Food + Drink
"The Oyster Stout is an excellent beer. People freak out because there are real oysters in it and they expect it to taste like fish and it doesn’t. If you’d didn’t tell people, they wouldn’t guess that."
"If you compare it to Smithwick's, it has a pronounced bitterness. The barley is much more pronounced, but isn't sugary. More like a malty biscuity character."
"It's a beer that used to be better. It’s too sweet. They don’t add anywhere near enough hops and it’s not a good example of the style. Also, The w in Smithwick's is silent."
"Beamish is noticeably different in flavor. It has almost a milk chocolate note to them, where a traditional stout has a dark chocolate or a coffee."
Guinness is the Budweiser of stouts. It's weak and flavorless, it’s mass produced, it doesn’t have much character. I would rate it very low in the Irish stouts."