I am still at the bottom of a deep dark trench blanketed with fear and pain so no time or liberty to post anything substantial.
The only thing to mention is that a couple of experimental beers are to be appearing at the Chelmsford Beer Festival. They are the blog brew Honey, Ginger and Oat Strong Ale and Petite Massive. The Petite Massive is a lower ABV (6%) version of my bottled barley wine Massive Ale. Not all that petite but more petite than the original.