Hmm, that half-litre can of Sweetheart Stout at 2.0% ABV must be really, umm, interesting...
Not in any danger from minimum pricing, certainly...
It's in the Michael Jackson 500 beers book, so I've always quite wanted to try it.
Do it quickly then, I fear it may not be around that much longer...
You have been incredibly generous with your selection, especially knowing my like for beer in cans. The perfect Scottish, canned foursome! (And I've never actually had any of them before, either)
Sweetheart Stout and Red Death, perfect for a black and tan...
I've just had the Sweetheart Stout. Emphasis on the SWEET part of it and sweet as in sugar not sweet as in colloquial lingo for for good.
I wonder if Michael Jackson listed it in his 500 beers more for the cool design of the can than the taste of the beer?
I wouldn't know about that. Let's face it, Michael Jackson wrote very generous things about some pretty crappy beers. Having said that, sweet stout was once an important style and there weren't many left when he was writing the book, so perhaps he felt it merited inclusion for that reason.
You must hate Mark a lot. Except for the Sweetheart Stout which I used to sell in the pub I worked in 36 years ago, the rest are unadulterated shite. The Sweetheart is too, but has historical significance.McEwan's Export was a dreadful beer then too. I doubt if it has improved. Tennent's offerings then were Guards Heavy and Piper Export (which I quite liked.) I also liked McEwans Pale Ale- dark as anything - in a pint "screwtap". Ushers Pale Ale was pretty good too and Dryborough's not bad either.
Too much use of "too".
Export has got worse if anything. I couldn't believe how bad it was when I sampled the can recently. There's more diacetyl in it than all the other beers I've ever drunk put together.I never got to taste an Usher's beer, before my time, but have seen a couple of things suggesting it wasn't highly regarded. True?
Got any Guinness cans to trade?