Guinness Draught - Guinness Ltd.
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3.65/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Sooo I hated Guinness when I first started drinking. This has changed over time. I would not consider it an Imperial Stout like many do. The new recipe they made for it (I think in the 80s) has changed the consistency of the beer. It was designed to be the thick low ABV meal like beverage for english monks and Irish farmers who didn't need to be drunk allot nevertheless I digress. I do love this beer and I really wish it wasn't owned by "the big man" like sooo many beers that are over-popularized and overrated. I do consider this beer to be overrated, then again, it's sooo good! This beer would pair well with (in my opinion) nothing. Needs to be drank after dessert or meal. Can stand alone (IMO any beer can stand alone without a cheese or a meal unless itsa AAB). Should be consumed after the AABs (bud, miller, coors, PBR), after the medium and/or amber beers. I'd consume the real hoppy and bitter type beers after my Guinness (if I was lining up my palate). Get it on tap, so much better then bottle or can? (wtf Guinness cans?).
L: Dark brown almost black, cannot see through it, creamy, dreamy, head retention is perfect. At least an inch that stays and dissolves to about 1/2 to 1/4 inch by the time you finish. Everyone has seen the shamrock that they put on the beer on St. Patty's (it pretty much stays on top and in tact if you drink cautious).
S: Not a strong smell, burnt wheat, smoky maybe.
T (and mouthfeel): Very creamy, milky, smooth, buttery, surprisingly light, almost malty (certainly not hoppy), slightly sweet maybe like a vanilla or carmel sweetness idk. On second thought it does have a carmel like flavor. The after taste is really my only complaint with Guinness. Its not a crisp after taste but a sticky milky after taste (pretty typical of stouts and porters). The "burnt taste" lingers in the palate on the back of the tongue or in the back of the mouth too long.
O: At the end of the day it's Guinness, if you don't like it, you still can't help but respect it. I happen to like AND respect it.
Serving type: on-tap
12-28-2012 06:38:05 | More by bsmith1029
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