Guinness Draught - Guinness Ltd.
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3.68/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
It's about time I've sat down and reviewed this. I've had this from many different sources.
Poured from the nitro bottle into a pub glass.
Appearance: Pours with that distinctive disturbance pattern within the body, where a caramel color is mixed with a darker, blackish color. The caramel swirls settle down, and leave just the dark color behind. There is a very healthy looking creamy head that seemingly never dissipates. When held up to the light, I see tinges of red, confirming the reports that this beer's color is actually "dark ruby." Overall, this beer always looks very good. It's very picturesque.
Smell: A mix of toffee and coffee are the main scents I detect on this brew. Subsequent sniffs reveal a malt character. The smell itself is not overwhelming, but it is a welcoming nose, like an old friend.
Taste: It has a light flavor of toasted malts and coffee overtones. The overall flavor has a creamy attribute, which finishes with a slight tinge of hopped bitterness. No, despite the hype, this is not the best beer ever. However, it is quite competent, and is a great change of pace from other beers. I like that it is light, but has that creamy, toffee flavor. It's reliable, and although it's tame, it's a sure fire pleaser when I need it.
Mouthfeel: Surprisingly light, given its color. There is really no carbonation to speak of either.
Drinkability: Given the light body, subdued flavor, and its creaminess, it's very easy to drink a lot of these. When at the bars, I often switch to this when I tire of whatever else we're drinking, as its easy on the stomach and on the tastebuds.
I know this beer is somewhat controversial here, and receives a lot of flack from fellow advocates for various reasons, but I can't help but like this brew. As I said, it's reliable and subtle, and is a great go-to beer when I'm out at a place with an otherwise poor selection. The hype is certainly overdone, and some of my friends worship this stuff (and the extra stout), but I'd be lying if I said I disliked this. To each their own.
Serving type: bottle
09-24-2007 03:47:51 | More by Romulus141
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