This is far better than the movie of the same name, although that movie would be infinitely improved by drinking both of these beers. Some might say they are a necessity to get through it. I look forward to a Rifftrax version some time.
I was originally going to do this as a topic for International Stout Day, instead I talked about something else.
There is not a lot to say about either of these beers. I have talked bout Midnight Sun, from the Williams Brothers before, as well as Leann Folláin from Carlow brewing company.
I have even done a stout face off before that included Midnight Sun. That time, Scotland came second.
This time? I decided I prefer the richness of Leann Folláin to the slightly more drinkable and slightly weaker (by 0.4%) Midnight sun.
This time around, both stout's have a common heritage of sorts. Both Scotland and Ireland are heavily influenced by the Gaels and later, the Celts. We share a similar language and somewhat similar history. The best part is, we usually beat them at Rugby, as long as we chose to forget a certain 6 nations embarrassment.
However this was just my own personal preference and had nothing to do with the quality of either beer. I would recommend both, even in the same sitting and love them equally. There is just something about Leann Folláin that I prefer. A heavier and richer body perhaps. The ginger in Midnight Sun is not enough to overcome that preference. There was no loser here, only a winner and the winner was myself. After all, I got to drink two beautiful stouts and enjoyed every minute of my International Stout Day - Eve.