Return to Madness Imperial IPA – ABV 11%

Terrific for sipping on the sofa – just be careful when you stand up again. Fruity esters, tropical hops and yeast forces join for a no-holds-barred IPA.

Look: It is thick pouring with a hazy golden colour and a long lasting head.

Aroma: Tropical fruit, pine resin and sweet yeastiness combine in a complex dance  – it’s amazingly easy-going for an 11 percenter. Now that’s madness.

Taste: Sweet, chewy and boozy with fruity esters the yeast, you get a massive hop hit of Aramillo, Vic’s Secret, Centennial and Columbus.

Food pairing: The sweet and heavily hopped flavour is a good match for the salty tang of strong cheese. Try it with a mature cheddar sourdough toastie.

Schwartzwalder Kirschtorte – ABV 7.2%

German for Black Forest Gateau, this brown-black beer is lighter bodied than a traditional stout or porter but has intoxicating cherry and chocolate notes.

Aroma: Swirl it around in the glass to release the heavenly aromas of cherry, forest fruits and dark chocolate.

Taste: Instead of being over-sweet, the cherry sourness is carefully balanced with roasted malt and subtle notes of chocolate, giving an easy drinking beer. A dry, slightly bitter finish complements the aromas of fruit, to leave you wanting more.

Food Pairing: This beer is the perfect accompaniment to cold game pie – or for the full Schwartzwalder Kirschtorte experience try it with few squares of good quality dark chocolate.

Figgy Bastard Imperial Stout – ABV 10%

Beer made with figs aged in red wine barrels for an Amaretto tingle. You’ve got better willpower than us if you can wait until Christmas to drink this.

Look: Figgy Bastard pours jet black with a tan head.

Aroma: Dried fruit, chocolate and amaretto.

Taste: Sweetness of figs and dates, with a lovely contrasting sourness that prevents it becoming too cloying. Lovely stuff.

Food pairing: If you can keep your hands off it until Christmas Day it will go down a storm with your mince pies and Xmas pudding.

Salted Caramel Quadrupel – ABV 13%

Salted… Caramel… Quadrupel. The mere utterance of those three words in the same breath is enough to get us salivating in anticipation.

Look: The beer pours a slightly orange brown with a big frothy head.

Aroma: Unsurprisingly, this delivers lots of salted caramel on the nose.

Taste: Salty sweet caramel and toffee, with dried fruit the yeast and warmth the alcohol. Unique.

Food Pairing: This beer is practically a pudding in its own right. Try pairing it with the saltiness of an aged gouda like Raypenaer.

Double Nightmare on Bold Street – ABV 8.5%

This is an imperial version of our coffee milk stout, with twice the coffee. You will not sleep tonight!

Lightning Sombrero – ABV 8.5%

Best Before date: April 2018 but still tastes great!

This gooseberry DIPA is the result of a very fun brew day with Wild Weather Ales and is a fruity flavour bomb!