1. Hey, I was right about the poor man's black velvet:

    A black velvet combines equal parts of champagne and stout. You can use the same spoon trick to achieve a layered effect. Substitute cider for champagne and you've got a poor man's black velvet or a snakebite, as we like to call it here in the States.

    I actually prefer the cider version. Can't bring myself to call it a snakebite, though.

    Chris Radcliff, 16 March 2006

  2. I've only ever heard the cider/stout mix called snakebite. The first place I ever tried it was in Germany.

    erin, 17 March 2006