Black Tor Brewery

Blonde (3.8% ABV, bottle)
A very clean and refreshing, totally sessionable brew. Bright gold, it pours with a big foaming white head and is alive with carbonation. Lemon on the aroma, and some grassy hop. That lemon carries through on the palate, in the form of both juice and zest, well balanced with biscuit malt. Bags of flavour for its ABV.
Buy it: I was sent mine for review. It’s available on the Black Tor website
(19th July, 2020)

Black Tor Blonde

DPA (Devonshire Pale Ale) (4.5% ABV, bottle)
Deep, clear golden, with a white head that stays well. There’s orange, lemon, and a hint of resin on the aroma. On the palate, it’s very much the big brother of Blonde (above), but with some stonefruit and grapefruit coming in. Again, wonderful balance from biscuit malt, and a great body. Clean and fresh — just right for the summer evening in which I’m enjoying it!
Buy it: I was sent mine for review. It’s available on the Black Tor website
(20th July, 2020)

New Zealand IPA (5% ABV, bottle)
Where Devon meets the Southern Hemispehere. Resinous, punchy hops and stonefruit on the nose; really inviting. Mango bursts through on the palate, a little grassy hop, lychees, kiw, for me, rather than the lime, as sepcified on the bottle, and that trademark Black Tor malt balance, bready, but not too heavy. A flavoursome, enjoyable IPA that, at 5%, you can treat yourself to a couple of.
Buy it: I was sent mine for review. It’s available as part of a craft beer mixed box on the Black Tor website
(20th July, 2020)

Pride of Dartmoor (4% ABV, bottle)
The one for fans of a traditional West Country style session bitter. Clear amber, with good carbonation and an off-white head, there’s good malt on the aroma, and perhaps a hint of sultana, too. That deep, bready malt, carries through to the palate, but it’s not one-dimensional: there are notes of strawberry, orange, and caramel.
Buy it: I was sent mine for review. It’s available on the Black Tor website
(20th July, 2020)

Raven (4.2% ABV, bottle)
With a name like that you’d think it would be black, but no, it’s a rich chestnut colour with a slightly off-white head. Crystal clear, as ever — a Black Tor trademark. The aroma reveals caramel malt, a little spice, and some berry fruit. On the palate, it’s nutty, with caramel sweetness and some of those rich berry notes bursting through. Lovely autumnal richness in a glass.
Buy it: I was sent mine for review. It’s available on the Black Tor website
(24th July, 2020)

Saison (5.2% ABV, bottle)
It pours an attractive deep gold with good carbonation and a head that stays well. The aroma is fresh, tart citrus, with some spciness and stone fruit. So refreshing! I can imagine enjying it outside (I’m in my kitchen). Grassy hop, lemon peel, and honeydew melon on the palate, with bready malt balance. The Huell-Melon hops do their work well here, helping to make a thirst-quenching, easy-drinking saison with a lovely lightness. Perfect for summer days.
Buy it: I was sent mine for review. It’s available on the Black Tor website
(1st September, 2020)

Black Tor Saison

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