Guinness Draught - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by Dennoman:
2.55/5 rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 5 | overall: 3
On tap @ An Sibhin, Antwerp.
Despite having had the unequivocal joy of tasting some of the best stouts in the world, I think it's important to put both feet firmly on the ground and have a few pints of the grandmother of all stouts: Guinness.
A: Black on first sight, but quite obviously a dark ruby red when held against a light source. Gorgeous creamy off-white head, meringue-like texture when tapped properly. Put fingers in it to make little Bart Simpson spikes, shouldn't play with food though, naughty boy.
S: Nothing to write home about. Few aromas making its way through the head: watery and metallic notes, slight hints of coffee and dark chocolate.
T: Again, not great. Primary notes are water and iron, with slight hints of roasted malt bitterness. Aftertaste is a pleasant bitterness, yet also accompanied by those omnipresent metallic notes.
M: This is where this beer shines. Gorgeous mouthfeel because of the nitrogen, slides down the throat with buttery smoothness. Sits in the stomach surprisingly light, you can easily down a few pints of this even if you're not a big drinker.
O: Objectively speaking not a great beer as it greatly lacks in flavour and aroma, but the mouthfeel makes for a unique experience. An excellent fallback stout should you see it on tap.
Serving type: nitro-tap
06-02-2012 14:52:47 | More by Dennoman
More User Reviews:
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.
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