Saturday, 24 September 2011

1845 (Fuller's)

1845 (Fuller's)
Name: 1845
Label: "Bottle conditioned ale matured to perfection for 100 days - Award winning strong ale - Celebrating 150 years of brewing excellence"
Brewery: Fuller's
ABV: 6.3%

Rating: When I was drinking this I thought it was like liquid Christmas cake (but in a good way), I might be getting better at this beer tasting lark as the back label says, "Being bottled conditioned and matured for at least 100 days before being released for sale, helps bring out the delicious fruit cake aroma from the amber malt and Goldings hops in the brew." Get in.

Game: Zombies. Lots of zombies. Played through Red Dead Redemption's massive Undead Nightmare expansion game and it was great: 8/10. Now playing Dead Island which seems to have received mixed reviews, possibly due in part to extremely high expectations generated by the rather exceptional and evocative official Dead Island trailer. This is probably one of the best video game trailers I've ever seen. Ever. No game could live up to the hype generated by that. Its selling well despite the mixed reviews. Most shops in town had sold out, Game only had a couple of copies left and had hiked the price up to £47.99, Gamestation had it pre-owned for £42.99!  So it's rareness suddenly meant I just had to have it. Asda saves the day though with plenty in stock for £10 cheaper than Game, their stock manager needs to win Colleague of the Month, Game's stock manager needs to be sent to an island full of flesh-eating zombies.

4 comments:

The Elderly said...

Nothing wrong with those illuminating tast buds of yours then, and as for Game.. grrrrrr

Te Red Dead Redemption zombie addon is now the same price as the original game, it was release new at €19.99 and is now €24.... extortionists...

Loving Dead Island, gets me right in the athmosphere, even loving the "who do you voodoo.." opening track, whereas before I would have avoided any song with ...itch in the title.... cept maybe slap my itch up....

imagine I abandoned Deus Ex for Dead Island, so enthralled am i with it I walked past a copy of F1 2011 today, realisin....

..I do rabbit on don't I, sorry...

(heads to Bickles well stocked fridge to sample the new beer....)

Love the post thank you!:)

Bickle77 said...

I should have waited for RDR:GOTY edition! I defo had you down for an F1 2011 purchase but the vodoo song is captivating isnt it :) and i don't even like rap!

The Elderly said...

Indeed and you'd be right, I should be avoiding barriers in Monaco by now....a definite seed change in my approach to purchasing new releases

...kinda chuffed with myself, but it's definitely down to the wonders of Dead Island, and when I do invest in F1, I might even have saved myself a bob or two.. :)

either that or I'm getting old :(

Bickle77 said...

I dont think its an age thing lol Theres a lot of good gameage out there at the mo. I'm the same with FIFA, will probably get it (or PES) a few months down the line and by then the price may have come down.