Last night while watching Lost, I attempted to enjoy a bottle of Young's Double Chocolate Stout. Boy was I disappointed. I found the bottle @ Hiller's yesterday & having never had it out of a bottle, decided to go for it. It'd even been a while since I last had it out of a can, but I used to love it. Out of a bottle, the experience was completely different though: all because of the floating widget. I paid tribute to the floating widget a few years ago, but maybe it's time to do so again. What a great invention. Those folks @ Guinness should be commended for their little innovation. W/ the St. Patrick's Day Season coming up quickly, I need to say that Guinness isn't my favorite Irish Stout, in fact I would always rather a Beamish or a Murphy's (& I know I said this last year too), but when it comes to the canning process, they can't be beat. Young's uses the widget in their cans, & Guinness have come up w/ a bottle widget, but for some reason, Young's hasn't incorporated it into their pint bottles. The head is so much creamier & the finish is much smoother. (I know a beer post after all the Beerfest posts from everyone last week is pushing it, but just bear w/ me here.) In the bottle, it is too sweet & fizzy. The carbonation makes the bubbles bigger like Vernor's. I ended up pouring it out and having a Coke which was fine & went nicely w/ last night's episode.Before Lost was on, we watched Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom. Aiden decided a few days ago that Indiana Jones is now really cool. He went from hating Indy to loving him in a day. Aiden was a little grossed out by the monkey brains & snakes dinner & the pulling of the dude's heart out, but all in all, I am now the proud parent of a kid who is loving Indy as much as me. Of course, this now means that he's going around talking about Nazis & as it turns out, that's a tough issue to broach w/ a 6 year old. Lucky for him, those of us in my household don't believe in the Holocaust so we won't have to deal w/ it.
What we do have to deal w/, however, is the fact that Hogan was also fighting Nazis. Aiden didn't buy it when I told him that Indy and Colonel Hogan were friends so he should watch the show w/ me. I've only got 5 episodes to go, by the way. I've been watching them in order & I'm almost done w/ the 6th & final season. My parents were over the other day & wanted to watch a couple episodes, but my dad wanted to choose which ones to watch. Imagine, watching almost 6 seasons and then suddenly viewing a couple out of order. Believe me, that didn't happen. We stuck to my system & had a great time. Maybe I'll be able to remind Aiden that Pele & Stallone are fighting Nazis in Victory & he'll watch that w/ me again too. I'll keep you posted on how that one goes.