Sunday, May 11, 2008
Mother's Day outing
I Went out with my crew last night. I treated myself to my first Guinness Draught since we were in Edinburgh a year ago. It's good stuff. I'm not a beer drinker in general - I have a hard time getting by an American beer's smell. A Guinness is a different beverage altogether. As you can see from my pix, it is very dark- almost black, and when served has a creamy head of foam. It has tastes of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, coffee, and an oddly sweet bit, sort of like molasses. It's not so heavy as you might imagine, but I'd never try to drink it with anything sweet. It's a match for salty foods.
At only 4% alcohol it is weak enough to sip all evening and never get a buzz, and at 198 calories in 20 oz, and 18 g carbs - less than a coke - it's a beverage even a teetotaler might take a shot at.
I had a plate of corned beef and cabbage with my Guinness for the fully Irish experience.
Garrett- What's the Irish equivalent of 'Slange!' ?