Thursday, 10 March 2016

Old Engine Oil (Harviestoun)

Old Engine Oil (Harviestoun)
Name: Old Engine Oil
Label: "Rich - Bittersweet - Viscous- Black ale - Crafted with a twist"
Brewery: Harviestoun
ABV: 6.0%

Tasting notes: "Legend has it that Old Engine Oil was dedicated to our Head Brewer's love of classic cars. But it's the thick, dark, chocolatey viscosity that reveals the real inspiration behind the name. We use loads of roasted malt to give it a rich black colour and plenty of oats to give it a wonderful, velvety mouthfeel. It's just the job for anyone who appreciates beautifully engineered stuff that used to be made properly. So undo the top button of your pressed pit overalls, ease into the wingback and roll out a rare taste of a truly great British beer. Welcome to the Owners' Club"

Game: Just read something about No Man's Sky that brags of over '18,446,744,073,709,551,616 (18 quintillion) planets to explore...'. Now I don't mean to by cynical, but the cynic in me suggests that this will probably include a desert planet, a watery planet, a foresty planet, a snowy planet and 18 quintillion combinations of these. Strikes me as quite boring and/or pointless, or at least potentially one of the most difficult achievements ever. Plus there's no such thing as that number, it's impossible to have a number that big. And even if such a number existed, there's no way they could have counted all the planets. I quite like the idea of owning my own planet though if that's a thing within the game?

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Raspberry Wheat (Meantime)

Raspberry Wheat (Meantime)
Name: Raspberry Wheat
Label: "London"
Brewery: Meantime Brewery
ABV: 5.0%

Tasting notes: "Based on a pale, lightly hopped wheat beer, the refreshingly crisp fruitiness, aroma and rich colour come from the addition of fresh raspberry purée during maturation. Balancing tartness with sweetness, on its own it is a delicious aperitif, as well as being a great partner for goat's cheese, rich pâté or anything chocolatey."

Game: Currently doing some caveman-ing in Far Cry Primal. It's great being able to tame the wild beasties. You can also "pet" them too which is American for "stroke". And then you can even ride some of them (get on their backs) and rip enemies to shreds with your cat's massive teeths and claws.  This is just like Kinectimals on the Xbox 360, the only exception being you can't buy them fancy pink collars. Rating: Amazing, 8 tigers out of 10.