Tag Archives: Beer Review

Guinness West Indies Porter

I’m not a big fan of Guinness, but when I spotted this i my local Asda in Peterlee, I thought that I would give in a try.
It pours nice and dark with a amber head, but the head did not last very long.
On the palate it is rather pleasing. There are notes of caramel, chocolate, toasted malts and toffee. The finish is nice with a good mouth feels.
The Guinness West Indies Porter was a very pleasant surprise because I was expecting a weedy ale.

7/10
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Blog post by Richard Randall

Unicorn Black from Robinsons Brewery

This bottle of Unicorn Black from the Robinsons Brewery had been sitting in a cupboard for yonks, but yesterday I decided to open it and have it with lunch.
It is nice and malty on the nose and on the palate there are malty dark chocolate notes withs hints of caramel. A decent beer.
7/10
Unicorn Black
Blog post by Richard Randall

The Durham Brewery – Hellfire

This is a beer with a big punch. First you get the 10% abv hit which opens up your taste buds, then the Naga chilli hits you. Boom. This is one hot Russian Stout. After the chilli hit, it does mellow into a very good stout.

8/10
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Blog post by Richard Randall

The Durham Brewery – Evensong

Evensong from The Durham Brewery is a very good real ale. It pours very dark brown with a pleasing head. On the nose are aromas of fresh bread and dried fruits. On the palate it is fruity and spicy with a nice back note of toffee. It has a nice long medium bitter finish.

7/10
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The Durham Brewery,
Unit 6a,
Bowburn North Ind Est.,
Bowburn,
Co Durham,
DH6 5PF
Tel: 0191 3771991
http://www.durham-brewery.co.uk/

Blog post by Richard Randall

The Durham Brewery – Bede’s Chalice – Belgian Triple

We picked up the Bede’s Chalice – Belgian Triple from The Durham Brewery a little while ago.
Yesterday we decided to enjoy it with lunch. I opened the bottle and there was a big rush of froth. A very lively beer indeed. In poured into the glass with a big foamy head. On the nose there are aroma’s of bread dough with a little peach. On the palate it pacts a big punch with notes of spice, peach and mango. The 9% ABV holds all these flavours on the palate. There is a pleasing semi sweet alcohol finish with strong notes of orange peel that lasts and lasts. A great beer for these cold days.

8/10

The Durham Brewery - Bede's Chalice - Belgian Triple

Blog post by Richard Randall

Shepherd Neame Double Stout

The Shepherd Neame Double Stout is a very decent tipple. On the nose there are notes of coffee, stewed dark fruits and toasted malts. On the palate it comes alive with with high notes of chocolate, caramel, malts and a tad of toffee. Nice mild bitterness in the finish. A very good stout.

8/10
Shepherd Neame Double Stout

Brewed by:
Shepherd Neame Limited
The Faversham Brewery
17 Court Street
Faversham
Kent. ME13 7AX
United Kingdom
http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/

Blog post by Richard Randall

Shepherd Neame 1698 Bottle Conditioned Ale

Shepherd Neame 1698 is very enjoyable bottle conditioned ale. It is a spicy, fruity and malty ale with a hoppy finish. Nice mouth feel. The ABV is 6.5% but it does not taste very alcoholic.

8/10
Shepherd Neame 1698
Shepherd Neame Limited
The Faversham Brewery
17 Court Street
Faversham
Kent. ME13 7AX
United Kingdom
http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/

Blog post by Richard Randall