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Posted: 20 October 2011 04:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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Since I’ve lived here in Ireland I’ve come across many good beers. But I’m still partial to a good stout.

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Posted: 20 October 2011 05:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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I’m not a fan of beer and won’t even touch it because most of the time the smell alone makes me nauseous.  I’m more of a wine drinker, but even then I have to be careful because many have sulphites/sulphates, which can give me a headache before I finish my first glass, esp if it’s red wine.  Which is horrible, because I don’t have to be drunk to end up with a headache, but of course, in return, I end up not wanting it, because of the headache and therefore don’t end up drunk.  While the headache keeps me from getting drunk, it doesn’t help with socializing much though.

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Posted: 20 October 2011 06:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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FWIW I prefer wine as well ...

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Posted: 20 October 2011 07:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]
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Besides beer nothing beats hot buttered rum for taste. A damn fine drink! cheese

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Posted: 20 October 2011 07:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 35 ]
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thevillageathiest - 20 October 2011 07:39 AM

Besides beer nothing beats hot buttered rum for taste. A damn fine drink! cheese

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And I can drink beer without getting a headache. Not so with that snooty drink, wine.  tongue wink

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Posted: 20 October 2011 09:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 36 ]
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thevillageathiest - 20 October 2011 07:39 AM

Besides beer nothing beats hot buttered rum for taste. A damn fine drink! cheese

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Buttered rum? What’s that?

The best rum I’ve ever tried was a 23-year old Zacapa from Guatemala. Absolutely delicious!

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Posted: 20 October 2011 10:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 37 ]
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The one thing that makes me think my daughter was the result of alien impregnation is that she loves beer while I find the phrase, “good beers” an oxymoron.  Irish whiskeys, wines, etc. are fine, but I’ve never been able to get past the bitterness of the hops.  I do recall that when I was small my English grandmother liked “‘arf ‘n ‘arf” which was half stout and half something else; I don’t recall what.

Re:  Hot buttered rum.  I’m surprised, George, that you haven’t experienced it, living in Canada.  It’s a winter drink usually made by premixing butter, brown sugar, nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon into a thick paste, adding about a tablespoon of it into a cup, pouring in a jigger of rum and filling the cup with hot water.

In any case, Rollingfish, welcome.  I’m sure you’ll find many beer, including stout drinkers here, who agree with you.

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Posted: 20 October 2011 10:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 38 ]
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That’s a drink? Sounds more like food to me!  grin

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Posted: 20 October 2011 10:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 39 ]
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Well, yes, it could be called nectar of the gods.  LOL

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Posted: 20 October 2011 03:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 40 ]
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Occam. - 20 October 2011 10:01 AM

The one thing that makes me think my daughter was the result of alien impregnation is that she loves beer while I find the phrase, “good beers” an oxymoron.  Irish whiskeys, wines, etc. are fine, but I’ve never been able to get past the bitterness of the hops.  I do recall that when I was small my English grandmother liked “‘arf ‘n ‘arf” which was half stout and half something else; I don’t recall what.

I’ve heard it said that Bass is the ‘traditional’ other half to the stout. Whether that’s try or not, I’ve no idea. smile

I’m a beer drinker myself. Although I’m trying to branch out and try wines now and again. I do like single malt scotch, although I haven’t had too many at this point. (Personal budget doesn’t allow for me to try the more expensive ones either.)

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Posted: 20 October 2011 04:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 41 ]
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Well, yes, it could be called nectar of the gods.

Here here! the best I ever had was at a bar in Georgetown. They used a cinnamon stick as a stir with a pat of pure butter melting on the top. My favorite rum btw is Meyers Dark. And for a Summer drink, Planters Punch.

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Posted: 20 October 2011 05:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 42 ]
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Rollingfish - 20 October 2011 04:38 AM

Since I’ve lived here in Ireland I’ve come across many good beers. But I’m still partial to a good stout.

  Stout makes life worth living!  BTW, is the “Guinness” there different than in the states?

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