Dark Star Imperial Stout – A Vertical Tasting

In a modern beer scene where those who shout the loudest stand out from the crowd, Dark Star sits in a quiet corner of Sussex, on an industrial estate in Partridge Green; a village nestled in the green space somewhere between Horsham and Brighton where it has remained a constant, well regarded name in an ever changing industry

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LITTLE LOOKS – Milk Street Brewery

Little Looks are the reviews of brews that may be new to the market, a local beer I want to shout about, or simply a classic revisited.  The Lowdown The likes of Zig Zag and Funky Monkey are beer names that I’ve been aware of for quite some time but I rarely see them on […]

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#12beersofxmas – Days 5, 6 & 7

Triple hit this time around as I fell off of the bog post radar over the past three days, but as Nirvana say; nevermind. These three beers are all mighty, beautiful and inspired and so I think they’ll sit together well on this page. Christmas Eve Dark Island Reserve from Orkney Brewery, a Limited Edition […]

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#12beersofxmas – Day 3

It’s officially Midwinter today, the marking of the shortest day, looking ahead to the renewed light and the hopes of what a new year will bring whilst looking back on the days that have passed. It’s been my second full year of blogging as ‘Look at Brew’ and it has been filled with many beer […]

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#12beersofxmas – Day 10

And so the excesses of the season continue… I fancied a coffee, so I popped open a bottle of Gordon Street Coffee Glasgow Roast to accompany my maple bacon and pancakes. It’s a good job I have #12beersofxmas as an excuse. This is a divine collaboration between Gordon Street Coffee and Drygate brewery, sitting under the […]

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REVIEW: Bean Brothers & Squawk Brewery, Espresso Stout

How do you like your coffee? I take mine in a stout when I can. There’s something about the use of real coffee in a dark beer that I find irresistible, but it’s got to be done well, because coffee can so easily overwhelm the palate and dominate that you may as well just have ordered […]

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Sussex Silhouette: Tasting Notes

Back in October I was lucky enough to create my own beer with the team at Turners Brewery in Ringmer, East Sussex. I opted to brew a stout, called it Sussex Silhouette, had a whale of a time and wrote a blog post all about it. What I didn’t have at the time of writing that […]

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Sussex Silhouette

    I was eating my breakfast, mindlessly scrolling through my Facebook feed when I saw my name pop up in this Turners Brewery status; I’D WON!! All that had been required was the sharing of a previous status update, my name added to and subsequently pulled out of a hat, then boom! I was […]

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REVIEW: BLACK TOKYO HORIZON

Name: Black Tokyo Horizon Brewed By: BrewDog, Mikkeller, Nogne o (triple collaboration) Style: Stout (a blend of each breweries’ signature stouts) ABV: 15-17% Country: UK/Denmark/Norway Web: brewdog.com / mikkeller.dk / nogne-o.com In 2010 Brewdog teamed up with pals Mikkeller and Nogne-o to collaborate on a very special blend of their signature stouts – Tokyo, Black and Dark Horizon respectively. The […]

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REVIEW: The Ilkley Brewery Co. – The Mayan

Name: The Mayan Brewed By: The Ilkley Brewery Co. Style: Stout ABV: 6.5 % Country: UK Web: ilkleybrewery.co.uk At the start of 2013 Ilkley Brewery took on the concept of a chili – chocolate stout, and The Mayan was born. This is a bold beer with massive flavours. The real chocolate hits you at first, […]

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