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Cairngorm – Caillie – 3.8%

The Cairngorm Brewery presents Caillie at 3.8%. A light citrus aroma on de-capping, Sparkly, blonde with touch of haze. Wonderful appearance and decently bitter. Massive frothy head on the pour with great retention. Slight citrus aftertaste hints add to a nice refreshing beer. Perhaps a spot too carbonated, but a decent low ABV pale ale all the same. The label is far too crazy looking to easily read anything properly.

Cairngorm - Caillie

Cairngorm – Caillie

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William Bros – Midnight Sun Porter – 5.2%

From William Bros Brewing in Scotland, comes Midnight Sun Porter at 5.2% a ‘Rich, dark and spicy porter’. Fragrant and creamy. Aromatic like a dark IPA with hints of vanilla, coffee, ginger and chocolate (without the intensity of an equivalent stout). No burnt toffee or malt tastes here, just consistent and smooth all the way. This is really good porter, it literally glows fruity chocolate aroma at every step. Carbonation is average to high, mouthfeel is thick and tasty. Overall, this beer is fresh, intense and classic. A pretty amazing beer from Scotland.

Midnight Sun Porter

William Bros – Midnight Sun Porter

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Verzet – Super NoAH – 4.9%

Verzet – Super NoAH at 4.9%. No doubt a proud Belgian beer ‘No American Hops (NoAH)’. A fragrant yeasty & cider like aroma, delicate full blonde appearance. Bubbly carbonation, hideously bitter. Excellent head retention. full bodied & full of fruity yeasty goodness on the aftertaste with hints of herb and esters. A little bit dry on the finish too. I quite liked this one.

Verzet Super NoAH

Verzet Super NoAH

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Marston’s – Owd Rodger – 7.4%.

Marston’s Brewery presents Owd Rodger at 7.4%. A big, sweet, malty tramp of a beer. Virtually no aroma, other than a blast of generic sweet maltiness on de-capping. A surprisingly dark beer albeit with a good head retention, the overall taste is really quite sweet, pretty much an aspiring Barley Wine without the associated body and mouth feel. A very smooth ale with a rich fruity and slightly boozy aftertaste. Indulgent, but on an afterthought,  I think someone forgot to add the bittering hops in this batch. It does grow on you with time, but not a very memorable ale.

Marston's - Owd Rodger

Marston’s – Owd Rodger

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Coniston Brewing Co – Special Oatmeal Stout – 4.5%

From the Coniston Brewing Co comes Special Oatmeal Stout at 4.5%. ‘From the brewer of the champion beer of Britain 1998 & 2012’. A semi decent average, but unexciting stout, with a slightly toffee and burnt malt in the aroma. Perhaps a bit watery tasting for an oatmeal stout, and certainly not strong enough for my liking. Pretty boring really.

Special Oatmeal Stout

Coniston Brewing Co – Special Oatmeal Stout

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Brewdog – Cocoa Psycho Russian Imperial Stout – 10.0%

Brewdog presents a ‘Russian Imperial Stout’– Cocoa psycho at 10.0%. De-capping gives a great chocolate cocoa aroma blast. From what I know of strong stout, head retention is usually quite low to non existent. This one is no exception, however the initial generated head is almost black, which goes perfectly in hand with this dark monster. The mouth-feel is chewy and luxurious, the taste is  something quite amazing: extremely bitter and fruity with intense chocolate presence. The cocoa nib & hop presence adds to a pleasant bittering that almost puckers the cheeks. A wonderful beer with a warming, yet not overwhelming alcohol presence. Stupendously indulgent and enjoyable. Nice one Brewdog!

Brewdog - Cocoa Psycho Imperial Stout

Brewdog – Cocoa Psycho Imperial Stout