Belhaven 90 Wee Heavy Scottish Ale

Belhaven Brewery, Dunbar, Scotland 7.4% ABV This is dark brown in color with a caramel smell.  This has a bit of a burnt taste to it.  It’s not as sweet as a Scotch Ale and not as big, but having said that, we’d just rather have a Scotch Ale. Would we have this again?  No…

Belhaven Scottish Ale

Belhaven Brewery, Dunbar, Scotland Our signature Scottish Ale is the beer we’ve brewed the longest and is our best selling bottle worldwide.  We brew it from 100% Scottish Optic and Crystal barley malts for a nutty, biscuit character, balanced with a subtle spiciness from Challenger and Goldings hops for an all around satisfying beer. 5.2%…

Fuller’s London Pride

Fuller’s Smith and Turner PLC, London, UK Fuller’s London Pride is an award-winning English classic premium ale, rich and smooth with a good malty base and well-developed hop notes in the finish.  The Griffin Brewery in Chiswick has been brewing an excellent range of award-winning beers since 1845, many of which are available in the…

Bass Pale Ale

William Bass and Co, Merrimack, NH As Bass Pale Ale’s popularity grew, unscrupulous imitators tried to pass off inferior products as Bass by copying the unique red triangle logo.  In 1875, concerned for the reputation of their beloved brew, Bass brewers applied for and were granted England’s first registered trademark. 5.1% Clear amber in color…

Wychwood Hobgoblin Imported Dark English Ale

Wychwood Brewery, Witney, Oxfordshire, UK Hobgoblin is a blend of smooth, rich flavors from chocolate and crystal malts, the refreshing bitterness of English Fuggles hops and a dash of citrus aroma from Styrian Goldings.  An ale full of mischievous character. 5.2% ABV Dark brown in color with a nose similar to a stout: bitter coffee…

Robinson’s Old Tom Strong Ale

Robinson’s Brewery, Stockport, UK Old Tom is a legend amongst ales.  First created by the Robinson family in 1899.  It is a wonderfully warming dark ale, with aromas of dark fruit and a palate booming with ripe malt and hops.  Not surprisingly Old Tom has won almost every brewing accolade including being voted The World’s…

Timothy Taylor’s Landlord

Timothy Taylor and Company, Ltd.  Keighley, West Yorkshire, UK; Bottled by Frederic Robinson, Ltd. Bredbury, Cheshire, UK Landlord is the classic pale ale, traditionally brewed using the finest Golden Promise malted barley, whole leaf hops and pure Knowley Spring Water.  Landlord is a full flavoured pale ale with a complex and hoppy aroma.  Landlord has…

Timothy Taylor’s Boltmaker

Timothy Taylor and Company, Ltd.  Keighley, West Yorkshire, UK; Bottled by Frederic Robinson, Ltd. Bredbury, Cheshire, UK Boltmaker was originally brewed in the 1930’s as a Best Bitter to slake the demanding thirst of Yorkshire’s miners, steel workers and engineers.  Boltmaker is a well-balanced, genunine Yorkshire beer with a full measure of maltiness and a…

Samuel Smith’s Taddy Porter

Samuel Smith Old Brewery, (Tadcaster) North Yorkshire, UK A very dark, full bodied ale with a rich, creamy head and an intense dry, tangy character.  Brewed with well water (the original well sunk in 1758 is still in use), malted barley, roasted malt, yeast and hops.  Fermented in ‘stone Yorkshire squares’.  The type of beer…

Samuel Smith’s India Ale

Samuel Smith Old Brewery, (Tadcaster) North Yorkshire, UK 5.0% ABV This is a hazy amber/orange with not much of a nose; a hint of malt.  This brew is VERY smooth.  It does have a bit of a bite at the end.  Malty.  This is probably the least fruity British IPA we’ve had. Would we have…

Samuel Smith’s Imperial Stout

Samuel Smith Old Brewery, (Tadcaster) North Yorkshire, UK 7% ABV Black as pitch with a sweet nose.  Starts off smooth and malty and ends with a bitter finish.  Very simple and drinkable stout.  Makes Father Jack want to head back to the Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese pub on Fleet Street! Would we have it again?…

Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout

Samuel Smith Old Brewery, (Tadcaster) North Yorkshire, UK An opaque, wonderfully silky and smooth textured ale with a complex, medium dry palate and bittersweet finish.  Brewed with well water (the original well sunk in 1758 is still in use), malted barley, roasted barley, oatmeal, yeast and hops, fermented in open-topped stone Yorkshire squares.  Celebrated oatmeal…