Sambrooks Reviews




MayumiH
3.1
Sambrooks Candlemaker Black IPA
Cask at the Bree Louise. Mild tasting. Subtly hoppy, roasty and then bitter. Light bodied. It’s alright but a bit thin for my liking.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

ManVsBeer
3
Sambrooks Battersea Rye
Bottle @ Hart & Spool, Borehamwood. Dark amber-brown with a thin head. It’s a crisp, steady rye ale, with a palatable rawness to its taste, and has a gentle, but consistent darker fruitiness.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

downender
3.2
Sambrooks Lavender Hill
Cask-conditioned at the Lime Kiln, Bristol 24/6/2016. Golden in colour, with a decent, off-white, head. Straight down the middle pale ale, with some stone fruits, a touch of citrus and moderately bitter finish. Good.
Friday, June 24, 2016

nilsas
3.5
Sambrooks Battersea IPA

Lukt: Honning, blomster og krydder.
Utseende: Honning gyllen.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum.
Smak: Honning og svak citrus.
Hvor: Moon on the Square (JDW), Feltham.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@6,2%, Nĺr@23.06.2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

Scopey
3
Sambrooks Battersea IPA
Bottle thanks to The Osprey. It pours clear golden - amber with a decent white head. The aroma is bready, toasted grain, some floral notes, perfumed orange action and grapefruit. The taste is bitter, spicy, cereal, bready maltage, toasted grain, orange marmalade, light spice and cereal with a dry, spicy finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Not enough hops and too much malt. Fair.
Sunday, June 19, 2016

AndySnow
3.1
Sambrooks Powerhouse Porter
How: Cask.
Where: Akkurat, Stockholm.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, bread, some caramel.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, caramel.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

joergen
3
Sambrooks London Pale Ale
Bottle. Hazy yellow coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, hay and hops with notes of berries. Fruity flavour of hops and pine needles with notes of grass. Hoppy finish.
Friday, June 10, 2016

sm89walt
3.1
Sambrooks Pumphouse Pale Ale
Cask - Chelsea Potter, Chelsea. A clear Amber with a lasting, lacing one-finger White to odd-White head. Mis-fruit aromas, a little appley, bready and yeasty. Light to medium body, soft carbonation, slightly oily with a soft length and intensity finish.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Ungstrup
3
Sambrooks London Pale Ale
Bottled. A hazy yellow beer with a lazing yellowish head. The aroma has notes of straw and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, hops, and straw, leading to a bitter finish.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Borup
3.2
Sambrooks London Pale Ale
33 cl. bottle. Hazy yellow colour with a big white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, hops, malt, bitterness and straw.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016

yespr
3
Sambrooks London Pale Ale
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a huge white head. Aroma is mild fruity, slight grassy. Bitter, dry, grassy and herbal. Dry and bitter finish.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016

dynamiteninja
2.5
Sambrooks Pumphouse Pale Ale
Cask at the Knights Templar. Barely there white head. Gold body with a light haze. Dough, some lemon, some fruit. Tangy. Dry, oily finish. Crap.
Monday, June 06, 2016

sir__v
3.8
Sambrooks Candlemaker Black IPA
On cask @ Simon the Tanner, London - UK. Color: dark velvet beer with no carbonation and small brownish head. Smell: fig and raison domination. Very impressive notes. Caramel finish. Taste: light body with good roasted malt and fig with raisin fruity notes. Very interesting black IPA. Wet bitterness, very drinkable. Aftertaste: caramel with fig and raisin attenuation. Wet bitterness.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

BeerViking
3.6
Sambrooks Session
Cask at the Plough & Harrow, lightly hazy gold with a lasting fine foam and a faintly sulphurous nose. Juicily bitter, crisp and dry-grassy, with light notes of biscuity malt and golden fruit, leading to a refreshing dry-bitter finish. Excellent session bitter.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

BeerViking
4
Sambrooks Imperial Stout
Bottle from the Plough & Harrow. Black with a thin fast-settling tan head. Lightly woody and winey nose leads to a sweetish syrupy-textured body, rich and warming, with drying alcohol - it drinks more like 7% or 8%though - with notes of burnt liquorice, mocha and old wine. Delicious and very drinkable.
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Ktwse
3.6
Sambrooks / Heretic Buffalo Badger
Pours clear mahogany with low light tan head. Aroma of hazelnut, chocolate, light citrus. Taste is roasty with light caramel sweetness in the finish. Light and creamy body with soft carbonation.
Saturday, May 21, 2016

BeerViking
3.2
Sambrooks Battersea Rye (5.8%)
Cask/gravity at Kingston BF, pours a dark red-brown with a loose head, malty red fruit and cocoa nose, full bodied and sweetly bitter, notes of toffee, fruitcake, earth and herbiness, with a hint of redcurrants.
Friday, May 13, 2016

limbonicartbeer
3.2
Sambrooks Powerhouse Porter
Cerveza color negro rojizo, poca carbonatacion, de consistencia acuosa. Aromas a café y caramelo muy sutiles. Al paladar con sabor a caramelos tostados, con un toque de café. Sensacion de un ahumado ligero. Conclusión cerveza ligera decente para su estilo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, May 12, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.6
Sambrooks / Heretic Buffalo Badger
Keg at the brewery. A mostly clear reddy cooper amber coloured pour with a lasting light tan head. Aroma is meaty maple peacan ham, liquorice, brown sugar, toasted pine. Flavour is composed of brown sugar ham, smoked meat, black meat. Palate is medium sweet, moderate carbonation, little creamy.
Saturday, May 07, 2016

Scopey
3.6
Sambrooks / Heretic Buffalo Badger
Keg at Beavertown. It pours dark brown with a small off - white head. The aroma is bitter - sweet, dark chocolate, coffee grounds, dark fruits and light spice. The taste is bitter, rich roasted malts, ashy, charred wood, cacao nibs, coffee grounds and earth with a dry, roasted finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty flavoursome. One of the best beers I’ve had from Sambrooks
Saturday, May 07, 2016

ManVsBeer
3.2
Sambrooks Imperial Stout
Bottle @ Hart & Spool, Borehamwood, and a snip at just overŁ3 in this particular Wetherspoon pub. Very dark with next to no head. Strong tasting, making its roasted malts very sweetened in both aroma and taste. Has a relatively smooth texture.
Thursday, May 05, 2016

AndySnow
2.8
Sambrooks Wandle
How: Cask.
Where: Akkurat, Stockholm.
Appearance: Dark golden colour with a small white head.
Aroma: Hops, grass, some malt.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Grass, hops, some fruit.

Thursday, May 05, 2016

gunnar
3.2
Sambrooks Battersea Rye (5.8%)
Bottle from Ales By Mail. Pours clear dark amber with a big creamy beige head. Aroma of spicy hops and fruit. Weak and watery mouthfeel.Taste is weak fruity and spicy malts, dries up a bit towards the finish, with spices and rye.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

thepatrickman
3.1
Sambrooks Junction
On cask at the Duke’s Head, Putney. Reasonably straightforward bitter with a solid grain taste and a little more hop flavor than the standard cask offerings. Good with a pie.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Abijen
3.2
Sambrooks Wandle
From bottle. Ik gok koper goud helder bier met een goede witte schuim kraag. Ruikt mout, honing. Smaakt bitter, honing.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Idiosynkrasie
3.1
Sambrooks London Pale Ale
330ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, yellow-ish, pale golden colour with average frothy, osteoporosing, minimally lacing, white head. Fruity hoppy and fruity yeasty aroma, notes of apricot, peach, mirabelle, nectarine, hints of mint and woodruff; very ephemeral hop flavours, only something like quince remains with reasonable durableness. Taste is herbal hoppy, piney, woody, coniferes in general, hints of unripe mirabelle, a chalky touch. Not so bad...
Monday, May 02, 2016

Bosbouw
2.9
Sambrooks Wandle
Uit de fles. Ruikt zoetig mout. Smaakt zoetig mout en een tikkeltje bitter in de afdronk.
Monday, May 02, 2016

hansvf
2.7
Sambrooks Wandle
Warm, in de trein, uit de fles. Bah, smaakt me slecht. Pils, en gister al genoeg op
Sunday, May 01, 2016

zacgillbanks
3.3
Sambrooks Junction
Bottle from Mam and Dad’s holiday, London. Hazy amber-brown in colour with a malty, nutty and earthy flavour followed by a smooth roasted and fruity finish. Pretty good.
Friday, April 29, 2016

TEJA
3.2
Sambrooks Powerhouse Porter
Cask at Akkurat Stockholm. Lasting light brown head. Malty light roasted aroma. Sweet malty brown malt taste. Medium body and balanced bitterness.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

peponi
2
Sambrooks Powerhouse Porter
Aroma: artificial roasted notes, cocoa, caramel. Appearance: clear deep brown color and beige head. Taste: burnt, medium herbal bitterness, coal, burnt caramel, quite dry. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: Rather ugly stuff.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

AnG_BrgNor
3.8
Sambrooks Imperial Stout
Bottle. Dark brown to black with small head. Aroma is Roasted, coffee and licorice. Tasteis the same but inkludes dark dried fruit. Medium body and low carbonation.
Monday, April 25, 2016

anders37
3.2
Sambrooks / Draft House Hoppy Hooker
Cask @ Draft House Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge SE1. Pours a clear golden yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter finish.
Saturday, April 23, 2016

jimbonga
3.2
Sambrooks Session
Cask, Coronet JDW. Gold with grassy and toffee aroma. Light malt with some lemon and pith, ending pretty bitter. Rather thin bodied.
Friday, April 22, 2016

Maersk
3.3
Sambrooks Battersea Rye (5.8%)
Deep brown color with small head. Smell malt, ripe fruit and caramel. Similar to esb or london pride. Medium body with some carb and bitter focus in the finish. Flavor itself is malty and fruity. Refreshing
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Grumbo
3.2
Sambrooks Junction
Cask at the Wilmington, Finsbury, London. Pours copper brown with a lasting and quite firm off white head. Aroma of malt, hop, caramel and fruit/mild spice. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Medium body, slight sticky texture, soft carbonation. Finish has a malty, slightly sour and somewhat dry feel. A decent pint overall.
Monday, April 18, 2016

jmgreenuk
3.1
Sambrooks Powerhouse Porter
Bottle at the Jim / John is back tasting, Den Haag, April 2016. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin broken off white head. The aroma is creamy caramel malt. The flavour is light liqource bitter with a light, watery smoky malt, light hop bitter palate.
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Maakun
3.3
Sambrooks Powerhouse Porter
Bottle at THT. Reddish brown with short lasting off white head. Caramel, sweet grains, some cocoa, soft herbs. Under medium sweet and very light bitter. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Decent.
Saturday, April 16, 2016

sjogro
3
Sambrooks Powerhouse Porter
At Jim/John is back tasting. Clear dark brown, no head. Sweet roasted caramel malts. Dusty. Tea leaves. Medium bitter. Medium body. Low carbonation.
Saturday, April 16, 2016

kermis
3.2
Sambrooks Powerhouse Porter
Bottle shared at the John/Jim tasting. Clear brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, light chocolate and a little dark fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Saturday, April 16, 2016

deanso
3.3
Sambrooks Powerhouse Porter
50cl bottle shared at the Jim/John is back tasting Thin off white head. Hazy burgundy pour. A decent porter
Saturday, April 16, 2016

AdolfoCC
3.4
Sambrooks Imperial Stout
Servida en una pinta inglesa. APARIENCIA: De color negro, con algunos destellos marrones a contra luz, corona de espuma color beige de baja retención, de burbuja abierta, la cual pasa a ser sólo una capa superficial. AROMA: mucho dulzor, notas de caramelo, toffee que es lo que predomina, atrás notas de café y chocolate dulce. SABOR: ligero amargor de entrada, seguido de dulzor, notas de caramelo vuelven a estar presentes y predominan, toffee, algunos frutos oscuros, café, chocolate semiamargo a dulce, quedando detrás un amargor moderado. Al retrogusto queda amargor moderado, no astringente y gusto dulce, el alcohol se percibe en garganta como una sensación cálida pero nada agresiva. SENSACIÓN: Cuerpo medio, carbonatación ligera. RESUMEN: Una buena imperial stout inglesa, agradable.
Saturday, April 16, 2016

kryon
3.2
Sambrooks Candlemaker Black IPA
Pours dark with low off white head Aromas of dark fruit, hints of chocolate, dark bread Taste has hints of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits
Friday, April 15, 2016

ansalon
2.9
Sambrooks Candlemaker Black IPA
Pours black with a large frothy off white head. Aromas of butterscotch, chocolate, roasted malt, rye bread. Taste is quite off with buttery and yeast notes.
Friday, April 15, 2016

Ktwse
3.2
Sambrooks Candlemaker Black IPA
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of chocolate, light coffee, burnt butter (???). Taste is mild hoppy citrus bitter with a chocolate finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.
Friday, April 15, 2016

rarbring
4
Sambrooks Powerhouse Porter
Overall: Fruity, chocolate, dry.
Note: Cask at Oliver Twist. Reviewed 2016-04-12.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Desverger
3.2
Sambrooks Battersea Rye (5.8%)
Tap@George JDW, Croydon - pours dark brown with reddish hue. Sweet malty and dark fruity, some caramel and toffee sweetness, herbal hoppy action into the finish. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, April 10, 2016

nihtila
3.5
Sambrooks Red Ale
Cask at JDW The Foot of the Walk. Dark amber. Nose is caramel and fruits. Tastes red fruits, bitter caramel. Quite nice.
Saturday, April 02, 2016

mr_h
3.5
Sambrooks Red Ale
Cask, 1/3 pint, hand-pulled, Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow (19 Mar 2016)(festival ale), weak malty aroma, deep amber with a thin cream head and excellent lacing, red malty, caramel, earthy, oily.
Friday, April 01, 2016

omhper
2.7
Sambrooks Junction
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear copper colour. Aroma of pears and apples. Mid sweet with light-medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Fruity with pears and dough. Mild resiny bitterness.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016