Last Thursday while Megan was away as a church chaperone for the youth group in the Adirondacks, I inherited her Irish beer and cheese. For me that meant a solo tasting late at night in the comfort of my room. The setup for this tasting was as simple as a cutting board, knife and basic pint glass to hold our savory stout. The combination makes for a nice movie date snack or addition to relaxing with Irish / bluegrass music. Here are the details for color, flavor profile and consistency for both. Enjoy!
Color: Dark cola with 1/4 – 1/2″ cream head. From above the appearance is similar to a malted milkshake.
Consistency: Silty, thick, after pouring separation is entertaining and reminds me of a cola waterfall.
Flavor: Toasted bread, smoky, liquorice.
Color: Green wax outer, light tan/buff cheese.
Texture: Creamy, dense, oily outer, crispy pieces throughout.
Flavor: Bitter, salty, sharp.