Whoa, room temperature would sure be pushing it as far as I'm concerned. But I do feel dark ales are better served cool than cold. I usually get my Newcastle out about 10-15 minutes before I drink it, and the I use a glass of course with a decent amount of foam/head, that seems to aerate the brew a bit and it works even better. JMO of course.
I thought this thread was fun. I actually read every post. My #1 Blue moon, with Bud light lime and Miller lite as my back ups(I know lite beer but I have a figure to hold)Years ago we had a party I asked a friend what kind of beer he liked as there were many to choose from. He said his two favorites were Cold and Free, crowd laughed for hours.
As I sit here imbibing my last Guinness Draught (time to go to the store again), I nearly choked on it! Cold and Free, Oh, yes!
Reminds me of my Step-Father, saying there only two kinds of pie worth eating;
Hot pie and cold pie.
I can't really argue with either statement!
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