Guinness Draught Extra Cold - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by DannyS:
3.15/5 rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4
Served in a tulip glass, poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle with patented 'rocket widget'.
A - A very promising looking black color and a thick, resilient, slightly rust-colored head. The head stayed around forever and left lots of lacing.
S - Thin, somewhat metallic aroma backed with some milky, hoppy freshness.
T - Started off almost flavorless, but the tastes came through as it warmed up. The bitterness is kind of off-putting, but there is some nice toastyness and hoppyness. Very light on flavor for such a dark brew.
M - Here's where it killed it for me. There's no carbonation, which was really a letdown for me. The overall mouthfeel was thin and unimpressive.
D - It's not filling and not strong on alcohol, so I could probably drink a lot of these.
Overall - I didn't exactly enjoy this. It's okay, but it was so insubstantial. I know Irish stouts are low on the fizz factor, but this one had a total lack of it, which was a big detractor for me.
Note: it did say 'drink directly from the bottle'. So I tried it that way too. It made no difference.
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2009 23:48:49 | More by DannyS
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