation
    ROBCamra: Oakham Citra
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    Had a couple of pints of the really excellent Dark Star Espresso last night at the Southampton Arms in Kentish Town.
    Come On You Hatters!

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    Runners and riders:

    Oakham Bishops Farewell, Crackers
    Fullers Discovery, ESB
    Ginger Marble
    Kent Pale, Cob Nut
    Northern Flamingo Embers
    TT Landlord
    Wadsworth Swordfish
    Old Mill Winter Warmer

    Not a bad selection at all but some of the most promising weren't in the best condition sadly. Both Oakham ales were excellent, as ever, and the Kent Pale was delicious, very similar to Blue Monkey BG Sips. BOTW though goes to the top quality TT Landlord at The Grapes in Limehouse. Couldn't keep it in the glass.

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    Mordue Coffee Porter at The Nags Head so good I had three

    Conrad/Dave - any chance of a dark beer drink up emoticon?

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    A mixed bag this week ,

    Mallinsons - Motueka
    Green Mill - Flavia
    Brightside - Maverick IPA
    Greenfield - High and Dry
    Abbeydale - Black Mass
    Wye Valley - Butty Bach

    The Mallinsons was disapointing , not up to their usual (high) standards , the Abbeydale Black Mass lived up to its name , the couple of pints i had to finish off the session , the cause of the dark satanic pains in my skull on Saturday morning

    BOTW Green Mill - Flavia
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    A few months ago I really enjoyed a Kent Brewery Zingiber and I happened across two more of their ales while on a short tour of Kentish Town.The Cobnut was very acceptable while my BOTW goes to Kent Brewery Pale which was the highlight of a slighty underwhelming visit to The Southampton Arms.

    I hadnt really registered this micro before so checking in the GBG it was good to find that one of the co founders was the ex brewer from Dark Star ,which explains a lot.

    Will be keeping an eye out for their brews in future.

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    Quite mixed for me too:

    Thornbridge – Pivni
    Brewdog – Winter Porter
    Black Band – Porter
    Kirkstall/Odell – Aquitaine
    Woodforde – Wherry
    Oakham – Mompesson’s Gold
    Timmy Taylor – Landlord
    Oakham – Citra
    Nethergate– Umbel Ale

    Didn't think much of the liquorice tasting Black Band Porter nor the Umbel Ale, but Brewdog's Winter Porter was deliciously chocolatey, and Oakham's Mompesson's Gold really floated my boat as well. However, they were all outclassed by the delectable 8% Kirkstall/Odell's Aquitaine. Even if it did cost a whopping £6.80 in the Sheffield Tap, it set me up well for the return leg of my day trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    Had a couple of pints of the really excellent Dark Star Espresso last night at the Southampton Arms in Kentish Town.
    Missed you by one day,Mr Phat and I were in on the Tuesday,when it was surprisingly packed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucking Fastard View Post
    Missed you by one day,Mr Phat and I were in on the Tuesday,when it was surprisingly packed.
    I went back for one more on the Tuesday, quite late. The Espresso was still on, though not quite so good - or perhaps it was just tinged with the disappointment of the Hatters failing to beat AFC Telford United at home.

    I was also in the Pineapple on Wednesday last week, and I see there's a review from each of you the next day, so I've obviously just missed you again! The Kent Cob Nut was good but the Bass was undistinguished.

    At the Bricklayers in Luton on the Tuesday I was lucky enough to get a pint of Elgoods North Brink Porter just before the barrel ended.
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    A short but distinguished list:
    Adnam's Old Ale
    Larkin's Traditional
    Old Dairy's Red Top

    After an apparent lean spell, Larkin's Traditional looks as if it is back and firing on all cylinders: toffeeish,malty and a long, deep earthy hoppiness. So much flavour for an ABV of 3.4. My favourite session beer.What's more, originally hop farmers, the brewery family have gone back to cultivating the noble bine. 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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