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Beer – #700 – Garage Project – Cabbages and Kings

Cabbages & Kings, An Imperial Oyster & Hiropito stout brewed with Te Matuku Bay oysters. A rich & decadent brew clocking in at 12%. Seems a shame with summer coming on … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #697 – Funk Estate – AfroGato

Stout appreciation continues with the Funk Estate Afrogato. A desert beer 🙂 for which then pudding stout, pudding down a track, pudding up the numbers and pudding is served. An Imperial … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

Beer – #693 – Lakeman – Black Jack Stout

This took my eye because the packaging, Shiney! So Stouts, Hurts, Punts, and Peeps “…. Rum and raisin…” This is the smaller 330 ml bottle which has beer that is … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #684 – De Molen – Kopi Loewak

This is a bit special, De Molen – Kopi Loewak a beer I have had before and didn’t think I’d have again, so much pleased face. This is the BeerJerkNZ Beer Club … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #667 – Thornbridge – Saint Petersburg – a redux

I’ve somewhat recently had this to drink, and didn’t really find it that exciting, but this is the BeerJerkNZ beer club beer of the week, and so once again….  Old … Continue reading

September 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #663 – ParrotDog / Two Birds – Double Stout

In what seems a never ending vein of a beer type I’m back to a ParrotDog / Two Birds Double Stout. Not that I mind, at all. Big, black and … Continue reading

September 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #635 – Coopers – Best Extra Stout

A second Australian beer, to recap it was my big brothers birthday, he resides in Australia now, and so as a birthday tribute I brought some Aussie beer.  Cheap beer … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Beer – #624 – 8 Wired – Flat White Coffee Milk Stout

Stouts clearly a thing at the moment. Sweet Stout, Sweet music, Sweetspot and  a sweet spot. If you are not a Kiwi, chances are you might not know what a … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · 3 Comments

Beer – #623 – Sparks Brewing – Frontier Extra Stout *keg*

Still to come: A confused beer ‘ Outlander’ or ‘Frontier’, music to confuse, confusion in numbers, and a confusion of numbers. Chocolate on the nose, dry and roasted taste with … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · 3 Comments

Beer – #621 – Hop Federation – Barrel Aged Stout

Winter beer for the shortest day or Matariki or Winter solstice a time for long beers, short songs, short a number, and a short party. A deep dark black colour with a coffee … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · 5 Comments

Beer – #601 – Yeastie Boys – His Majesty 2014

An annual beer, the Yeastie Boys His Majesty, of course 2014 year. So, Repeating beers, repeating numbers, repeating bands, and repeating yourself A decadent dark strong ale This year His … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Beer- #500(a) – Epic – Epicurean Coffee and Fig Oatmeal Stout

#500, and it’s a Epicurean Coffee & Fig Oatmeal Stout, the 2014 version. In a massive re-think because I can’t arrange a night in when I can do a head … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #528 – Karl Strauss – Wreck Alley Imperial Stout

I like this because well it is what is says it is. There isn’t an addition like “Chocolate” or “fruit of some kind” or “Coffee” that would guest in the middle. This is an honest and goodness “Stout” that I can discern. The chocolate or Coffee fro the roasted malts (I might be making it up) but what you end with is a beer that is really level drinking, there are no peaks in the flavour, no side shoes and a finish that isn’t dry and hints a some kind of dark fruits. It is perry good and worthwhile.

January 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #522 – Eruption – Dark Lava Stout

Another Stout, another new brewer to me, Eruption Brewing and their Dark Lava Stout. A boldly brewed New World Stout Stout Beer, Stout music, big numbers and stout mates. Simple 500ml … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #491 – Guinness – Special Export (Belgian version)

It’s Good for you, good for your ears, good maths and good mates. Special version of bottled Guinness for Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. Brewed in Ireland for Anthony … Continue reading

November 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Beer – #487 – Yeastie Boys – The Last Dictator

Spoonbending, spellbinding, whole numbers, whole conversations. Imperial porter with botrytised vigonier. The last of the 3 in a series of the Spoonbender series – this one is the Yeastie Boys … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

Beer – #471 – Emerson’s – JP (2013 – Belgian Stout)

The one where I’m late to a beer, contemplate an old fashioned working week, fluff the maths and ponder sharing. I looked this one up especially – Emerson’s JP (2013 – … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

Beer – #470 – Sparks Brewing – Frontier Extra Stout

Still to come: Rare beer, staring at my shoes, unfathomable maths, and second thoughts. Chocolate on the nose, dry and roasted taste with a bitter finish. I was in the … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

Beer – #457 – Young’s – Double Chocolate Stout

I find myself in a track of a type of beer, Stout. This time as a gift from my daughter, this one a  Young’s  Double Chocolate Stout. Check out her … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

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