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
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
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
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.