Sunday, 22 January 2017

Amber Stone (Marstons)

Amber Stone (Marstons)
Name: Amber Stone
Label: "Extraordinary Character - Rich and malty nose with a hint of apple fruit"
Brewery: Harper's Brewing Co. - Brewed by Marston's Brewery [wtf?]
ABV: 4.4%

Tasting notes: "Notice the smooth caramel flavours from crystal malts with a lightly dry and nutty texture to finish. Fresh, soft earthy and hedgerow aroma from old world hops. All that sweetness is balanced out by a rounded but robust bitterness"

Game: This week we've mostly been scared w(sh)itless on Resident Evil 7 Biohazard. It's great. It's given us some great ideas for the office refurbishment plan too. Basically we're going to have random lumps of statue that when you hold them up at a certain angle, the shadow they cast onto the wall will complete a picture that will then cause a secret door to open in the wall enabling us to get to another area of the office where a much needed item is kept, probably the stapler or the hole puncher thingy.

Rating: 7 office refurbs out of 10.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Fire in the Hole (Fallen Angel)

Fire in the Hole (Fallen Angel)
Name: Fire in the Hole
Label: "Chili Beer"
Brewery: Fallen Angel Brewery
ABV: 4.9%

Tasting notes: "A golden ale flavoured with fresh green chilli. The beer has the aromatic taste of the fresh chilli with moderate heat."  Amazing spicy beer! It also has spicy nuts!

Game: Back on Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition as we wait impatiently for Resident Evil 7. In a recent post we stated that Sleeping Dogs was set in Shanghai. This is completely inaccurate and we apologise for any offence this may have caused. Sleeping Dogs is set in Hong Kong, a whole 762 miles away from Shanghai. The idiot buffoon of a writer that wrote the original post has been suspended without pay and summarily executed. When he returns we're sending him on a geography training boot-camp to learn about maps and reading and stuff.

Sleeping Dogs rating: still 8 out of 10.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

North Bridge Brown Ale (Harpers)

North Bridge Brown Ale (Harpers)
Name: North Bridge Brown Ale
Label: "A lightly hopped ale, with a sweet chocolate caramel flavour"
Brewery: Harper's Brewing Co
ABV: 4.7%

Tasting notes: "Brown ales are lightly hopped, so the sweet chocolate and caramel flavours of the lightly roasted malts should be front and central on this beer. A rich dark chestnut colour with a creamy richness achieved by brewing with oats."

Game: GamingAles loves figurines and game related collector's editions. Ubisoft do the best ones though. It's official. The detail of the Assassin's Creed range for example is amazing compared to the Batman Arkham Knight collector's edition. This appeared in CEX and just looks like a lump of cheap black plastic roughly resembling the Gotham skyline and Batman. And now we notice the Resident Evil 7 collector's edition doesn't even include the game. What the actual...

Ubisoft rating: 10 levels of detail out of 10.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Red Rye IPA (Great British Brewing)

Red Rye IPA (Great British Brewing)
Name: Red Rye IPA
Label: "A full bodied mouthfeel with hints of passion fruit & peaches with notes of pine & citrus fruits"
Brewery: The Great British Brewing Co
ABV: 4.7%

Tasting notes: "Red in colour this Rye IPA has aromas of pine and citrus fruits. There is a full-bodied mouthfeel with hints of passion fruit and peaches, leading to a dry finish tinged with the spiciness of the rye."

Game: This is a movie review about a game so still counts because it's game related. Assassin's Creed!  Seems to have had mixed reviews for some reason. It's got assassins, hidden blades, leaps of faith, stabbings, apples of Edens and an Animuss'ss. What the HELL is not to like about this movie? Nothing, that's what. It's great. Pre-ordered it on 3D blu-ray already.

Rating: 9 Fassbenders out of 10