I finally got around to one of the local tap rooms and had a Bell's Porter on draft. WOW!!! That went down reallllly nicely. Very creamy, smooth, not bitter, but not too sweet either. Mild chocolate notes.

I followed it with a Newcastle draft, which was relatively disappointing. I loooove Newcastle bottles at the local Thai restaurant and have not been able to recreate the experience with my own bottles at home. They're good, but the restaurant's are great. Tom once told me that maybe theirs were fresher or stored better at ideal temps, or some such. Maybe it's the pad Thai making everything taste better.
Bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica.