Polygraph – ABV 7.4%

Rich, smooth and malty on the palate yet with a crisp hoppy finish, this full-flavoured stout packs a lot of fruit, coffee and chocolate into just 7.4% ABV.

Look: Pours a hazy brown with creamy tan head that lasts and fair lacing.

Aroma: Waves of dark stone fruits with some citrus accents, chocolate and rich espresso.

Taste: Deep rich mocha coffee with roasted malts and notes of toffee and chocolate plus more stone fruits such as berries and cherries. Crispens up at the finish with some dry hop bitterness dry. Smooth mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Verdict: With the Polygraph, we cannot tell a lie – it’s delicious. Full of flavour and character and it’s only 7.4% – that’s almost session material.

Automaton IPA – ABV 7%

Nephilim IPA – ABV 7.4%

Well-rounded with a crisp bitter finish, this IPA is brewed with 1.5kg of Citra, Mosaic, Equinox and Simcoe hops per brewers barrel – and is as heavenly as the name suggests.

Look: Pours a rich amber golden colour with a medium off-white head and good lacing.

Aroma:  Plenty of bright fruits including orange and lemon, subtle notes of passionfruit and crisp piney hops.

Taste: More citrus, with grapefruit joining the orange and lemon, and smooth fruit including melon and peach and some subtle piney hops and spice. Medium bodied, well-rounded and really nicely balanced with a lasting bitter finish. 

Verdict: A beer well worthy of the name (that means the offspring of the sons of God and the daughters of man) – fruity and hoppy with great balance and finish. The Nephilim were around just before the time of the Great Flood, which is the approximate quantity of this beer we could happily drink.