Acorn Reviews

Acorn Kashmir 3.2
Cask, pint. Red-brown color, clear, short offwhite-yellowish head. Light roasted malts, toffee and leafy hops. Light to medium body, soft carbonation, light bitterness, smooth to dry finish.
Sunday, May 01, 2016

Acorn Polaris IPA 3.1

Cask (gravity) @ NWAF 2016, National Winter Ales Festival (2016), The Roundhouse, Pride Park, Derby, Derbyshire, England, DE24 8JE.

[ As Acorn Polaris IPA ].
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, fruity, apples. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, hop bitter, apple, pale malt, sweet malt, sharp, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20160217]

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Acorn Blonde (Cask) 2.8
Cask at the Stockbridge Tap. Pours clear pale yellow gold with a thin white head. Aromas of sulphur, faint lemon. Taste is more of the same. Thin finish. Not a fan.
Monday, April 25, 2016

Acorn Black Oak 3.1
Cask. Near black with a hint of ruby. Lasting light brown head. Notes of roasted malt, liquorice and very slight red fruits running through it. Something a bit tangy and sour lurking. Not bad but not the most palatable.
Thursday, April 14, 2016

Acorn Old Moor Porter (Bottle) 3.1
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin beige head, aroma is fresh with a hint of grass taste is medium bitterness with some roasted malt with a dry bitter finish.
Sunday, April 03, 2016

Acorn Waimea IPA 2.8

Cask (gravity) @ Ned Ludd, 27 Friar Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire England NG1 6DA.

[ As Acorn Waimea IPA ].
Clear medium orange color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, citrus, apple. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration, citrus, apple, nutty - earthy notes. Body is medium to light, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat to soft. [20141012]

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Acorn Barnsley Bitter (Cask) 2.8
Cask @ Crosse Keys, London. Clear brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and caramel. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 250316
Friday, March 25, 2016

Acorn Drop Kick 3.1
Cask @ Beckett’s Bank, Leeds. Blonde coloured with a small head. Crisp and easy-drinking, it has an extremely light fruitiness, but stated enough to be its dominant characteristic.
Sunday, March 20, 2016

Acorn Barnsley Bitter (Cask) 3.3
Cask pint at The Corryvreckan (JDW) in Oban. Very dark brown colour. A bit of head.
Sunday, March 20, 2016

Acorn Requiem 3
Cask at London Drinker Beer Festival. Mild malts. Fairly mild bitterness. Lightly bitter finish. Not much body and flavour is not memorable.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Acorn Barnsley Bitter (Cask) 2.9
Cask handpull at the moon under water Watford. Dull copper coloured pour with a thin greyish head. Aroma is nutty brown bread, unrefined sugars, some dried fruits. Flavour is composed of nutty malts, flinty mineral, tangy berry, dry mineral finish. Palate is semi sweet, moderate cask condition, rounded. OK.
Monday, March 14, 2016

Acorn Barnsley Gold (Cask) 3
Cask at the Plough & Harrow, amber with a lightly malty nose, sweetish malty body with a light earthy bitterness.
Monday, March 14, 2016

Acorn Barnsley Bitter (Cask) 3.7
Chestnut appearance. Malty aroma with pine notes. Medium bite on palate despite lower strength. All on all nice session drink. Can see why it did well at Camra 2015 with silver
Friday, March 11, 2016

Acorn Old Moor Porter (Cask) 4
Cask@kelham tavern
deep Ruby brown, slightly tart red fruit, rich, earthy, chocolate, moderate body, light carbonation, long finish. Proper Porter!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Acorn Polaris IPA 3.2
Gravicask, shared with Finn at The National Winter Ale Festival. Clear amber body, beige bubbly head, fair lacing. Aroma of leafy hops, citric notes. Mid-sweet flavours of ripe fruits and leafy hops bitterness towards the ending. Fine bodied. Drinks well (Derby 17.02.2016).
Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Acorn Kashmir 3.2
Gravity, half pint, shared with Finn, mini-festival at Brunswick Inn. Near-clear dark golden body. Naked at the top. Smell of dried fruits and brown malts. Toffee flavours joined by apricot and leafy hops to a mid-dry ending. Medium bodied. Tasty (Derby 17.02.2016).
Monday, March 07, 2016

Acorn Secret Affair 2.9
Cask @ The Works, Sowerby Bridge. Clear golden with a creamy head. More hoppy than malty, but there’s a tasty enough balance of both. There’s some berry sweetness in its nose.
Monday, March 07, 2016

Acorn Freebird 2.7
Cask @ Commercial Inn, Sowerby Bridge. Clear golden with a creamy head. It’s a malty, easy enough to drink bitter.
Sunday, March 06, 2016

Acorn Gorlovka Imperial Stout 3.2
partiamo dal presupposto che non è un’imperial stout, stoutina da 6° carina ma niente di più
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Acorn Polaris IPA 2.8
Fra cask/gravity på NWAF i Derby 17 Feb 16. Delt med Rune. Varm gyldengul. Lett honningaroma. Smaken tørket frukt. Blir tørr & bitter etter hvert.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Acorn Requiem 2.8
4.5% Cask gravity at London Drinker BF 2016. Clear dark brown beer lasting beige head. Malty beer. Very brown malts. Some vague hop on finish. Touch of puke. OK
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Acorn Kashmir 3.2
Fra cask/gravity på minifestival på Brunswick Inn i Derby 17 Feb 16. Delt med Rune. Gylden. Lavt skum. Rik fruktaroma. Mye fersken. Smaken mest grapefrukt. Blir veldig tørr etter hvert.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Acorn Barnsley Bitter (Cask) 3.1
Pours an amber colour. Taste is well balanced with a bitter finish. A classic example of a Yorkshire bitter
Monday, February 29, 2016

Acorn Hallertau Blanc IPA 3.3
Cask conditioned at Merton Beer Festival ’16. Amber with white head. There is a sulphery nose to this from the start, then a peachy, slightly chemical hint although not overly so. Some bitterness. It’s fine.
Sunday, February 28, 2016

Acorn Hallertau Blanc IPA 3.4
Cask gravity at Merton Winter BF 2016. Clear amber lasting white head. Farty yeasty aroma which dies off. Some bitterness. It’s good condition. Some sweetness. Some hop ok. Not the best of the Acorn ipa but decent.
Saturday, February 27, 2016

Acorn Hallertau Aroma IPA 3.8
Cask at Merton Beer Festival, Friday, 26th February 2016 Pours light mid gold, good clarity with a sparky, lively white head. Sweet malts, soft hoppiness, pleasant bitterness lingers, dry finish. A6 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.8
Saturday, February 27, 2016

Acorn Thunder Struck 3.2
Cask conditioned at The Beerd, Oxford. Very dark brown with cream head. Darkly roasted malts lead the way here, some charcoal, some roasted coffee notes but also a slightly tartish, fruity notes, hints of citrus, hints of soured plums. A bit of a mixed bag.
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Acorn Barnsley Bitter (Cask) 3
Cask at the haymarket. Pours clear golden, nose is dull toffee, light fruit, taste is sweet, malty, fruity.
Friday, February 19, 2016

Acorn Barnsley Gold (Cask) 2.3
Aroma sulphurous. Appearance gold. Taste lemon flavours but not too exciting. Palate slight bite. Overall drinkable but nothing special.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Acorn Old Moor Porter (Bottle) 2.9
Pours well and looks nice in the glass. Burnt malt flavours with liquorice undertones, leaves a lasting impression in the mouth, although with a thin mouthfeel. Easy drinking. Nothing special.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

Acorn Barnsley Bitter (Cask) 3.1
Cask at The Railway, Putney as ’Acorn Barnsley Bitter’. Clear orange, still, thin white layer of foam atop, leaves light lacing. Aroma has some caramelised sugars, some dog, rubber, maybe a little sulphur. Body is smooth, rounded, low carbonation. Taste is biscuity, straw, a little sulphur, squash ball (yes, I suck these on a regular basis so I can make this comparison), soft bitterness. Middling bitter. Pretty much the epitome of ’twiggy bitter’. Drinkable with just enough nuance to keep things interesting.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Acorn Barnsley Gold (Cask) 2.7
Cask hand pull, The Felix, Nuneaton, 02/01/16. Slim necked brilliant gold. Eggy front with creeping soft lemony cake notes. Lingering cashew. Nose sulphur and not much else. Weak grass and bicarbonate notes. Bland. Beer from another time.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Acorn Thunder Struck 3.1
Cask at ushers... Dark roast malts... Soft sweet chocolate roast.. Soft malts nose dark chocolate roast... Soft acetone.. Dark chocolate roast malts... Dark roast
Friday, January 22, 2016

Acorn Thunder Struck 3.6
Cask at the bow bar. Pours black, nose is blackcurrant, chocolate, taste is sweet, creamy, fruity, dry.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Acorn Thunder Struck 3.6
Opaque dark brown, slim ringed head but solid one sided wet sand lacing. Nose is kinda gummy prune, languishing roast and soft melon/grapefruit piping through. Initial taste is a soft bitterness, but woody and earthy and pads out to a drying sunburnt hay. Carbonation sleek and exceptionally smooth mouthfeel and a clean, gummy lift on the palate. Finishes clean enough, dark berry and proper unripened orange bitterness with a light charred choc tang on the linger.

Cask, Bow Bar, Edinburgh

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Acorn Thunder Struck 3.7
On cask at the Bow Bar. Appearance - opaque black with a lovely fawn head. Nose - mainly chocolate and molasses. Taste - molasses and rich orange. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - a very well made black IPA.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Acorn Cracker 3.8
Pint pulled from cask, 4.1%. Light blond color, just slightly hazed, 1 finger thick white head. Aroma is light malty and loads of citrus and grapefruit. Seems to be flavoured, but the flavouring really matches the citrusy hops. Very clean taste, heavily hopped and rather bitter, medium bodied for its ABV and low carbonation, aromatic finish. Loved this one.
Saturday, January 16, 2016

Acorn Gorlovka Imperial Stout 3.2
Handpull cask at the Kelham Island Tavern. Dark brown, only slightly translucent. Big tan head. Smells of sulphur and Bisto, not actively unpleasant but not enticing and certainly not beery. Taste is a different world altogether. Sweet, almost milky, with a strong tinge of liquorice and the slightest hint of clove. Nice full body with bitterness in the aftertaste. Not perfect but dangerously quaffable.
Sunday, January 10, 2016

Acorn Barnsley Bitter (Bottle) 3.2
Appearance- dark, mahogany, a two-finger pillowy off-white head. Fairly clear despite the colour. Aroma- caramel, nutty, hints of golden syrup and/or honey, brown bread, toasted nuts, hints of dried dark fruits. Taste- malt-forward, nutty, hints of overdone fruitcake, bready, hints of milk chocolate. Mouthfeel is slightly watery. Solid stuff.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Acorn The 13th Noel 3.3
Cask at the Hop in York. Light red currant aroma. Light and fruity bitter, fair, but a bit bland.
Monday, January 04, 2016

Acorn The 13th Noel 3.1
Cask @ Stick or Twist, Leeds. Clear dark reddish-brown with a thin head. Strongish winter warmer with some sticky winter fruits in both aroma and taste. There’s some liquorice and a hint of spice.
Saturday, January 02, 2016

Acorn Archer IPA 2.9
Cask @ Cuthbert Brodrick, Leeds. Golden with a small creamy head. Fairly smooth tasting and slips down the palate with ease for its strength. Quite malty in its nose with a more balanced hop-malt taste.
Friday, January 01, 2016

Acorn Gorlovka Imperial Stout 3.3
Cerveza de color negro con una cabeza de color marrón.Aroma de regaliz , maltas de chocolate negro. malta y lúpulo.Sabor de malta chocolate, café y regaliz. Fácil de beber.
Sunday, December 27, 2015

Acorn The 13th Noel 3.3
Cask at the CP&K, 21/12/15. Rich chestnut brown with a decent beige covering. Nose is earthy fruit, light tobacco, spice, fruit loaf, toasted brown sugar. Taste comprises rich malt, toffee, light spice, biscuit, dates, figs, fruit cake. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close. Decent enough offering.
Monday, December 21, 2015

Acorn Gorlovka Imperial Stout 3.6
[7733-20150926] Cask. Mild chocolate grains aroma. Slightly hazy, dark brown cola body with a big long-lasting creamy light tan head and some spotted lacing. Bitter celery grains flavour has a mineral aftertaste. Medium body has a funky feel to it. Good. (7/4+/7/3/15) 3.6
(@ Hedley Verity, Leeds, England)

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Acorn The 13th Noel 3
Cask at CPK as ’The 13th Noel’. Couldn’t pass this up as 13 is my lucky number. But maybe not that lucky, as this was a bit mediocre. Very dark brown, red hue, opaque, small foamy tan head. Aroma is apple, floor cleaner, ginger and bready malt. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is apple, fruit loaf, spearmint, no real bitterness, some booze showing up. It’s alright but, for me, it needs more bitterness to balance the sweetness and spices.
Saturday, December 05, 2015

Acorn Minstrell IPA 2.8
Fra cask på Zacharias Pearson Hull 24 Nov 15. Delt med Rune. Gyldenbrun. Litt uklar. Nesten ikke aroma. Litt frukt. Smaken sammensatt fruktig. Mest fersken. Avslutter tørt.
Friday, December 04, 2015

Acorn Freebird 3.1
Fra cask på Admiral of the Humber Hull 23 Nov 15. Delt med Rune. Lys gyldenbrun. Lavt tett skum. Nivålacing. Bra ferskenaroma. Smaken lett syrlig frukt. Blir tørr etter hvert. Ga mersmak.
Thursday, December 03, 2015

Acorn Minstrell IPA 2.9
Half pint, cask at Zachariah Pearson (JDW) in Hull. A cloudy, golden-orange coloured body under a filmy layer leading fair lacing behind. Mild sweet fruity nose. Lightly spiced fruit hoppy taste with grapefruit towards the ending. Mild fruit bitter ending. Medium bodied. Refreshing (shared with Finn, 24.11.2015).
Thursday, December 03, 2015

Acorn Freebird 3
Half, cask at Admiral of the Humber, shared with Finn. Nitro creamy, off-white head blanketing the glass. Clear golden body. Smell of mid-sweet fruits. Cat piss taste with moments of peach and dusty hops. Fruity bitter finish. Average (Hull 23.11.2015).
Wednesday, December 02, 2015