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.