Originally Posted by Atomic_Wedgy
I'd be willing to bet there are better porters out there waiting to be discovered. In fact it is a motto I live by. I refuse to believe that what I have now is the best. There is better out there somewhere. Its the journey to find better that is important, not the destination.
I never wanted to stop searching for great porters, I just never figured I'd find one that's better than Samuel Smith's. And really the search for the best of any style will always be an ongoing for me. I think I may have overplayed the "crisis" bit in an effort to get some laughs. I really was trying to have some fun with the fact that that Fuller's had so unexpectedly and completely blown me away.
Honestly though I did truly believe as far as porters go that there were none better than Taddy Porter, but at the same time I revel in the fact that one does exist and that I had the satisfaction of drinking it. Who knows what great beers await discovery.
On to the drinks menu for today. Already had a bottle of Abita Jockamo IPA while getting dinner cooking. Whipping up a huge pot of seafood gumbo and decided to sub in some of that beer for the white wine I normally use. So far the "sampling" says major hit. Finished off the half bottle that didn't go in with the catfish, crawfish, alligator, and boudin sausage. Got to have a bottle of Abita Turbodog with it, maybe another Jockamo.
The rest of the drinks menu, Sixth Glass Quad, the bottle of Union Jack I found hiding at the back of the fridge, and I'm really curious about this Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith's. Might even crack open the Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest.