Saturday, 28 March 2015

Mocha Amaretto (Batemans)

Mocha Amaretto (Batemans)
Name: Mocha Amaretto
Label: "Grande Cafe Mocha! Chocolate coffee beer with a hint of amaretto!"
Brewery: Batemans
ABV: 6.5%

Tasting notes: "Mocha Amaretto: the perfect blend of coffee pot aroma, almond and chocolate indulgence with the sweetness of biscotti. This delicately prepared beer is a true homage to all that is wonderful about Italy's cafe culture."

Game: Telltale Games have really nailed the Game of Thrones atmos in the latest episode The Sword in the Darkness.  Like the books, I can barely keep track of the story because of the amount of characters, how it jumps around between locations and the fact that my brain is slightly broken.  But then DRAGON!  Breathing fire and stuff!  Rating: 9/10

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Graffiti IPA (Firebrand Brewing Co)

Graffiti IPA (Firebrand Brewing Co)
Name: Graffiti IPA
Label: "Forged in Cornwall"
Brewery: Firebrand Brewing Co
ABV: 5.0%

Tasting notes: "Graffiti IPA is a punchy little IPA at 5.2%, a lovely biscuity malt base gives the backbone, allowing the (mostly) US hops to shine through, giving wonderful aroma and flavour of citrus and tropical fruit."  Think they been drinking too much Graffiti IPA because the front of the bottle says 5.0% abv yet the back says 5.2% !  Say what?

Game: Ending of Dragon Age: Inquisition was a bit of a glitch-fest but enjoyable none the less.  **SPOILER** if you get to the final fight with Corypheus and it glitches at the third stage of fighting him, the loading screen comes up and you wait for ages for what you assume is the next cut-scene, but you end up back fighting Corypheus except he's stuck at zero health and is bobbing up and down. Just run down all the flights of stairs and bingo, the cut-scene plays :)

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Icelandic White Ale (Einstök Ölgerð)

Name: Icelandic White Ale
Label: "Ale brewed with coriander & Orange Peel - Bottle conditioned - unfiltered - unpasteurised"
Brewery: Einstök Ölgerð
ABV: 5.2%

Tasting notes: "Our quest was simple, we wanted to make the best white ale we ever tasted. We got there with the complex flavors of the classic witbier, including orange peel and coriander - all brewed with pure Icelandic water and a touch of oats that deliver a cool smoothness that is uniquely flavorful and refreshingly drinkable."

Game: Pause the GAME!  I'm totally watching Vikings Season 3 and this is the perfect beer to sup while watching a bit of Nordic bludgeoning. Vikings is way better than Breaking Bad too!  Violent AND educational! "Skol!"