• Sunday Sesh

    Sunday Sesh and How reality smacked me in the face

    The Beer This week’s sesh is brought to you by Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, a brew from the UK. Truth be known, I’ve been eyeing this one off for a while now, and I figured you can’t really go wrong with beer and chocolate. Double Chocolate Stout What I didn’t figure on was this being a burp-factory. This is another with light and tingley carbonation, but it’s so black you can’t see any bubbles in the glass. I can attest to them being there though. Taste-wise, it’s not as impressive as the name would imply. There’s a slight taste of chocolate on the first sip, but apart from that, it’s…

  • Sunday Sesh

    Where’s the beer?

    Four weeks in and I’ve managed to miss two of those Sunday Sesh’s. Various reasons, but suffice to say that there have been some distractions (to put it mildly), that have taken me away from both drinking beer, and my writing. Not good. Normal services will resume this Sunday. Because yeh, I’ve pre-loaded a Sesh, so it’ll go up whether I’m here or not.

  • Sunday Sesh

    An offer almost too good to refuse

    This week’s Sunday Sesh brought to you by Montheith’s Black Beer. As you can see, I’m trying out a new format this week. Let me know what you think in the comments section below. Also, I should put a language and content warning on this one for those of you sensitive to words containing asterisks. The Review We all know the rivalry and the brotherhood we have with our cousins across the ditch. It’s always been a love/hate relationship. We love them for giving us Russell Crowe (most of the time), Keith Urban, Rebecca Gibney and lesbian icon, Lucy Lawless. We hate them for taking the Bledisloe and World Cups. We forgive them for…

  • Sunday Sesh

    Harviestoun Brewery Old Engine Oil

    It’s been perfect weather up here on the Ridge for getting stuck into a few dark ales – cold, windy and rainy.So, welcome to the first winter Sunday Sesh, brought to you by Harviestoun Brewery’s Old Engine Oil Porter.  Something I drained out of the car earlier Well, this certainly looks like engine oil, but it does have some carbonation, hence the short, creamy head. Tastes a little of burnt caramel, and sweet like a good porter should. There’s a hint of chocolate, but there’s a most interesting aftertaste – vegemite. I guess that’s because vegemite is a yeast-based product, but it was funny being able to taste the stuff I…

  • Sunday Sesh

    Sunday Sesh Preview

    The first winter Sunday Sesh kicks off next weekend, with a review of Harviestoun Brewery’s Old Engine Oil Dark Beer.    Before I kick it off though, I thought I’d share a beer that I would love to get my hands on, but at $169.99 a bottle at Dan Murphy’s it’s a little out of my price range. It’s called Tactical Nuclear Penguin, and it’s made by a brewery in Scotland called Brewdog. I always thought Scotsmen were crazy, and after seeing how they came up with this beer, I know I’m right. You can’t help but love their ingenuity. Since I can’t afford to get this one I decided to live…