Garage Project Snug

Garage Project’s application of nitro tech could lead to very exciting things for dry stouts like this, as well as malt driven beers generally.  Snug is deeply roasty on the nose with burned malt, toasted coconut and mocha.  The palate has the full spectrum of malt flavour on blast, starting with sweet toffee and finishing all the way over in the bitterest black, which gradually burns off over the long finish.  Despite the intensity of flavour and ferocity of the bitterness, the body stays light and crisp.  Not just another Guinness-a-like, this handily beats the old Irish favorite in my opinion, having vastly more flavour with only a 0.8% hike in ABV compared with the Irish benchmark. 

Brave Brewing Tigermilk IPA

What I really like about Brave Brewing Co (and their beer) is that they keep things simple.  Their range features seven styles which easily cover the beer spectrum offering an option for all avid beer drinkers. Tigermilk IPA follows that mantra: its simple, packed...

Cassels Nectar Double IPA

Cassels Nectaron IPA is still my go to for a core range beer showcasing this terrific new hop, so this (ostensibly) double IPA version (8.2%) caught my eye immediately.  Bright and sharp aromas of passionfruit, pineapple and nectarine leap out of the nose, with...

Peckhams X Cell Division Fire Graff

Graf (or Graff) started life as a fictional beverage that appears in The Dark Tower series of books by Stephen King. The story follows the adventures of “Gunslinger” Roland Deschain in a post-apocalyptic quest to find the eponymous Dark Tower.  The beverage Graf first...

Urbanaut Tropical Imperial Stout

‘Tropical’ stout is one of the more esoteric beer styles.  Essentially a milk stout with more fruit character and higher strength, although much higher in this case (12 per cent ABV), taking it way into the imperial stratosphere.  Aromas of double chocolate icecream...

Boneface Brewing Voodoo XPA

What I love about this Boneface Voodoo XPA is that it’s exactly what it describes on the can.  When perusing the shelves of my local liquor store I’m attracted to labels that talk about the experience I should have once opened.  Too much cryptic crap turns me away...