Guinness Draught - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by Beer_HOPper:
3.93/5 rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I was fortunate to have a few pints at the St. James Gate Brewery and Storehouse in Dublin that I will never forget. I must say the pints in Ireland are much better than any where else.
I learned how to pour a Guinness from tap while at the brewery. You have to let Guinness settle for at least a few minutes before drinking. Otherwise, the nitrogen is going to affect your enjoyment. There are a few other tricks that most bartenders are unaware of that will affect your pour. Authentic Irish bars should know how to pour a Guinness correctly, beware of others.
Myth has it, if you tap the side of your pint of Guinness with a coin and hear a metallic sound, then, this pint is NOT ready. If you hear a thud, like tapping on wood, then, this pint IS ready to enjoy.
Appearance: 2 fingers of creamy head and very dark brown to black body. IMHO, Guinness set the standard of what a beer should look like right after a pour. 4.6
Smell: Oats, biscuit cookie, with some milk chocolate, 3.7
Taste: creamy coffee, chocolate, butter biscuit cookie and oats, 4.2 Yum!
Feel: much thinner than it looks. A little sticky like milk chocolate, 3.8
Overall: this is my go to (can) beer and standard dry stout, 4.07.
Note: the Guinness recipe outside of Ireland is different for each region of the world. The Foreign Extra for Africa is another favorite.
Serving type: nitro-tap
08-19-2012 06:25:01 | More by Beer_HOPper
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3.38/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
This beer is a really dark and heavy beer. At least it was that way for myself. I enjoyed this beer, but it is also one of those beers that I have to be in the mood for at the same time. The aroma was a good aroma. Their is a lot of head with this beer. Wich I do not mind that much. But for a dark beer it was not that bad.
Serving type: on-tap
07-13-2014 14:39:22 | More by jaredtp
3.88/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Served on draft at 43 degrees F (6 degrees C), using 35PSI of beer gas mix (75% nitrogen, 25% CO2), through stout faucet with restrictor plate.
Appearance (4.5/5): Initial pour generates a very active cascade of bubbles which fall downward along perimeter of the glass. As the cascade of bubbles completes, a very dense head of small nitro bubbles form a long lasting cream colored head. Body extremely dark, with no light transmittance through the glass.
Smell (3.5/5): Sweet malt and roasted aromas dominate. Pleasant, but not overwhelming.
Taste (4/5): Initial taste is bitterness on tip of tongue. Bitterness subsides as beer moves to back of mouth, where a strong but balanced roasted flavor prevails. Earthy aftertaste yields to delicate bitter flavor.
Mouthfeel (3.5/5): Guiness’ use of beergas makes for a unique experience for both head and mouthfeel. On first sip, the upper lip pushes through the dense cream head to discover a velvety mouthfeel. Carbonation levels are low, making this a very session able brew.
Overall (3.9/5): Captivating cascade of bubbles, delicious flavor, luscious mouthfeel.
Serving type: nitro-tap
07-13-2014 06:13:20 | More by Cheer4Beer
3.46/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Purchased from one of the local cigar lounges.
A: Dark brown with good head and retention.
S: Malt forward with a bit of coffee and sweetness.
T: Same as the smell.
M: Moderate carbonation and it's somewhat watery.
O: Not bad but I'm not very impressed with the feel.
Serving type: nitro-bottle
07-12-2014 01:04:31 | More by PvtSnowball
Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
79 out of 100 based on 5,137 ratings.