Guinness Draught - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by demuzik:
4.6/5 rDev +31.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Tasting based on a Pint served from a Nitro-Tap in the Guinness Skylounge/Brewery in Dublin, Ireland... its a whole 'nother story this way:
The beer presents itself dramatically with the famous cascading brown-to-black effect. Lots of hype and marketing around this, but hey, its still cool and starts things off really well.
The smell is not as strong as most micro-brewed stouts these days, but there are definitely hints of roasted barley, a bit of coffee aroma, and ever so faint hop pizazz.
The taste is quite impressive - it will never taste this good being shipped over the pond - according the the Guinness brewers here, the Guinness draught recipe for domestic distribution is different to that of US/world export, so in some ways we're not really comparing apples to apples on this review...
The mouthfeel is what it should be; creamy, immense, full of darkness, yet light in weight - not syrupy or heavy on the tongue.
Overall, the king of the dry stout in my opinion... but only when served here in it's homeland. The nitro-can-crap they serve in the US? Forget it... for example, should Sierra Nevada ever start exporting to Europe, you can bet I'd pass it by every time - the pasteurization really kills the beer. If you're fortunate enough to try one here... its really another beer, entirely, and quite a good one.
Serving type: nitro-tap
11-30-2011 03:01:57 | More by demuzik
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