Backyard Reviews




johndoughty
3.9
Backyard East India IPA
Black with virtually no head.Very fresh hoppy flavour . Flavour and aroma just screams out -drink me, drink me. The nearest brewery to where I live. Quite proud of it after trying this one.
Friday, July 15, 2016

BlackHaddock
3.5
Backyard East India IPA
500ml bottle on 26th June 2016. Poured into a UK pint sleeve at home. Golden amber body, beige head that hung around. Malty molasses in the nose, more hop presence in the taste: decent blend with mild citrus flavours playing with the malty base.
Saturday, July 02, 2016

SarkyNorthener
3.5
Backyard Coaltown Coffee Stout
Cask@linford arms, cannock. Black beer with medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roast malts. Taste is roast malts, chocolate, coffee and some bitterness. Decent.
Monday, May 09, 2016

imdownthepub
3.2
Backyard Coaltown Coffee Stout
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Dark Brown with cream head. Well there is certainly coffee notes in this right from the start, quite creamy then quite bitter. Moderate depth with a nutty, malty background. It’s okay.
Thursday, May 05, 2016

imdownthepub
3
Backyard May The 4th Be With You
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with white head. There is a sweet caramelisation to this, malty, thin with a bready hint, more Brioche than baguette, some vanilla. Thin in the close. Fairly ordinary.
Thursday, May 05, 2016

imdownthepub
3.2
Backyard Jigger Red
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Amber with white head. There is a light maltiness to this with a slight caramelised body, toffee then a grainy, cereal note. Earthy hops shoe through late on. It’s okay.
Saturday, April 16, 2016

BlackHaddock
2.4
Backyard S.R.D
500ml bottle into an ’Old Speckled hen’ badged pint vase glass at home on 15th April 2016. Golden pour, slight misty look, wispy white head. Lemonade like in aroma and taste with a rum twist in the flavour. I am not a fan of beers infused with Rum and this is no different, not ’my cup of tea’ to be honest. Label mentions the Rum, so I knew what I was getting, just will not be getting another one. Scored objectively.
Friday, April 15, 2016

SarkyNorthener
3.3
Backyard Jigger Red
Cask@st Matthews Hall, Walsall. Redish amber beer with small head. Aroma of malts and some red fruit. Taste is dry leaf, malts, some fruit and caramel. Decent.
Saturday, April 09, 2016

anders37
3.1
Backyard Nelson Sauvin IPA
Cask @ Wetherspoons - Victoria Station (JDW), Victoria SW1. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grassy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty grassy hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.
Thursday, April 07, 2016

SarkyNorthener
3.5
Backyard Subversion
Cask@tap house, Fountain Inn, Walsall. Amber beer with medium head and excellent lacing. Aroma of malts. Taste is a little marmalade, malts and some sweetness. Good.
Tuesday, March 08, 2016

SarkyNorthener
3.4
Backyard Navvy Rye IPA
Cask@imperial, Walsall. Amber beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma of light spice and malt. Taste is malts, some spice, red fruit and some caramel. Decent.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

tommann
2.9
Backyard Navvy Rye IPA
Cask at the Old Joint Stock, Brum. Pours ruby brown with a thin head. Aroma has spicy rye and jam. Taste has a spicy red fruit start and a hoppy, jammy finish.
Sunday, February 21, 2016

jmgreenuk
3
Backyard Love Birds
Cask at the Pump House, Shirley. Poured a crystal clear straw colour with a frothy white head and lots of clingy lace. The aroma is yeast, lightl malt, some hoppy notes. The flavour is moderate bitter with a crisp, sharp light floral hop light citrus palate. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation. Refreshing but a little light.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

SarkyNorthener
2.6
Backyard Love Birds
Cask@imperial, Walsall. Golden beer with small head and decent lacing. Aroma if lemon and malts. Taste is lemon, pine and malts. Quite astringent. Not for me.
Monday, February 08, 2016

DruncanVeasey
3.2
Backyard New Year
The Felix, Nuneaton, 02/01/16. Bright gold with a generous white foam. Nuanced stewed hop under banana chip yeast nose. Almond, alcohol and unripe banana spice taste alluding at cinnamon. Washes weakly into boozy nothingness.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

fonefan
2.9
Backyard Hell Bound

Cask (gravity) @ Nottingham Robin Hood Beer Festival (2014), Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England NG1 6EL.

[ As Backyard Hell Bound ].
Clear medium to dark brown amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, spicy yeast, light hoppy, light to moderate yeasty, fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, spicy, sweet malt, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20141010]

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mr_Pink_152
3.3
Backyard Winter
Tried at the Joseph Holt, Nuneaton. Deep chestnut brown colour with a cream coloured head. Light fruity aroma, but lots more on the taste coffee, chocolate taste light sweet, with a touch of spicy.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

RichTheVillan
3.2
Backyard Robs Revenge
Cask at Lichfield Winter Beer Festival; clear burnished amber pour with a thin white head, aroma has light malts, taste has sweet malts, red fruits, a hint of scotch.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

berkshirejohn
3.4
Backyard Winter
Cask at the Rose & Crown, Sandhurst. A dark chestnut colour with a tight beige head; malty aroma with some winter spice; a rich spicy malt taste with some burnt sugar, the spice is quite subtle making this a pleasant warming winter ale.
Friday, January 15, 2016

fonefan
3.4
Backyard Nelson Sauvin IPA

Cask (gravity) @ Nottingham Robin Hood Beer Festival (2014), Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England NG1 6EL.

[ As Backyard Nelson Sauvin IPA ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a small to average, open and frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate hoppy, citrus, grass, sweet fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, citrus, grape, fruity, pale malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20141010]

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Mr_Pink_152
3
Backyard Kris Kringle
Tried at the golden eagle, Lincoln. Golden colour with a white head. Spicy fruit aroma and light sweet taste.
Friday, January 08, 2016

SarkyNorthener
3.7
Backyard New Year
Cask@imperial, Walsall. Golden amber with medium head and good lacing. Aroma of malts and a hint of spice. Taste is malts, tangerine, a hint of marmalade and some spice. Nice balance. Good.
Thursday, January 07, 2016

SarkyNorthener
3.8
Backyard Winter
Cask@imperial, Walsall. Very dark brown beer with small head and patchy lacing. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate and a little smoke. Taste is dark malts, toffee, coffee and dark berries with a hint of smoke. Creamy palate. Good stuff.
Monday, January 04, 2016

joe19612
3.4
Backyard Bad Santa
Bottle. Pours a black colour colour with a thin but firm beige head, rich malt aroma, taste is bitter with malt with a dry bitter finish.
Friday, January 01, 2016

downender
3.2
Backyard Chinook IPA
Cask-conditioned at the JDW in WIllenhall, 12/11/2015. Amber with a decent, white, head. Aroma of tangerine fruit, grassy hops and a touch of caramel sweetness. Flavour had more citrus fruit, chewy malts and a dryish finish. Pretty good.
Sunday, December 13, 2015

RichTheVillan
3.4
Backyard Carousel
Cask at the Old Joint Stock; clear dark amber pour with a thin off white head, aroma has fruit and nut, taste has a hint of toffee, light citrus, decent malts, some apple, bitter finish.
Sunday, December 13, 2015

niquillis
3.2
Backyard Kris Kringle
Cask at Old Swan (JDW), Uttoxeter. Pours amber with an off white head. Bit thin, some spice, bit of orange, sweet hop. Pleasant.
Sunday, December 13, 2015

DruncanVeasey
3.4
Backyard Hell Bound
Cask hand pull, The Felix, Nuneaton. Deep ruby capped with beige. Rather decadent liquorice and custard cream biscuit oak taste with sweet biscuit afters. Wet Dough and clove. Heady apple flecked-oak and lactic splashed nose. Cocoa dusted oak. Did I mention the oak? Rather good.
Thursday, November 26, 2015

BBHansen
2.9
Backyard Treason
Draught @ LondonVictoria. Appearance: pours clear amber with ok soapy off-white head and lacing. aroma/taste: barley, light toffee and some herbal notes. palette medium herbal hoppy aroma, low to average carbonation, medium body, average sweetness, balanced by an average to notable bitterness, medium duration and an oily texture. Overall: Decent bitter
Friday, November 06, 2015

DruncanVeasey
3.4
Backyard Gold
The Felix, Nuneaton. Bright and lacy with a beckoning gust of greenery, nettles, Darjeeling and grapefruit. Doesn’t quite deliver on that promise but has a go with soapy grapefruit, flowers, jellied citrus, some creeping almond of booze. Nettles and soap. Good bitterness. Barely a crumb of nutty malt. Solid.
Thursday, November 05, 2015

RichTheVillan
3.3
Backyard D&B Porter
Cask at the Wellington; clear dark coca cola brown pour with a bubbly tan head, taste has red fruits, some D&B pop, soft carbs, ok.
Sunday, October 18, 2015

dchad56
3.2
Backyard Blonde
Cask - Chase. Decent looking blonde beer with good creamy head. Not a great aroma but nice mouthfeel and taste - bananas and citrus. Enjoyed the pint.
Thursday, October 15, 2015

ManVsBeer
2.8
Backyard Silly Rucker
Cask @ White Swan, Hebden Bridge. Copper with a creamy head. Malty, grainy, bready bitter with a medium bitterness.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

imdownthepub
3.3
Backyard Jigger Stout
Cask conditioned at Nottingham Beer Festival ’15. Dark brown with cream head. There is a real creamy character to this, milk chocolate notes. Hints of vanilla. Pretty reasonable.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

imdownthepub
3.2
Backyard D&B Porter
Cask conditioned at Nottingham Beer Festival ’15. Dark brown with white head. There is an odd flowery character to this, perfumed, quite sweet, plummy. It’s fine.
Monday, October 12, 2015

DanielBrown
3.2
Backyard Penda
Cask at Figure of Eight, Birmingham. Definitely calls itself a BIPA now, but isn’t hoppy, nor black enough to be that. A fairly reasonable Premium I’d say. Okish toasty taste, with gentle graininess and a salt crust. Pretty light.
Saturday, October 10, 2015

jmgreenuk
3.3
Backyard Penda
Cask at the Pump House, Shirley, Solihull. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy off white head. The aroma is light hop, light roast. The flavour is moderate bitter with a rich, light grassy hop, light floral, light coffee malt palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. A very hopped down black IPA which was a bit of a disappointment.
Thursday, October 08, 2015

Travlr
3.1
Backyard Jigger Stout
Gravity cask at Nottingham festival day two with fonefan, Charlotte & chriso. Clear brown color, tan head. Deep cocoa aroma. Taste has cocoa powder and coffee. Decent.
Thursday, October 08, 2015

Travlr
3.4
Backyard Penda
Cask shared with BlackHaddock at the White Lion. Clear maroon color, large beige head. Aroma of roasty pine. Taste is deep roasted coffee grounds. Tasty.
Wednesday, October 07, 2015

BlackHaddock
3.6
Backyard Penda
Hand-pulled half-pint, shared with Gene in The White Lion, Bridgnorth Shropshire on 5th Oct 2015 as we ’did Shropshire in a day’. Black bodied with a good tan topping that gave some good lacing. Aroma was roasted coffee beans with mild vanilla hints, the taste also leaning towards a coffee flavour, semi-sweet overall, with traces of piny hops in the finish.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015

RichTheVillan
3.4
Backyard Marynka IPA
Cask at JDW Bishop Vesey; hazy amber pour with a frothy white head, aroma has a hint of citrus and some sweet malts, taste has a hint of spice, light caramel, some citrus.
Friday, September 25, 2015

FatPhil
1.9
Backyard D&B Porter
Cask (Mitre, Cambridge)
Sour aroma, then black tea. Horror sour taste. Sharp and acidic. Must be off. Black tea tells me this was a good beer once.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

RichardGretton
3.6
Backyard East India IPA
Bottle. Dark golden beer with a strong head. The aroma is strongly toffee and bitter, and the flavour is also very strongly bitter with toffeeness but with quite a bit of richness. Overall a nice English style IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, August 31, 2015

GlasgowTAD
3.6
Backyard Nelson Sauvin IPA
Cask at Archiald Simpson, Aberdeen. Pours an orange yellow with a white head. Aroma is malts and citrus. Taste is pine, spruce, earthy and slight citrus. Medium bodied with a slightly texture.
Sunday, August 23, 2015

kaser
3.2
Backyard IPA
Golden pour from 12oz bottle at home. White head. Malty and hops. Dry and a little boring.
Sunday, August 16, 2015

madmitch76
3.1
Backyard East India IPA
5th August 2015
Bright clear gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and fairly dry and mildly crisp. Malts are light, dry and mildly sweet. Sweetish esters. Mildly tangy citric hops. Touch of orange peel. Light dry crisp finish. Okay.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Stuu666
3.5
Backyard D&B Porter
Cask at the haymarket. Pours deep ruby brown, nose is creamy, toffee, herbal, taste is similar, light chocolate.
Thursday, August 06, 2015

cgarvieuk
3.5
Backyard D&B Porter
4.3abv... Deep red brown.. Thin tan lacing... Soft sweet dusty toffee fruit nose... Soft sweet fruits.. Soft malts.. Massive d&b.. Soft fruits. Soft toffee malts... Ok but depth missing
Monday, August 03, 2015

AshtonMcCobb
3.5
Backyard Nelson Sauvin IPA
On cask at the Salt Cot. Appearance - golden with a proportionate head and a slight haze. Nose - grapefruit and light banana. Taste - more of the same. Pithy edge to it. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - enjoyable and just what the current drinking population are after.
Saturday, August 01, 2015

niquillis
3.2
Backyard Chinook IPA
Cask at Reginald Mitchell (JDW), Hanley. Pours golden amber with an off white head. Citrus sweetness from the chinook, lacking body though.
Thursday, July 30, 2015