Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Speed Reviewing

I have some things to review but they each don't need their own post so I decided to review them all in one post. I call it Speed Reviewing (sort of like speed dating without the awkwardness).

McDonalds McRib - I ate this a few months ago when it was all the rage. All the cool kids were doing it so I had to jump on the bandwagon (I decided that's what I'm naming my band if the name isn't taken already). I was very disappointed. It did not taste magical at all. There were no fireworks, leprechauns or unicorns around when I took my first bite. There was barely any sauce (and I loves me some bbq sauce). For some reason there were pickles on it. Spongebob must have fallen asleep at the grill and though it was a hamburger. It tasted okay but for what I was expecting it did not satisfy. As a side note the french fries tasted old and stale.

Gentleman Jack (Jack Daniels rare whiskey) - I asked for this for Christmas from Nicole and like the obedient fiance she is, she got it for me (quite down you women's rights activists, I was only joking about the obedient part). I have always been a fan of Jack and his whiskey. Jack and coke is a combo I can always count on when I need a little liquor in my system. It came with this cool coffin-like carrying case (for the drunk on-the-go). I decided to try it straight up because I assumed that is what it is meant for. After it burned a hole in my esophagus I decided that I'm too much of a pussy to drink it straight up. I have tried it mixed with Coke, diet Coke and cherry Dr Pepper. Surprisingly the diet Coke tasted the best and was the smoothest. I didn't put a lot of Jack in it to overpower it. The Dr Pepper was the worst mix because it didn't mix. When I drank it I first tasted the soda then the Jack. You suck Dr Pepper and I bet you're not even a real doctor.

 


Blue Point Blueberry Ale - I already know what you are thinking - Blueberry beer? That's gay! That is a screwed up thing to think, shame on you all. I found this brew in Virginia Beach when Nicole and I went on vacation over the summer. I meant to write about it in my vacay posts but I never finished those so I bring it to you now. We went to a new tavern in town and they had a lot of micro brews on tap so I said what the hey. I normally don't drink beer but something inside of me yearned for it. Once I brought the mug to my face the aroma of juicy, fresh blueberries tickled my nose hairs. I was hooked from the first sip. It was delicious. It wasn't too heavy and went down nice and smooth unlike other beers I have had. After I gulped this down I made a mistake. I ordered a sampler of five other beers in shot glasses. None of them compared to the taste of the Blue Point. After the sampler I didn't want another beer. First chance I got when I got home I went in search of the Blueberry Ale. I found it at a semi-local beer distributor. I liked it the second time around but it hasn't tasted as good as the first one I had. I came to find out on the way to a friend's house that it is sold at A&P Supermarkets. Whoopee!! I thought it was an unknown micro brew. If you like blueberries then I highly recommend this ale. The aroma is stronger than the taste.


'Just the Cheese' Blog - Hilarious, awesome and buttery. That Powdered Toast Man can sure deliver some laughs. Remember that time he said 'penis'? Classic.

Okay maybe these reviews weren't as speedy as I thought they would be. Sue me. (actually please don't, i have no money nor assets, unless you count my Original Lincoln Logs)

Random question: Do you think a burger should automatically come with cheese?

FYI: Answers to this week's Trivia Corner are posted on the left sidebar.

18 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

I got caught in the McRib hype also. Based on what it tasted like, they made WAY too big of a deal about it.

No matter how good it tastes going in, Blue Point Blueberry Ale must taste terrible if you get drunk and spew! Especially if some goes out your nose!

Even though I'm lactose intolerant, I still need my daily "Just the Cheese" snack...

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I'm going to have me some blueberry ale before taking your next test. I think that'll put me on the scoreboard this time. I just have a hunch. You wait and see.
xoRobyn

Oilfield Trash said...

Sadly the McRib varies from McDonalds to McDonalds. I have had great ones and I have had shitty ones all at different ones. It is a toss up.

And the blog is great.

And yes burgers should come with cheese. It is the American way!!!

Horuss said...

great point of view

Copyboy said...

Love, love, love the bluepoint ale.

Oilfield Trash said...

@ Toastman, you have an award tomorrow on my blog.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Random answer - no!

Chuck said...

When the original release of the McRib came out I could not get enough. Then I realized they could kill you (see Simpson's episode parody)so I stopped and have not been back. God I loved them...

And to answer your random question...absolutely!

Dorn said...

Veggie burgers are the only ones I'd say shouldn't automatically come with cheese!

Josh said...

When I had Gentleman Jack I found it to pretty smooth straight..

Marlene said...

That McRib is nasty, I tell ya. Stick with the BIG MAC!!

Baby Sister said...

Burgers always need cheese. Most definitely.

Cheeseboy said...

Just saw your comment comment above. Funny.

Not a drinker, but you have inspired me to start. Not really, but maybe.

Everyone that I talk to that are McRibb fanatics say it is the pickle that makes the sandwich?! Really? The pickle?

Pearl said...

McRib? McNo!

And I hear you on the blueberry beer. For me, it was discovering an apple lambec. Had to have someone tell me it was fancy beer and OH MY how delicious was it? Very. Very delicious. I drank quite a few of them, as I recall...

Pearl

passionofthemom said...

McRib = HEINOUS. Haven't eaten one in at least 20 years, and I aim to keep it that way. Sorry you got yanked in by their mind-control hype!!

LOL @ the Gentleman Jack review!! I'm not a drinker, like AT ALL, so you're a far braver soul than me to even attempt to drink Jack straight up that way. Also amusing: your crack on Dr Pepper not being a real doctor!....xD

Not a drinker, as I said, but you make that damn beer sound so tasty!! Damn you and your fancy words, making me want beer so much...LOL

Just the Cheese is tied for first of my FAVORITE blogs, so put that one in the WIN column! ;) And HELL THE F**K YES, a burger should automatically come with cheese!!! Which is why Sonic can eat a dick. LOL

Teachinfourth said...

They should change the name to the McNasty...I'm not impressed, either.

DEZMOND said...

the real random question should be - Do you think cheese should automatically come with a burger?
;)

Geof said...

McRib = highly overrated. It's true.

Your Jack Daniels experience reminded me of when I first tried Monster Energy with vodka. Blah!! Didn't mix.