I hate to be such a downer, but this was not to my liking at all. :( Admittedly, I only made the stew part of this recipe, so I am basing my opinion solely on that part of it. Since I was only cooking for two people, I scaled everything by half (I made 4 servings worth, expecting leftovers). As such, I used half a bottle of beer (Guinness Stout) - but I wish I would have used the entire bottle instead.... After removing the lid from my Dutch oven (i.e. after the first 45 minutes), my stew wasn't as saucy as I thought it "should" be. By the time I took my stew out of the oven, most of the liquid had completely evaporated. My meat was dry and overcooked and the stew itself had a bitter aftertaste. Considering this was the star of our St. Paddy's Day meal, everything else I served with it lost its appeal as well. Maybe this will float your boat, but it did absolutely nothing for me. Thanks anyways, MNIKOLAISEN. :-)
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I hate to be such a downer, but this was not to my liking at all. :( Admittedly, I only made...