We've got nothing against regular Newcastle. Smooth and creamy, with a nice toffee flavor and just a light bitterness, we're happy to drink it while watching football and eating chili. So our interest was piqued when we heard that Newcastle's releasing a new limited-edition beer. But a "Winter IPA"? What does that even mean, and can the Newcastle/Heineken folks pull it off?
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It's getting hard to keep track of the extensive Kahlúa flavored family: mocha, French vanilla, hazelnut, especial, and peppermint mocha. And that's not even including their ready-to-drink concoctions: Original Mudslide, White Russian, Banana Mudslide, Cappuccino Mudslide, chocolate latte, Rspberry White Russian—phew! And with the launch of Kahlúa Cinnamon Spice this month, I can't help but wonder whether the world really needs another Kahlúa on the shelf.
When we were in Denver recently, we got our hands on a 12-pack of the stuff and decided to do a blind taste test, comparing the original Dr. Pepper, the zero-calorie Diet Dr. Pepper, and this new ten-calorie version. Which lower-calorie version tastes the most like the real thing? We were determined to find out.