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Herevana – North End – Iron Sands

I purchased a mix case of North End beers, something from all parts of the spectrum, Sours, Saison, Pales to Stouts, and thanks to the lovely people at. BeerHug in … Continue reading

September 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – Lakeman – Black Jack Gold

On the face of it a normal stock Stout, on the can a whole new story. I was tipped onto this by someone who also couldn’t belive what a hidden … Continue reading

September 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – Isthmus – Figaro

I’ve drunk a goodly amount of Isthmus beers, but oddly they’ve not made a stout that I know of, but I’m not an expert in that. So, if you’re going … Continue reading

August 29, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – Hallertau – Thomson Whisky Barrel Aged Double Stout

Hallertau Thomson Whisky Barrel Aged Double Stout. The 2021 version. They’ve again dialled up the usual Nocturne using Whisky Barrels from Thompson, coincidentally also made at Hallertau, and it’s a … Continue reading

July 31, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – Hallertau – Nocturne Double Stout

Hallertau Nocturne Double Stout. Oi Oi! a beer that you look forward to, a yearly release of, usually because they’re of high quality. I first had this back in 2016, … Continue reading

July 31, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – 8 Wired – Gorky Park

8 Wired Gorky Park is a monster of a beer, but I brought it because it’s from 8 Wired, it’s and aged stout and it has a lovely name, and … Continue reading

July 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – 8 Wired – Opium Cake

8 Wired Opium Cake – It became available again. Well either I’ve had this and not noted it anywhere, not on any app, not a cursory note, or weirdly I’ve … Continue reading

July 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – Bootleg – Pea-Knuckle-LADA

Bootleg Pea-Knuckle-LADA is a White Stout, A White Pastry Stout (it’s flavoured). This is the lead up to the nights feat of Ribs. Bootleg have had some cracking beers lately … Continue reading

February 13, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – Garage Project – Slay Ride

When it’s time to double down on your big start it’s time to look to a stout. and look what I have found a Garage Project Slay Ride  – honestly … Continue reading

December 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1,089 – 8 Wired – Double Scoop #1

8 Wired – Double Scoop #1 – so clearly a series in the offing. It’s the beer of the week for the BeerJerkNZ beer club, that’s a subscription service that’s … Continue reading

October 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1,069 – Te Aro – Dubh X

Dubh X. I got unreasonably excited, being how I’ve hankered after a beer with my name on, or failing that a beer that I’ve named. I even had an idea … Continue reading

February 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1030 – New New New – Fear Not

New New New Fear Not – it’s a smoked Stout with added conger eel. No Dolphins though because that would be odd. with a deep undercurrent of NZ New New … Continue reading

March 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – Poke The Bear

Outlier Cartel – Poke the Bear.  Thereby breaking a promise to MrsPhil about holding back and taking a measure approach to having beer on Christmas day. I got to to … Continue reading

December 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #993 – Shepherd Neame – Double Stout

Shepherd Neame Double Stout. England v Tonga on the TV, I have nothing to lose except my dignity. Perhaps. creamy and delicious A Bottle of a beer that is 5.2% … Continue reading

November 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #916 – Deschutes – Obsidian Stout

Deschutes Obsidian Stout, a beer for the BeerJerk club night. Summer has made another appearance, and it’s warm and sunny outside, and here I am inside but happy. Deep, robust … Continue reading

March 30, 2017 · 1 Comment

Beer – #881 – Emerson’s – Phantom Lord

Emerson’s Phantom Lord  – an ominous sounding name for a beer. …all the classic stout, characteristics…. 5.9% ABV and 177 calories a serve size, this is 500ml making it Brewed … Continue reading

December 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #859 – Panhead – Blacktop

My good buddy likes this, and I’ve never had it, so I have to make that right, and tell him how good or bad his taste is. Fat and chewy … Continue reading

October 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #839 – BBC – Rawene

Rawene Coconut & Vanilla Oatmeal Stout.  Another beer from the locally based Birkenhead Brewing Co. This one a stout, like it says. Deep brown with a tight cream-like head..Body is voluptuous 500ml … Continue reading

September 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #830 – Eagle – Coalface

Eagle Coalface, I’ve only ever seen this in bottles, so when it’s at the fill station it’s hard to say no. …. fruity, dark,… 6.2% of a dark black Stout, … Continue reading

August 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

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