Guinness Draught - Guinness Ltd.
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2.91/5 rDev -16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
16 oz. can poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
Appearance: Say what you will about Guinness, but it looks pretty damn awesome with the cascading nitro bubbles and the exceptionally creamy off-white head that lasts...forever? Color is a very dark ruby brown. Not quite black.
Smell: Aaaand, it's downhill from there. Not much going on. Bready. Some slight hints of roast and caramel, but mostly just bready. Really not a bad smell by any means, there just isn't much of it.
Taste: The sour mash is apparent, and the only thing about the flavor of this beer that attempts to stand out. A lot of bready malt again, with a slight sour twang. What isn't apparent is roasted malt, or chocolate, or coffee, or any of the flavors that I've grown to expect in a stout. Okay, okay, there's SOME roasted malt. But it's remarkably mild. At the end of the day though, this is not a bad tasting beer at all. And unlike other macro beers, it doesn't taste like water. It's flavor won't impress you by any means, but it isn't water.
Mouthfeel: Thin and slippery. The nitro makes it extremely smooth. But it's quite thin. Far too thin.
Overall: This is essentially the only macro beer I ever consider buying. Unfortunately that's about the biggest compliment I can give it....In all fairness though, it's not a bad beer when all's said and done, and on certain occasions I just can't help drinking a few (cough, St. Patrick's Day).
Serving type: can
02-25-2013 03:00:24 | More by emyers
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