Pope’s Yard Reviews




rikstar
3.5
Pope’s Yard Club Hammer
0,5 l fles gedeeld met lion zwart net een ruige bruine kraag. Geur en smaak met koffie en cacao. Iets te prikkelend maar verder geen verkeerde stout redelijk drie afdronk
Thursday, July 28, 2016

The_Osprey
3.4
Pope’s Yard Club Hammer
June 2016 - Bottle share at Canary Wharf as ’Pope’s Yard Club Hammer’, 5.5%. Thanks to Fergus for the Watford whale. Opaque black, foamy brown head, thick lacing. Aroma is chocolatey, touch of red berry, a little ash. Quite nice. Body is fairly light, frothy, soft carbonation. Taste is spicy, touch of mint, some light ash, molasses, dark breads. Decent. (3.4)
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Travlr
3
Pope’s Yard Bruitish
Cask. Hazy to cloudy straw color, white head. Aroma of floral mixed spice. Taste is medicinal and herbal spice.
Saturday, July 09, 2016

Travlr
2.8
Pope’s Yard Strong Dark Mild (Brett Whisky Cask)
Cask at In De Wildeman. Dark brown color, thin tan head. Aroma of earthy brownies. Taste is earthy, peppery, dank. Interesting.
Saturday, July 09, 2016

Douberd
2.6
Pope’s Yard Strong Dark Mild (Brett Whisky Cask)
(Pope’s Yard Strong Dark Mild (Brett Whisky Cask)) Tap at In De Wildeman, 150 ml glass, as Pope’s Yard Wild Whiskey Brett. Dark mahogany brown colour on the body, a bit murky, with just some bubbles on the top. Aroma of vinegar, dog poop, not so inviting. Taste is nothing special either, some caramel, red fruits, no whiskey notes to be found, vinegar, leaves. Thin body with low carbonation. Disappointing.
Saturday, July 09, 2016

Douberd
3
Pope’s Yard Bruitish
(Pope’s Yard Bruitish) Cask at In De Wildeman, 150ml. Hazy yellow body, no head. Aroma of wheat, juniper berries, some citrus. Very bitter taste with floral notes, leaves, wheat, citrus. Medium thin body with good carbonation. Okay beer.
Saturday, July 09, 2016

bierkoning
3.3
Pope’s Yard Bruitish
Cask @ Wildeman. Blonde, Cloudy. Bretty, grapefruit, salt and ginger in the aroma. Ginger, lemon and salt in the flavor. Good.
Monday, June 27, 2016

ShivanDragon
3.7
Pope’s Yard Strong Dark Mild (Brett Whisky Cask)
Sample from tap at ’In de Wildeman’ during Carnivale Brettanomyces 2016
from cask as Pope’s Yard Wild Whisky Brett B.A 5%. looks like a pepsi-cola with a kaki head. Aroma of malts, caramel, roasted malts, some whisky and alcohol, and some brett. Taste is quite sweet, however light for a BA Whisky, straw, caramel, dark malts, low bitterness, soft whisky, a bit dry in the aftertaste, some chocolate, medium body, low co2. tasy however a bit weird...

Sunday, June 26, 2016

ShivanDragon
2.7
Pope’s Yard Bruitish
Sample from cask at ’In de Wildeman’ during Carnivale Brettanomyces 2016
hazy golden with a white head. aroma is herbal, sweet, ginger, lemon. Taste is slightly bitter, medium sweetness, rosemary, mint, very herbal, weak body, float... meh !

Sunday, June 26, 2016

andrei79
3.9
Pope’s Yard Galaxian IPA
Bottle from Bierkoning 26.06.2016. Ultra hoppy IPA! Pours hazy amber with lasting neck. Smell, taste, aroma are dry hops and malt, with slight fruit. Strong IPA feel, can feel the alcohol volume.
Sunday, June 26, 2016

andrei79
3.6
Pope’s Yard Quartermaster
Bottle 26.06.2016 Bierkoning Amsterdam. Pours a brown haze with white head. Little carbonation. Aroma of fresh hops and malt. Taste is easy session IPA, slight bitterness on the finish. Some fresh fruitness in the background. Very drinkable!
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Borresteijn
2.8
Pope’s Yard Bruitish
On cask at Carnivale Brettanomyces ’16. At In de Wildeman. Murky golden colour, soapy white head. Aroma is very herbal, mint, soap, lavender, rosemary, pickle. Flavour is soapy, lavender, rosemary, minty, herbal, pickles, really weird stuff. Sour-soapy finish. Light bodied.
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Zlotta
1.5
Pope’s Yard Strong Dark Mild (Brett Whisky Cask)
Sampled from cask at ’In de Wildeman’ during Carnivale Brettanomyces 2016. Dark brown to black with an off-white head. Sweetish, slightly fruity aroma of caramel, chocolate and lots of manure. Sweetish-malty, slightly sourish taste of caramel, chocolate, red grapes and lots of manure, followed by a medium long, slightly bitter, a little tart finish. Thin to medium body, slightly astringent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. I seem to be the only one at the table who got the manure, and I tried it from two different glasses. I can’t help it, but to me it was disgusting and I could not drink it at all.
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Zlotta
2.6
Pope’s Yard Bruitish
Sampled from cask at ’In de Wildeman’ during Carnivale Brettanomyces 2016. Hazy, straw yellow with a white head. Herbal-spicy, slightly fruity aroma of juniper, ginger and some lemon. Slightly bitter, very herbal-spicy and a little fruity taste of ginger, juniper and some lemon, followed by a medium long, slightly bitter and very herbal-spicy finish. Thin to medium body, flat. Don’t like it.
Sunday, June 26, 2016

andrei79
4.4
Pope’s Yard Bruitish
Bottle from Carnivalle Brettanomyces 2016 dinner. No carbonation, hazy yellow pour. Smells like elderflower, but it?s not one of the ingredients I?m told. Nettle, yarrow and mugwort are responsible for a deep funky herbal aroma and taste. A bit of sour makes it refreshing in the mouth. Finish is herb citrus sour and slight bitter with a hit of funk. An amazing well-balanced fresh brew!! Wow!
Sunday, June 26, 2016

PotjeBier
3.4
Pope’s Yard Strong Dark Mild (Brett Whisky Cask)
Tap @ In De Wildeman at Carnivale Brettanomyces 2016, with Bierkoning, Travlr, Zlotta, TheJvd, ShivanDragon, Benzai, Borresteijn and more. Dark, almost black color. Aroma’s: dark chocolate, light vegetables, roasty. Retronasal it’s sour-ish, chocolate. Flavor is moderate sweet, moderate sour, chocolatey. Medium bodied. Finishes with dark chocolate, light bitter.
Sunday, June 26, 2016

tricksta_p
3.7
Pope’s Yard Creme Brulee Stout
Bottle at home. Aroma is big vanilla, malt, dark chocolate, surprisingly fruity, crème brûlée, chocolate fruit cake. Flavour is potent rich dessert-like sweetness. Body is medium, a bit creamy. Delivers as promised.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

77ships
2.1
Pope’s Yard Bruitish
Cask tasting glass @ In De Wildeman during Carnivale Brettanomyces 2016! Waiter was hyping this beer, unfortuely this one really didn’t go well with my preferences, maybe he was trying to get rid of it? Hazy citrus golden, no head. Nose is old stale NL cheese, sugar, some fermenting fish & pickle watter. Taste is sour puckering pickle water, sour fish, grain, vegetable, sour fish, grain, ferment NL cheese, vegetable. Huge, huge flat pickle juice, too much, bloody too much for me. Too weird, is it even supposed to be like this?
Saturday, June 25, 2016

mariuspoenari
3.5
Pope’s Yard Strong Dark Mild (Brett Whisky Cask)
N cask at In de Wildeman. Dark caramel with a thin tan lacing. Aroma includes brett, caramel, barnyard funk and feint chocolate. Taste notes of brewed coffee up front, followed by cocoa, cherries, whiskey and coke. A very interesting beer, a bit all over the place.
Thursday, June 23, 2016

madmitch76
2.9
Pope’s Yard Club Hammer
9th June 2016
Level 42 Bottleshare. Thanks to Fergus. Almost opaque brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is airy, semi dry and reasonable carbonation. Fluffy dark malts, tangy, some dark chocolate. Tangy dark fruits. A little floral thing and well buried sweet and spicy esters. Dry finish. Just another stout.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.5
Pope’s Yard Club Hammer
Bottle shared on Level 42, 09/06/2016. Pitch black coloured pour with a thin light tan head. Aroma is dusty musty roast, earthy, tangy apple, choc. Flavour is composed of dark choc roast, black liquorice, slightly dusty, dried apple. Palate is medium full bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying finish. Good stuff.
Saturday, June 11, 2016

teorn88
3.1
Pope’s Yard Club Hammer
50cl bottle shared at the Leighton’s Back tasting @42nd Level, CW. Many thanks to Fergus for this one. It pours a dark brown color with a minimal beige head. Aroma is bollocksed sweet and caramely. Taste is sweet with notes of fruits caramel lactose and strawberries. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, OK
Friday, June 10, 2016

Scopey
3.3
Pope’s Yard Club Hammer
Bottle thanks to Fergus at level 42. It pours black with a decent light tan head. The aroma is bitter - sweet, plum, date, fruit compote, Dandelion & Burdock, cocoa, charred roasted malt, burnt tires and Eccles cake. The taste is bitter, roasted malt, charred wood, umami, salted liquorice, cocoa and earth with a dry, ashy finish. Medium bud and fine, foamy carbonation. Not bad, a bit dry perhaps. Decent.
Thursday, June 09, 2016

Theydon_Bois
3.5
Pope’s Yard Club Hammer
Bottle at Level 42, thanks to Fergus, 09/06/16. Rich black with a decent tan swirl. Nose is earthy roast, dark chocolate, dark fruits, toffee fudge, light spice. Taste comprises roast malt, fruit cake, light peppery spice, toffe, cocoa powder, baking powder, dates, light charr. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close. Decent stout.
Thursday, June 09, 2016

Leighton
3.3
Pope’s Yard Club Hammer
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Fergus. Pours rich brown with a creamy, khaki head. Nice velvety chocolate in the aroma, roast, burnt earth. Light to medium sweet flavor with mor chocolate notes, light rubber, hints of ripening berries. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. A little oily. Finishes with moderate sweetness, a little baking cocoa, earth, more berries, a little more rubber. Fair.
Thursday, June 09, 2016

mR_fr0g
2.8
Pope’s Yard Hibiscus Sour
Cask gravity at the open day at the brewery. A hazed plummy pink coloured pour with no head. Aroma is grain store, hint of stale grains, wheat, tart plum, hint of alcohol, pinch of tart raspberry. Flavour is composed of tart underipe plum, raspberry, little floral character, woody, little oxidation , wheat, pinch of sourness. Palate is medium light , lowish carbonation, tart, grainy. Interesting.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.3
Pope’s Yard Bruitish
Cask gravity at the open day at the brewery. A hazed dull golden coloured pour with no head. Aroma is an interesting blend of spicy sour, woody ginger, nettle, little veg. Flavour is composed of tart woody ginger, zesty tart lemon, pale grains, hint of mint, tangy, galingale. Palate is tart and tangy, moderate cask condition, hint of sweet and sour. A unique beer. I really like the blend of spices.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

madmitch76
3.3
Pope’s Yard St Albans Abbey Tripel
9th May 2016
Bottleshare at Lancaster Gate. Thanks to Fergus. Hazy amber beer, thin cream colour head. Palate is softish and semi dry. Decent fine carbonation. Soft sweetish malts, little cream. Typical tripel spice. Dried fruits. Smooth spicy finish. Quite a soft an approachable tripel.

Monday, May 16, 2016

teorn88
2.8
Pope’s Yard St Albans Abbey Tripel
33cl bottle shared at Leighton’s May tasting. Many thanks to Fergus for this one. It pours a hazed orange Amber color with a medium beige head. Aroma is sweet and savoury with notes of Italian salame and dry sausage. Taste is also sweet and musty with less savoury notes. Overall, meh
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

mR_fr0g
2.9
Pope’s Yard St Albans Abbey Tripel
Bottle shared at Leighton’s place 09/05/2016. From the brewery. A cloudy orange amber coloured pour with a small off white head. Aroma is earthy orange, socks, musty, hint of apple. Flavour is composed of semi sweet nutty toasted grains, apple, orange, tangy earthy. Palate is semi sweet, hot alcohol. A bit rough round the edges. Warming alcohol.
Monday, May 09, 2016

The_Osprey
2.9
Pope’s Yard St Albans Abbey Tripel
Bottle share at Leighton’s, thanks to Fergus, as ’Pope’s Yard St Albans Abbey Tripel’, 8.5%. Dark orange, sparkling, foamy tan head, dotted lacing. Aroma is apple, touch varnish, some mulched paper. Body is a touch thin, frothy, soft carbonation. Taste is spicy, cracker bread, breathy booze, white pepper. A bit thin. Just OK.
Monday, May 09, 2016

Scopey
2.8
Pope’s Yard St Albans Abbey Tripel
Bottle thanks to Fergus. It pours hazy dark orange - amber with small off-white head. The aroma is sweet, musty, damp wood, earth, candy, banana bread and burnt rubber. The taste is sweet, estery, melon, apple, bready, banana, earthy, toasted grain, alcoho boost and light spice with a drying finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Meh.
Monday, May 09, 2016

Theydon_Bois
3.3
Pope’s Yard St Albans Abbey Tripel
Bottle at Bespin, thanks to Fegus, 09/05/16. Hazed orange amber with a decent off white head. Nose is ripe fruit, spice, mandarin, toffee, light must, wood. Taste comprise more ripe fruit, candied orange peel, sweet licks, peppery spice, wood. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok for style, not to sweet, closes with a bitter edge.
Monday, May 09, 2016

Leighton
3.3
Pope’s Yard St Albans Abbey Tripel
Bottle shared in W2 - thanks to Fergus. Gusher! Pours unclear orange with a creamy, off-white head. The nose holds rich malts, wood, rindy citrus. Medium sweet flavor with woody dryness, light earth, pithy and rindy orange, papaya. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, with faint phenolics, some lig bruised banana, grainy bread. Not bad. Interesting.
Monday, May 09, 2016

Theydon_Bois
3.2
Pope’s Yard Keeping Porter
Bottle split at CCii, thanks to Fergoose, 05/03/16. Black with a decent tan cap. Nose is tangy dark fruits, light smoke, chocolate, taste berry, wood must. Taste comprises fruit cake on the turn, spice, cherry skins, Brett tickle, fruit balsam character. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light acidic rise in the close. Drinkable sour but doesn’t deliver much in the way of complexity when considering the ABV.
Saturday, May 07, 2016

The_Osprey
3.2
Pope’s Yard Keeping Porter
Bottle share at Cotteridge II as ’Pope’s Yard Keeping Porter’. Many thanks to Fergus and/or Leighton. Dark brown, red hue, small foamy off-white head. Aroma is red berry, some carpet mustiness, vinegary sourness. Body is a little foamy with soft carbonation. Taste is again tart red fruits, rhubarb, touch vinegary, metallic. Alright. I always despair at the sour dark ale style, but this is OK by comparison to most.
Monday, May 02, 2016

Garrold
2.8
Pope’s Yard Keeping Porter
Bottle. Cotteridge Beano v2. Notes are pretty ropey by now. The bit I can make out says, "gravy". 2.8. I’ll have to sort this note making out...
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

CullyD
1.6
Pope’s Yard Galaxian IPA
Bottle conditioned. Aroma was sharp, bordering on sour. Some dank hop aroma coming through as well. Flavour was acetaldehyde green apple with some acetic, which leads me to believe that this was a defective bottle. Shame.
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Scopey
2.5
Pope’s Yard Keeping Porter
Bottle thanks to Leighton & Fergus at the 2016 Cotteridge Convention. It pours darkest brown - black with a medium dirty beige head. The aroma is tangy, earthy, vinous, Granny Smith apple, treacle and toasted sugars. The taste is crisp, tart, earthy, woody, tangy action, chewy malt, Eccles cake, tangy lactic notes and hot salty cheese. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Once I noticed the halloumi like character to this it ruined it for me. Balance isn’t there. Not great....
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

SarkyNorthener
3.7
Pope’s Yard Keeping Porter
Cotteridge Convention II. Bottle shared thanks to Fergus and Leighton, cheers Guys. Dark brown beer. Aroma of soy sauce, roast malts and leather. Taste is sour notes soy sauce, licorice and roast malts. Good.
Thursday, March 10, 2016

RichTheVillan
3.3
Pope’s Yard Keeping Porter
Bottle at CWC II; dark chestnut brown pour with a bubbly tan head, aroma has sour action along with some dark roast malts, taste has dark fruits, some roast, sour fruits, a hint of coffee, ok.
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Leighton
3.3
Pope’s Yard Keeping Porter
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge Convention - 2016 edition. This contribution came from Fergus and me. Pours clear, reddish brown with a creamy, tan head. The nose has light tang, some earth, vague toasted malts. Medium to heavy sweet flavour, with light caramel, leather, earth and brown sugar. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, very sugary, with restrained funk. Not bad overall, but a bit too sweet.
Monday, March 07, 2016

Mr_Pink_152
3.6
Pope’s Yard Keeping Porter
tried at Cotteridge Wines, 2. Black colour with a small off white head. Aroma is malty and fruity, taste has liquorice and a touch tart, medium bitter.
Sunday, March 06, 2016

The_Osprey
3.5
Pope’s Yard Lapsang Souchong Porter
Bottle share at home in Richmond. Many thanks to Fergus! As ’Pope’s Yard Lapsang Souchong Porter’, 10.2%. Very dark brown with a compact foamy tan head. Aroma is astringent smoke, peat, Lapsang Souchong, smoke and smoke. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste follows the aroma - earthy, smoked, charcoal biscuit. It achieves exactly what it sets out to, and it’s pretty tasty and balanced overall.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.6
Pope’s Yard Lapsang Souchong Porter
Bottle shared at Daniels place. 20/02/2016. Bottle picked up at the brewery. Reddy, mahogany brown coloured pour with a small off white head. Aroma is salty, some spice, cinnamon, ginger. Flavour is composed of chocolate, dark malts, salty, little fruit cake, little earthy, tea. Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation. Lingering earthy dark choc. Good.
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Scopey
3.5
Pope’s Yard Lapsang Souchong Porter
Bottle thanks to Fergus. It pours dark murky brown with a small beige head. The nose is rich, oily, black tea, smoked action, umami, dark fruits, plum, umami, smoked meat and fruit cake. The taste is rich, bitter, chewy malt, charred wood, toffee, dark fruits, some alcohol boost, smoke, umami and earthy roast with a dry finish. Medium body and average carbonation. A bit weird, but ok. Boost.
Saturday, February 20, 2016

evergreen0199
3.7
Pope’s Yard Creme Brulee Stout
Bottle from Craft Beer shop, Little Chalfont, Bucks. A very dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Nice rich creme brulee, chocolate, vanilla aroma. Tastes quite rich, crème brulee, chocolate, vanilla, slightly boozy. Nice boozy stout from Pope’s Yard.
Sunday, January 17, 2016

evergreen0199
3
Pope’s Yard Luminaire
Bottle from my Dad found in a deli in Kings Langley, Herts. A hazy golden coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, citrus, passion fruit and some tropical fruit on the nose. Tastes similar, hoppy, passion fruit slightly bitter. Not really going anywhere this one.
Saturday, December 26, 2015

mR_fr0g
2.8
Pope’s Yard Luminaire
Bottle picked up at the Brewery. A mostly clear bright yellow/ golden coloured pour with a small white foam. Aroma is slightly funky pale grains, cheesy hop, hints of passion fruit and mango. Flavour is composed of light base bready malts, mango yougurt, funk, slight smoke, spicy citrus. Bit of an odd one this. Palate is medium light, moderate carbonation, slightly grainy,
Friday, December 25, 2015

evergreen0199
3.4
Pope’s Yard Strong Dark Mild
Bottle from my Dad found in a deli in Kings Langley, Herts. A dark ruby brown coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Roasty, malty, caramel, dark fruit. Tastes similar, slightly roasty, malty, dark fruit, caramel, slightly sweet.
Thursday, December 24, 2015