Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Ashes Ale (Marston's)

Ashes Ale (Marston's)
Name: Ashes Ale
Label: "Definitely not for Aussies"
Brewery: Marston's
ABV: 4.1%

Rating: "A very easy drinking, light-coloured pale ale brewed using Cascade hops give a slight citrus and grapefruit aroma. Brewed to celebrate the Investec Ashes series and to spur on England's best, this beer is sure to bowl you over. Come on boys knock them for six." Drinking this then pissing on the Oval is entirely optional. Well done lads! *sighs*

Game: The 360 has been feeling neglected so I got it (me) Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Splinter Cell is definitely back to its best. I forgot how tough being stealthy is though. It's good that you can just go through the levels playing it like a shooter but it's far better to get your stealth on.  It's just finding the willpower to make sure the levels don't degenerate into a massive bullet-fest killing spree. There's an upgradeable aeroplane as well. Ace. Rating: a neck-snappingly good 8/10

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Double Stout (Hook Norton Brewery)

Double Stout (Hook Norton Brewery)
Name: Double Stout
Label: "Smooth & Full Bodied - Bottle conditioned - Handcrafted in the Cotswold Hills since 1849"
Brewery: Hook Norton
ABV: 4.8%

Rating: "A blend of malts gives Double Stout a character all of its own. Black malt enriches the colour and teases the palate with an unmistakable 'toast' flavour. Brown malt gives it the dryness.Cheers!"

Game: Currently having a bit of gaming crisis. With next-gen so close I don't know whether to still buy games for the Xbox 360. Definitely getting GTA V and Dark Souls 2 but what about The Bureau: XCOM Declassified and Splinter Cell: Blacklist? Bureau doesn't seem to have rated that well which is a shame. Splinter Cell has rated well but not sure if I have the patience / arsedness for a proper stealth game at the moment. On the upside, FIFA 14 is bundled with XBO pre-orders! Woo!