Guinness Draught - Guinness Ltd.
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3.88/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Even though I tried both guinness and bass tonight, I didn't get to try a black and tan. I had this in a 16oz. glass on nitro tap. I was a little pissed off when the bartender didn't do a two part pour. It took forever to settle. The people of Guinness would not be happy if they saw this guy's aweful pours. Nevertheless, it pours a deep brown changing to black as it settles with a creamy white head. There is awesome head retention and lots of lacing. The smell has a roasted coffee aroma to it. The taste is a little bit of coffee with burnt malt. There isn't much hops noticeable. The mouthfeel is a little light due to the nitro. The drinkability is very good at 4.1%. This is offered almost anywhere and is good to fall back on.
Serving type: nitro-tap
06-07-2003 21:14:09 | More by SheepNutz
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3.6/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
500 ml can served chilled into a pint glass. Received as a gift. While familiar with this beer as it is often the best option on tap when out at chain restaurants, finally sat down to review this one in detail.
Appearance - Midnight black, with just over a finger of off-white foam that is in no hurry to go anywhere. Other than that the beer is dark enough that you can't see through it and as you drink the beer, some nice foamy rings of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell - Coffee aroma, with some roasty malts. Not a lot else in there but it is well executed.
Taste - Thick dense, coffee flavor, with some caramel sweetness particularly in the foam. Although as I've experienced the craft beer culture in a little more depth, the taste and mass of Guinness no longer seems what it once was, if anything the beer is a touch on the watery side.
Mouthfeel - While a "heavier" beer, the composition is rather watery once you've experienced Imperial Stouts and American Double Stouts. Nonetheless the feel is dense and the texture is very smooth.
Overall - While not quite as good as I had remembered it, Guinness remains a go to option on establishments with limited tap selection and a fine beer to consume in a pinch.
Serving type: nitro-can
03-11-2014 22:14:37 | More by DenisKolkin
Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
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