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Friday, February 20, 2009

It's working

I knew it. It is actually working. I am so smart. I was an Honor Student for 1 semester in college for crying out loud. I'm only two beers into my "binge" tonight, and I'm already typing. I actually have two posts I want to wright. But lets continue on my "Barry Badrinath Theory".

As soon as I opened my second bottle, it hit me. I am drinking my oldest beer. This is the first time I have cracked into a beer that I decided to "age" way back when. God, I am glad I did. The beer of choice is "The Original and Genuine MACKESON Triple Stout", brewed and bottled in England.

When I came home from London a few years ago, I was addicted to English Ale. I loved London. And I loved the ale. Sitting in a dark, damp, English pub to have a pint of Ale is something every living human being must experience in their lifetime. When I got home, I didn't want that feeling to end. So I looked all over town for for any ale that was from England.

Notice: The best beer I ever had was in a pub called, The George. "The George Inn lies about six miles south-east of Bath, in the village of Norton St. Philip. The George Inn is reputed to be one of the oldest continuously licensed houses in England". A small, local brewer from the area had a special ale available the day I was there. It makes me happy, and a little sad, to think that I will never have this brew again. Here is the link:

http://www.thegeorgeinn-nsp.co.uk/

Anyways, I was hooked. I went through the major breweries, Bass, Newcastle, Fuller's, and Young's. Then one day, I found Mackeson. It was a different style of ale that I wasn't used to. This was a Triple Stout. I was just drinking regular ole ales. But I liked this one. I liked it a lot. So I went back and bought a second 6 pack with plans to save it. I am happy I did.

The Review:

The taste has intensified, yet mellowed. There is a strong caramel aroma, and a powerful coffee taste that is so smooth to the pallet. I really enjoyed this stout the first time I tried it. Bit I am enjoying it even more the second time around. So much that I am asking myself why I don't drink this on a regular basis.

The Results:
Did I like it? Yes!
Was it good? Yes!
Would I recommend it? Absolutely!

-Cheers Mate!

1 comment:

LiLu said...

Sitting in a dark, damp, English pub to have a pint of Ale is something every living human being must experience in their lifetime.

I spent a glorious summer there in college... I've always wanted to go back, permanently. And that sentence definitely made my hankering worse!