Monthly Archives: September 2018


Robinsons – Trooper 4.7%

Robinsons – Trooper
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This is promoted as a ‘premium British beer’. It is a dark golden ale, with a malty aroma. It has bitter hop and sweet malt taste with a bitter hop follow on.

This ale is names after the Iron Maiden song about the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava during the Crimean War. The Iron Maiden lead singer worked with the brewery to produce this ale.

It is brewed with Bobek, Holdings and Cascade hops.

Robinsons Brewery Stockport, Cheshire.

Treacle Treat Dark Ale

Wadworth – Treacle Treat Dark Ale 4.2%

Wadworth – Treacle Treat Dark Ale

This is a dark chestnut coloured ale, with a malty aroma and a fruity note. It has a taste of dark roasted malts and chocolate bitter finish.

Described as an Autumn ale, it has the bitter sweet taste notes of black molasses, suited to the cooler months but without the warming strength of a Winter ale. Brewed with Target hops and Crystal, Brown and black malts, and black treacle, for the deep flavour

Wadworth Brewery, Devises

The Cranborne Poacher

Hall and Woodhouse – The Cranborne Poacher 5.7%

Hall & Woodhouse – The Cranborne Poacher

This is a chestnut coloured ale with a sweet plum aroma. It has a bitter hop start with an overwhelming plum bubblegum taste, with a hop bitter finish. Described as a bold, fruity, ruby ale, it’s fruity taste is disconcerting and can only be described as probably “an acquired taste”. This is an ale that would probably appeal to the craft ale drinkers but not one if you’re looking for a more traditional ale taste.