Guinness Draught - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
2.35/5 rDev -32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
What Happened To My Guinness??!!??!!??
Appearance: Same great creamy looking head and leaves rings of lace all the way down ... the color is not as black as it used to be, its more of a very dark brown. Damn, I can see the bar light through the bottom of my pint!
Smell: Rusty water with some faint grain.
Taste: The tame roasted character is laughable, bitterness has been toned down and there is a mild cloying sweetness in the back.
Mouthfeel: Same nitro mouth feel but very, very thin and watery.
Drinkability: This beer has been dumbed down so much it is like drinking water. There are far better stouts than this.
This beer is an obvious victim of thinking about the $$$ and not the quality of the product.
There are rumors that the American product is kegged in the US from a combination of the "Essence of Guinness" (A product of Ireland) and the same malt base used in malternatives. I will find out the truth one day.
Serving type: nitro-tap
01-05-2005 13:09:17 | More by Jason
3.2/5 rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Presentation: 14.9fl oz can with a built in widget (they call theirs the "Guinness Floating Draft System") for that "draught-like" quality. No freshness date.
Appearance: Absolutely pitch black with an amazing cascading effect. As the nitro-injection settles it forms a perfect finger width, creamy, foamy, tight off-white head. It's sticks to the glass and the head consistency remains all the way to the bottom of the glass.
Smell: Very pleasant aroma of sweet and roasted malts. Faint caramel note with a finishing of smoked malt.
Taste: Silky smooth mouthfeel, tremendously creamy -- so much so that I always find it difficult to not simply chug the beer in one swallow. Malt is nicely roasted with little astringency. The roasted malts give off coffee, slight chocolate and mild smoked flavors. Things dry up after this, then follows a watery-like floral hop flavor. There's a slight bite, for a brief second, that combines with a touch of roasted malt astringency. The unique roasted flavor carries through as a foundation from beginning to end. Body is medium. Finishes with a delicate roasted and dryness.
Notes: What can I say? It's not the most remarkable Stout that I've ever had. It's not very exciting compared to its siblings (yes, even on tap in Ireland). Apart from "Guinness" (the tap version) this is Guinness' top selling beer, and the most consistent as it's all too easy these days to get an inconsistent poured pint of Guinness. Personally I enjoy and appreciate the Extra Stout and Foreign Extra Stout 10 times more, but you'll find me slumming it on occasion. A mediocre beer.
Serving type: nitro-can
02-02-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
More User Reviews:
1.76/5 rDev -49.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
A long time ago, before I really stated learning about beer, I bought the Guinnes hype. Like most people I found the first few pints unpalatable but came to like the beer after some time. Then I discovered real flavour and didn't touch Guinness again for years. A pint of Guinness looks great, smells uninteresting,, has a one dimensional burnt flavour devoid of hops and an overdeveloped nitro-head that doesn't seem to do anything other than maintain the good appearance until the point is finished. If you want to drink Guinness and have flavour, ditch this and stick to the foreign extra offering.
Serving type: nitro-tap
08-01-2014 18:48:18 | More by Dextrose
3.91/5 rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
First off, I'll say that I really like Guinness. That out of the way, I prefer to have the beer on-tap if I can get it, but I live in a smaller town so I have to travel about 35 minutes if I want to get it at a pub in Fort Worth, TX. I think it's a gorgeous beer when it is first served, and the smell and taste is just superb in my opinion.
Last time I went to the aforementioned pub I brought a friend along, and she also ordered a Guinness. I figured she knew what she was doing. Well, that ended with me having two beers, and her having a hard cider.
Serving type: on-tap
08-01-2014 13:54:45 | More by firefightn24
3.2/5 rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Pours darn near opaque with only a slight hue around the edge when held to the light. The head is mocha colored creamy foam and it lasts and leaves grogeous lace. This beer looks amazing. The nose a mild bit of roasted malt, it promises something grainy and maybe a bit bitter. A light sweet chocolate in the background. Taste is where this one loses me. Weak flavors thin body. Watery and thin although soft and creamy. Weak coffee, roast that had potential but fizzled in it's lackluster approach to the palate. There's not really much alcohol in this one so it' wasn't
planning on being strong. And it's not. Earthy, hints of char light smooth and finishes slightly with a faint bitterness from roast . It had a slight imperfection in the mouthfeel as it was actually grainy at the back palate. An actual sensation of something faintly gritty.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 12:20:10 | More by utopiajane
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