Durham Reviews




ralphdot
2.5
Durham Jaded Muse
4.4% amber in colour with a nice head, hoppy aroma and taste, not one that I liked.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Stuu666
4.1
Durham Diabolus
Bottle at work. Pours black, nose is light funk, soy sauce, toffee, biscuity, chocolate, taste is tart, juicy blackberry, roasty, sweet, burnt toffee.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

WaddlingPlatypus
2.7
Durham White Stout
500ml bottle. Golden amber with a thin, frothy white head. Aroma of apples, distinct strong hoppiness, and grain. Blast of alcohol on the palate, along with bitter grains. Extremely fine carbonation; very smooth.
Monday, April 17, 2017

WaddlingPlatypus
3.3
Durham Smoking Blonde
500ml bottle. Clear golden pour with a very thin white head. Carbonated apple aroma, hay, and a touch of smoked porter. Hoppy bitterness on the tongue, along with hay and smoked bacon. Carbonated mouthfeel; sadly, the flavour was weaker than expected.
Monday, April 17, 2017

WaddlingPlatypus
3.4
Durham Mango Hefeweizen
Pale cloudy sparkling orange with a thick pillowy head. Lively body. Aromas of faint meat, orange, and sweet wheat. Grainy wheat on the tongue with soft mango notes; fades quickly. Softly bitter aftertaste. refreshing, paired up well with a chicken korma (as recommended on the bottle).
Monday, April 17, 2017

WaddlingPlatypus
2.8
Durham Bombay 106
500ml bottle. Clear pale gold, finely bubbled with a thin and frothy white head. Slight wheat on the nose, along with a touch of aluminium and cider apples. Faint alcoholic hoppiness on the nose, with fading old wheat. Bready finish that lingers in the mouth.
Monday, April 17, 2017

sarauckelman
4.4
Durham Imperious
Pure black, no head. Beautiful delicate aroma, hard to describe. Flavor of Bourbon vanilla extract and thick chocolate brownie fudge. Wonderfully smooth. This is a phenomenal beer.
Sunday, April 16, 2017

uckelman
4.1
Durham Imperious
Pours black or very dark brown, possibly transluscent but so dark itís hard to tell. Aroma is whiskey, brown sugar, alcohol. Heavy, silky body. Flavor is primarly chocolate. Harmonious and warming.
Sunday, April 16, 2017

CH-303
3.9
Durham Temptation
Appearance: Basically black, some dark tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, dark chocolate and coffee.
Taste: Dark malt, coffee, roasted. Some chocolate. Slight alcohol. Smooth.
Bought: Drinks of the World (Online), 500 ml, CHF 8.50
Info: 8/4-2017, BB: 30/6-2020

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Jashiu
2.5
Durham Temptation
Bottle shared @Pułapka, Gdańsk

Mostly coffee in the aroma, not that intense on the nose. Taste is a bit sour and full of coffee and roasted notes. Mid body. Too little4ris

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Jashiu
3.3
Durham Diabolus
Bottle shared @Pułapka, Gdańsk

Chocolate, thatís interesting that the base beer was coffee-ish and this one has great choco.Sour,chocolate taste.Very pleasant. Drinkable

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

cgarvieuk
3.5
Durham Cilly Boxer
Cask at the lady grey..... Golden amber... Thin white lacing. Soft dry spiced fruit nose.. Dry bitter fruits... Light clove spice
Sunday, April 2, 2017

zacgillbanks
4.1
Durham Imperious
10.2% ABV bottle from Fenwick, Newcastle. Inky black with a thin tan head of foam. It has a chocolate, liquorice and spicy whisky-vanilla flavour with a very warming oak, gentle bitter-roasted, red fruit and vanilla finish. Very good.
Friday, March 31, 2017

adamz
3.5
Durham Temptation
Czarne, nieprzejrzyste, piana drobno pęcherzykowa, pozostaje koronka. W aromacie mocno przez kawę przebija się aromat owocowo likierowy. W smaku kawa mocno podbita goryczką, dalej likier. Dosyć wyczuwalny alkohol. Trochę zbyt duże wysycenie CO2. Troche tez brakuje ciała. Pewnie przydałoby mu się trochę poleżakować. Niezły RIS, choć trochę odbiega od tego, czego oczekuję po tym stylu.
Friday, March 31, 2017

danlo
3.6
Durham Coupland at Crook Hall
500ml bottle. Dark brown black colour with a creamy beige foam head leaving alittle lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, smokey, molasses, chocolate & coffee. Taste is roasty, malt, ash, coffee, and earthy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roast bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.
Friday, March 31, 2017

MrTipple
3.2
Durham Jaded Muse
Grain and bread malts, straw, light molasses. Clear gold, small, creamy, white head. Light bitter. More grain and cereal malts, floral hops, soft carbonation, medium bodied, bitter finish. OK APA, nothing too spectacular though. Cask at CASK Pub & Kitchen.
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Drago7
3.2
Durham Diabolus
Z: spalone ciasto z wiśniami. S: słodko, wchodzi chwilą soku z czereśni. Finisz pestkowy, lekko palony (taki mały akcent risa w tym piwie).
Saturday, March 25, 2017

danlo
3.1
Durham Fowlers of Crook Hall
500ml bottle. Yellow golden colour, white foam head and fruity aroma. Taste is pale malt, biscuity with tangy citrusy bitterness. Light bodied, soft carbonation, dry slighty metallic bitter finish. Quite drinkable.
Friday, March 24, 2017

jandorris
3.3
Durham Diabolus
W zapachu popiůł i dzikość. W smaku jest kwaśno, trochę ściągająca cierpkość, cech RISa praktycznie brak.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

danlo
3.1
Durham Crook Hall Bells
500ml bottle. Yellow-gold amber colour, white foam head leaving some lacing and aroma of malt, toffee, citrus. Taste is pale malty, some toffee, biscuit and citrusy tangy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, dry metallic bitter finish. Quite OK.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Garrold
3.9
Durham Imperious
Bottle. Dram Shop, Sheffield. Clear, deepest ruby red. Ring of dense, beige head. Nose has toasted malts. Booze steeped vine fruits. Sweet smoke. Sugar drenched coffee. Old school. Taste is rich and smoky sweet. Very vinous. Some liquorice bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel. Doesnít feel 11.6% by a long way. A bit too fizzy, which renders the beer a little thin. Smoky sweet finish. Shame about the over carbonation. Iíd bet that a couple of years sat in a cellar would improve this greatly. Still very enjoyable, mind you.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

mariuspoenari
3.8
Durham Hellfire
Bottle shared at the March THT at Kwartje. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Notes of burnt caramel, hot peppers, dried fruit and chocolate. Really nice first couple of sips, but after that the heat goes up quite a bit.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

19Oracolo78
4
Durham White Stout
Birra dal color giallo/paglierino con riflessi dorati. Schiuma bianca, fine e persistente. Allíolfatto sentori di frutta, miele, caramello e una nota speziata. Al palato morbida con note di frutta sciroppata, mielata, con un finale speziato ed erbaceo. Nel finale rimane amara senza mai far sentire i suoi 7,2 gradi. Una birra stout (forte) che nonostante tale appellativo riesce a scendere giý molto velocemente. Una buona birra molto beverina.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Svartvit
3.3
Durham Hellfire
Bottle shared at the March THT. Pours a close to black with a tan head. Chocolate malts, vegetal peppers, caramel. Medium sweet, bitter, spice that builds. Medium body, low carbonation.
Friday, March 10, 2017

sjogro
3.7
Durham Hellfire
Sampled from bottle at THT March at Kwartje. Black with thin cream head. Sweet deep roasted chocolate malts, apple syrup, red chillies. Medium sweet and quite sharp spicy. Medium body, soft carbonation. Quite a nice one.
Friday, March 10, 2017

Maakun
3.4
Durham Hellfire
Bottle shared at THT. Black with beige head. Appelstroop, molasses, fake chocolate, oxidized malts, quite some chili heat. Over medium sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with over medium chili heat.
Friday, March 10, 2017

WaddlingPlatypus
3.5
Durham Black Bishop
500ml bottle. Dark cola colour with a thin, fine, and frothy mocha head. Faint coffee and roasted malts on the nose with a touch of red wine richness. Faint cola fizz and flavour, swiftly overtaken by dry, bitter black coffee. Dry finish.
Thursday, March 9, 2017

xkrisx
1.6
Durham Hellfire
Backlog. Ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Couldnít stomach it :/
Friday, March 3, 2017

berkshirejohn
3.1
Durham Interstellar
50cl bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring. A pale straw pour with a think cream head; grassy aroma with a trace of lemon; firm grainy body with a light spicy bitterness; then some lemon and cream soda to finish. A solid lager.
Sunday, February 26, 2017

danlo
3.2
Durham White Gold
Cask at Half Moon Inn, Durham. Golden colour with a creamy white foam head leaving lots of lacing. Pale malt and citrus aroma. Taste is malt, grain, biscuit with citrusy hop and earthy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonaton, dry tangy bitter finish. Quite drinkable.
Friday, February 24, 2017

Smithld1
3
Durham Black Bishop
Bottle at home. Not bad but not great. Iíve had this in the fridge so it might be a bit cold. Canít get much out of it. A bit acidic.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Martin__
3.6
Durham Imperious
10.2% ABV, bottled on 16.09 2016 after half a year of cellaring in whisky casks. Poured from a bottle to the snifter. Aroma: vanilla, very prominent woody-oaky notes, alcohol. Appearance: Very dark brown almost to jet black. Very, I would say - super - hazy. Medium to heavy sweetness, medium bitterness. Very prominent barrel notes - the beer is very tannic and has got loads of vanilla. Chocolate and a pinch of coffee. Itís interesting that I donít detect almost no roastiness at all. Full bodied, creamy texture. Soft carbonation, almost completely flat actually. Long chocolate-vanilla finish. The beer itself promises quite a lot, however it needs to be cellared at least half a year more. Iím considering getting myself another bottle just to put it in a basement and forget about it.
Saturday, February 18, 2017

john44
4
Durham Temptation
Bottle. Pitch Black in colour. Very Malty (roast malts, caramel, toffee, dark chocolate, espresso coffee, liquorice). Fruity (berries, dried fruits, raisins, prunes). Rich, Vinous (port-like), Oily and Smooth. Alcohol not evident in the taste, but very warming. Very sweet roast malty; slight fruity sourness; no bitterness. Very tasty. Very drinkable. Great beer! (2008)
Saturday, February 18, 2017

s_hartshorne
4
Durham Hellfire
Bottle bier huis rating night with jackbholmes. Black tan head. Chocolate molasses aroma taste same nice sweetness good roasty dark malts nice chilli burn. Good chilli beer this.
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Mishnok
3.6
Durham White Stout
Nice looking beer with a good white head. Tried this from a 500ml bottle. Taste is s little sweet with honey notes and a bitter tang. Interesting beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, February 17, 2017

john44
3.2
Durham Evensong
Bottle. Ruby coloured. Very malty (toasty malts, grainy, toffee, caramel, burnt sugar, nutty notes). Fruity (dark fruits). Earthy hops in the taste. Lively carbonation. Sweetish. Dry throughout. Long, very dry, malty finish. (2008)
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

john44
3.7
Durham Benedictus
Bottle. Amber Gold. Strong, smooth, sweet (almost syrupy), malty (caramel), fruity (oranges) beer balanced by earthy flowery hoppy bitterness. Almonds? Nice sweet-bitter balance. Very warming alcohol. Liked this. Decent. (2008)
Monday, February 13, 2017

john44
3.4
Durham Cloister
Bottle. Orangey Gold. Refreshing, grapefruity citrus hop bitterness and aroma on a malt base. Some yeastiness. Dry citrus hoppy finish. (2008)
Saturday, February 11, 2017

john44
3.5
Durham Archangel
Cask Half Pint at White Horse Old Ale Festival 2009, Parsons Green, London in Nov 2009 - Chestnut/Copper in colour. Malty; roasty malts, rye, toffee, caramel. Fruity; citrus-orange, dried fruits. Hoppy; earthy hops. Slightly Yeasty. Rather Syrupy. Rich. Nice malt/fruit/hop balance. Very drinkable. (2009-11)
Thursday, February 9, 2017

ManVsBeer
2.9
Durham Citra Nova
Cask @ The Grove, Huddersfield. Clear golden in colour with a very thin head. Hoppy, a tad thin tasting, but crisp in the palate.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

john44
3.6
Durham St Cuthbert
Gravity Cask Half Pint at GBBF 2009 (Day 2), Earlís Court, London Aug 2009 - as "Durham Magnificat" - also Bottle as "Durham St Cuthbert" - Hazy gold in colour. Rather Syrupy. Fruity; orange-citrus. Malty; caramel & toffee. Hoppy; floral and grassy hops; rather spicy. Very dry. Sweet fruity malty with slight bitter hoppy edge. Very drinkable. Nice beer. (2009-08)
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Grima
4
Durham Diabolus
Bottle from Bierzwerg!
Pours black with a tiny soapy head. Aroma has sourish Geuze and some coffee. Taste is delicious sourish, even slight fruity, paired with strong coffee and roasted malts. Coffee and sourish fruits in the aftertaste. Amazing one!

Monday, February 6, 2017

john44
3.6
Durham Bedes Chalice
Bottle. Deep Gold in colour. Malty; toasty malts, caramel, toffee. Fruity; orange-citrus. Hoppy; floral hops. Yeasty & spicy. Alcohol warming but well disguised. Sweet malty fruity throughout with a dry hoppy bitterness in the finish. (2009-03)
Sunday, February 5, 2017

Grima
4
Durham Temptation
Bottle from Bierzwerg!
Pours deep black with a small white head. Lots of licorice and coffee in aroma. Taste has much more coffee, lots of sweet chocolate, roasted malts and licorice. Pure coffee in the finish! Damn good one!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Derbeth
3.6
Durham Evensong
Bottle. Ruby colour, clear, small head. Aroma is nuts, toffee, a bit of herbal hops. Medium bitterness, no sweetness. Smooth, easy to drink. A very good example of English bitter.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

czlowiekmotyka
3.6
Durham Diabolus
It a quite interesting beer but ... Iíve tried Hades Gone Wild and that is much less sophisticated version of it.
Monday, January 30, 2017

rand
3.6
Durham White Stout
Bottle 500 ml from Amstein - St-Lťgier (CH). Golden amber beer with a nice ivory head and active crackling. Fruity and spicy aromas, herbs and touch of honey. The taste is soft, honey-toffy, floral also, creamy with hints of herbs, grass and roasted, then dry with earty and resinous hop, trend IPA but with more honeyish sweetness.
Sunday, January 29, 2017

s_hartshorne
3.4
Durham Bedes Chalice
Bottle shared with sarky northner at Peak District family doo. Clear Urdu amber thin head. Aroma is fruity caramel taste same wine spice and booze decent hoppy bitter finish. Ok stuff.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

SarkyNorthener
3.3
Durham Bedes Chalice
Bottle shared with s_hartshorne at the family weekend gathering. Orange amber beer with small head. Aroma of light orange and malts. Taste is malts, a little booze, some orange pith and yeast. OK.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

s_hartshorne
3.6
Durham Bombay 106
Bottle shared with sarky northner at Peak District family doo. Golden on head. Aroma is grassy lemon hops taste same good caramel sweetness big long hoppy bitter finish. Nice stuff v
Saturday, January 28, 2017