At press time, Harbaugh had sent Michigan’s athletic department an envelope containing a heavily annotated seating chart, a list of the 63,000 seat views he had found unsatisfactory, and a glowing 70-page report on section 25, row 12, seat 9, which he claimed is “exactly what the great sport of football is all about.”
Well, it's certainly drinking time in my corner of the globe, and luckily I have a couple of beers worth bragging about.
First up is a Gouden Carolus, Tripel Abbey style (Belgian) . It's basically a light malted lager on steroids and packs a punch at 9%
My finishing beer is one I've never had before, the Trappistes Rochefort #6 - another Belgian. This one is a true trappist beer, and if you can ever get your hands on some, it is a must try. It is perfectly balanced with a sweet finish. The taste truly mask the stout 7.5%.
Whatta ya having this fine Friday night?
So, I'm glad we're back in OT season, because MGoBlog is probably the only community I can think of that I'd trust for beer advice.
The big family Christmas dinner is tomorrow, and we're haded to Mancy's Italian in Toledo, OH. We haven't been there in a few years since a bad experience (everything was wrong, and the manager basically said "sucks to be you") a few years ago, but Grandma wanted to do it there again, so back we go. Anyhow, since I haven't been there in a while, I thought I'd take a look at the menu ahead of time.
They're now offering Stone's Black IPA - Sublimely Self Righteous Ale. Between the wife and I, dinner itself will be close to $100, so I hate to blow money on a beer I don't enjoy, but this one looked interesting. I normally do not care for very dark beers unless they're quite smooth like Guiness, Leinie's Creamy Dark or something similar. A Heavily malted Stout or Porter isn't my cup of tea (mug of beer?). I go in more for hoppy IPA's, Red Ales, etc. This is described as an IPA, though, and some of the reviews say the hops are quite pronounced. I can't imagine you'd want a beer too hoppy with a heavy malt note.
Has anyone had this, and can they dscribe it from the point of view of someone who's not big on heavy malts? Should I try something new, or save my drink budget for an after dinner single malt? (Oban would hit the spot, methinks).