Sunday, 28 August 2016

Spiced Rum Finish Oak Aged Beer (Innis & Gunn)

Spiced Rum Finish Oak Aged Beer (Innis and Gunn)
Name: Spiced Rum Finish Oak Aged Beer
Label: "This special Innis & Gunn beer has been finished over oak infused with Caribbean Spiced Rum"
Brewery: Innis & Gunn
ABV: 7.4%

Tasting notes: "Since discovering the perfect marriage of beer, oak and rum back in 2006 we have been busy brewing, maturing and tasting, trying to uncover new ways to craft these unusual bedfellows into even more delicious beer. And in doing so we experienced a eureka moment of flavour, discovering a mouth-watering union of specially brewed, toffee-hued Innis & Gunn beer and very rare Caribbean Spiced Rum that is absolutely bursting with flavour."

Game: ​ More PS4 remastering: Heavy Rain. Initial impressions be like, what the hell is this? I got up, had a shower, got dressed, went downstairs, drank some orange, did. some. work., helped wife put the shopping away, set the table, played with the kids. Well done, you've made a game duller than my ACTUAL life.

Rating: 1 boring life out of 10.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Double Hop Monster IPA (Greene King)

Double Hop Monster IPA (Greene King)
Name: Double Hop Monster IPA
Label: "Late hopped for maximum aroma & a refreshingly bitter finish"
Brewery: Greene King
ABV: 7.2%

Tasting notes: "Double Hop Monster IPA is the wildest, hoppiest beer we've ever brewed. A "big" beer in every way, it's bold, bitter and thanks to extensive dry-hopping - fabulously aromatic."

Game: Part 2 of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is surprisingly called Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. ​ Went through this one really quickly and to be honest I can't remember much about it. It definitely had climbing, shooting and simple environment-based puzzle solving. It was definitely good too. Sometimes games just go in one eye and out the other though...

Rating: 7 vague memories out of 10.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Peaky Blinder (Sadlers)

Peaky Blinder (Sadlers)
Name: Peaky Blinder
Label: "Craft Brewed Beer"
Brewery: Sadler's
ABV: 4.6%

Tasting notes: "A black IPA brewed with five different malts and five different hop varieties. Dark and delicious yet refreshing and hoppy." Not sure if this is an official Peaky Blinders beer but it's a fantastic ale to go with a fantastic TV show!

Game: ​ More PS4 greatness, God of War 3 Remastered. I reckon it's OK to play this without playing the first two in the series. The first two stories probably go something like this anyway:

GoW 1: Kratos tricked into killing own family, gets angry, goes out and hacks everyone/thing he sees to pieces.

GoW 2: Kratos still angry. Hacks even more things/people to pieces.

And so GoW 3: *spoiler* Pretty much kills EVERYTHING. Uses a beheaded er... head, as a torch.

Rating: 8 beheaded heads out of 10