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174. Jenning's Cocker Hoop


The third of beer enjoyed at the rather excellent Marlbank Inn, Cocker Hoop is a reasonable enough pale/golden ale, fairly smooth but not sweet start with a very noticeable almost peppery bitter kick in the middle. 15 more words

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167-169 Brewdog's 5am Saint, Dead Pony Club and Hardcore IPA

So, to finish up the Brewdogs from Aberdeen. Once we got into the mid-afternoon, the cues around the bars were beyond ridiculous. It was taking a good 20 minutes to get served, so we decided to get three lots of three drinks at a time, and ended up with mostly what was left, which included 5am Saint, Dead Pony Club and Hardcore IPA. 217 more words

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165. Goffs' Jouster

My second medieval themed beer from Goff’s following their rather pleasing Launcelot in the Spring, Jouster was a bit of a let down. Not particularly bad, it just lacks any noteworthy qualities.  102 more words

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New planet proves Earth-like worlds can form in two-star solar systems


A new planet has provided scientists with the first evidence that liveable, Earth-like worlds can exist in binary, or two-star, solar systems. As half the universe’s planets are in binary systems, the chances of life on other planets just got better. 16 more words


161 & 162 Mad O'Rourkes Sledge Hammer and Lump Hammer

Before our trip to Aberdeen a while back (I know everything is out of order and very, very late), we took a trip to a Black Country institution, Mad O’Rourke’s Pie Factory, a pub in Tipton famous for its pastried fare and selection of home brewed beers. 102 more words

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159. Brutal Brewing's Piston Head

A surprisingly mild and slightly sweet lager this,  made in Sweden by the aggressively named Brutal Brewing. The bottle design and biker gang moniker gives the impression of a punchy beverage, but barring a fairly short burst of orange peel bitterness at the end, Piston Head is a fairly underwhelming beer.

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153. McEwan's Champion

Any semi-regular reader of my brewing related witterings this year will be well aware of my love of a good dark ale. McEwan’s Champion, an Edinburgh brewed beer, is about as dark as they come, and strong with it, so I was interested to try this. 71 more words

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