General Beer Discussion by PKSMITH
I bought a sixer of Bass Pale Ale and Guiness Extra Stout this evening, wanting to mix a few B&T's. After experimenting with about $20.00 worth of beer, I still haven't gotten the mix (un-mix?) right. I poured the Bass first every time, followed by Guiness poured over a rounded spoon. I tried it different ways each time. Dammit....gimme the right recipe. It tasted pretty good each time, but dammit, I want the bi-layer liquid. Anyone? Anyone?
18 years ago
In Reply To #1 Bass Pale ale is poured first. You're problem lies in your Guinness. Extra Stout will mix with the Bass everytime, creating a tasty mix, but no layers. You need to get the Guinness Draught, in cans or bottles with the nitrogen. The nitrogen is what keeps it lighter than the Bass. I don't mix drinks too often, but I tried a 50/50 mix of Victory's HopDevil and Storm King Stout with incredible results. It was suggested to me through a beer nerd friend. He also said a mix of Storm King and Victory's Golden Monkey is also very tasty. They won't layer out, but they taste damned good.
Ahhh.....explains the good mixed taste. Guess I'll have to chalk this one up to experience. I've tried the Guiness beers with the H2O carbonation capsules and didn't care much for it. I guess I'll try it again just to get a well rounded b&t. BTW....the extra stout was a very good brew in and of itself.
Reply to #5: What part of Alabama? If it's the northern part, allow me to make a suggestion. Go to Nashville and visit Big River Brewery. Get the Iron Horse Stout. While I do think Guiness Extra Stout is a decent brew, it can't hold a candle to the IHS. It's one chewy, tasty, thick headed, well lacing brew. That's one I could just sit and sip on for hours.