September 27th, 2013

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My 2 weeks off turned into 1 week off, due t a flood of work coming into the company. Bugger... sort of. I would have liked that extra week, but the additional works will see us busy well into next year. Which is nice.

So I spent most of the week just buming around the house, and then I visited my brother Rob and his family in Wagga, for a couple of days. We drove out to Junee to look at the Licorice & Chocolate Factory. They make proper chocolate there, not the mass-produced compound chocolate you get in supermarkets. I couldn't decide if I wanted milk chocolate or dark chocolate, or chocolate coated coffee beans or almonds, or licorice. I settled on a packet of dark chocolate coated freeze-dried strawberries. I wish I'd bought more packets. wow - yummy!

Saturday afternoon Rob & I hit the local micro brewery - "Thirsty Crow" - to try a sampler pack. The beers are exceptional - the dark beers are yummy. I bought a pack of stout. We almost bought a pizza (The Sunday Roast - roast beef, roast potato, roast carrots, gravy on a pizza base, and wood-fired.) but Antionette was cooking a big feed at the house.Next time; more beer and pizza.

And now I'm back in Sydney, working. Oh well.

Beer review next.
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Around The World In 80 Beers Episode 127: Thirsty Crow Vanilla Milk Stout

Thirsty Crow Vanilla Milk Stout

Pours a very deep brown/black with a small head, which fades away fast. A lot of bubbles on the surface.

First Sip: Sweet, slightly malty, mildly vanilla-ey with a lot of dark chocolate and coffee flavours, and a mild hops bitterness on the back of the tongue. Mouth-feel is smooth if a little thin. Very faint carbonation tingle on the tongue. The tastes become more prominent as the stout warms.

This stout is best served at cellar temperatures, not chilled. It is highly drinkable, and goes down easily. Very easily. I feel like opening another bottle immediately. Must pace myself! It's very yummy.

Vanilla Milk Stout
Thirsty Crow Brewery
5.2% alc/vol
330ml bottle

Thirsty Crow Vanilla Milk Stout

Same again, Sir? Yes please!

You know what would go with this?

Chocolate & Stout
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