[QUOTE=exiledinjersey]Love Guinness, but lately I have really fallen for Smithwicks[/QUOTE]
Smithwicks has been making the rounds up here as well. Great beer. Guinness needs to be taken out of the equation though, as it is not fair to all the other beers. Guinness is in a class by itself. Also a Harp fan.
Newcastle is just about the best foreigner IMO. When I'm in heavy-duty slam mode I like the lighter Stella Artois.
BTW one reason the bottled Guinness isn't as good is because they can't get the proper bubble distribution from the nitrous. This achieved on tap with an extra gas line, and by can with those cyclindrical plugs that rattles around after you're empty.
Some good British "bitters" include Fuller's, Double Diamond and Young's. More to come as I remember the ales...
Last edited by JumbalayaJet; 01-26-2006 at 06:04 PM.
My friend brought back one from Scotland and I swear, I didn't know what to think.
It was thick as hell and bitter, more so than anything I'd ever tasted.
I think I need more to appreciate it.... ;)[/QUOTE]Could that have been the Milk Stout? Had some in the Bahamas. Decent stuff compared to what else was available, but wouldn't go out of my way to find it here.