Guinness Draught - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by semihobo:
3.35/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
My 14.9 oz nitro can has those stupid guys in lab coats telling me to chill it for three hours. Okay, I did. Normally I don't like noting the glassware brand, but I have a sweet Guinness glass that holds the 14.9 oz brew nicely, even says "Guinness Draught." Ahh a thing to behold.
The can didn't explode all over, which is nice... started off dark coffee and then changed to chocolate milk as I finished the pour. Got the reverse cascading effect, and a perfect two finger head slowly manifested itself. Two simple layers, impossibly dense ivory on dark coffee. Say what you might about nitro cans, they release some gorgeous beers.
Smells of coffee, burnt wood, and a little bit of that new car smell. A touch of hops and maybe faint mint also. The smell is strong, which is nice. Smells almost like a caramel coffee ice cream.
No surprise, taste is heavy on the roasted barley. It melds with the hops, and I can't really tell the two apart -- this beer has one taste, the same in every sip IMO. A little bit of cream lurks within. The taste comes on mild and then peaks after a few seconds, with a small bitter finish. Something tastes a little like egg water. Kind of generic but okay.
Mouthfeel is very nitro, teeny bubbles that bathe the tongue. More watery than other nitro Irish Dry Stouts I've had, and not as creamy. A body this thin would be upsetting in other styles, but it's okay here.
Looks amazing, everything else is average, not bad or good. I know there's the campaign to drink it warmer, but I think only bad notes (a noticeable sour taste) emerge as it warms... I'll keep it cold. I don't really crave another, but except for the price (usually between moderately high to high) this is pretty sessionable with the light body, low ABV, and accessible taste.
Serving type: nitro-can
12-01-2005 23:14:56 | More by semihobo
More User Reviews:
3.38/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
This beer is a really dark and heavy beer. At least it was that way for myself. I enjoyed this beer, but it is also one of those beers that I have to be in the mood for at the same time. The aroma was a good aroma. Their is a lot of head with this beer. Wich I do not mind that much. But for a dark beer it was not that bad.
Serving type: on-tap
07-13-2014 14:39:22 | More by jaredtp
3.88/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Served on draft at 43 degrees F (6 degrees C), using 35PSI of beer gas mix (75% nitrogen, 25% CO2), through stout faucet with restrictor plate.
Appearance (4.5/5): Initial pour generates a very active cascade of bubbles which fall downward along perimeter of the glass. As the cascade of bubbles completes, a very dense head of small nitro bubbles form a long lasting cream colored head. Body extremely dark, with no light transmittance through the glass.
Smell (3.5/5): Sweet malt and roasted aromas dominate. Pleasant, but not overwhelming.
Taste (4/5): Initial taste is bitterness on tip of tongue. Bitterness subsides as beer moves to back of mouth, where a strong but balanced roasted flavor prevails. Earthy aftertaste yields to delicate bitter flavor.
Mouthfeel (3.5/5): Guiness’ use of beergas makes for a unique experience for both head and mouthfeel. On first sip, the upper lip pushes through the dense cream head to discover a velvety mouthfeel. Carbonation levels are low, making this a very session able brew.
Overall (3.9/5): Captivating cascade of bubbles, delicious flavor, luscious mouthfeel.
Serving type: nitro-tap
07-13-2014 06:13:20 | More by Cheer4Beer
3.46/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Purchased from one of the local cigar lounges.
A: Dark brown with good head and retention.
S: Malt forward with a bit of coffee and sweetness.
T: Same as the smell.
M: Moderate carbonation and it's somewhat watery.
O: Not bad but I'm not very impressed with the feel.
Serving type: nitro-bottle
07-12-2014 01:04:31 | More by PvtSnowball
Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
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