Guinness Draught - Guinness Ltd.
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2.35/5 rDev -32.3%
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 -7.8%
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
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