Guinness 250th Anniversary Stout - Guinness Ltd.
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3.43/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Tried this one at the Brewhaus.
A - Purple-black in the glass with a small cocoa colored head. This isn't as foamy as the nitro-canned Guinness or course, and no matter how much folks on this site slam nitro-cans or bottles as "fake" or artificial, I find myself sorely missing that light whipped foamy creaminess that my usual Guinness provides.
S - Dark cocoa powder over espresso with milk. Isn't that called a mocha latte or something?
T - This is darker and more bitter than the standard version. It's got a very pronounced baker's chocolate and cocoa powder taste, along with a lactic acid sourness that compliments the cocoa well.
M - Light bodied, bitter, and dusty on the finish. That dusty feel only accentuates the cocoa powder vibe of this brew.
D - Not bad, but not as "special" as I thought it would be. I don't know, but if I was celebrating a 250 year anniversary, I would do it with a bit more pizazz. I wish they would have made a double/imperial/super stout or maybe something barrel aged. As it is, this is a good stout but I actually prefer the regular stuff... could just be that old habits die hard.
Serving type: bottle
05-23-2009 14:23:38 | More by pmcadamis
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