Guinness Draught - Guinness Ltd.
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3.55/5 rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
My first encounter with Guinness was during a trip to Ireland. I had never been a fan of stouts until I tasted one at the Guinness factory. Sadly, what you get there is not what's in the nitro-can.
Appearance- This is the best part about this beer. The appearance is absolutely beautiful. Pouring into a glass, it is nothing but tan bubbles. After a minute or so the black body becomes apparent as the head surfaces. At one and a half minutes the beer is dark black and the head is perfectly creamy and tan. The staple appearance of a good stout.
Smell- Musty with a bit of sour yeasty smell. Not the most pleasant.
Taste- Mainly very malty with a hint of roasted nuts and hops at the end. Not much taste, very basic.
Mouthfeel- Medium body, not too thick but lets you know it is a stout. Must drink very cold.
Drinkability- Guinness is very easy to drink. In Ireland they call it "magic water" for a reason. It goes down like water but hits like a stout. After the creamy head touches the upper lip and the tongue meets the beer, it flows. My first Guinness is usually half gone in the first drink.
Conclusion- Nitro-can is much better than most commercial beers. However, it does not hold a candle to the Guinness I had in Ireland. It is more bitter without the taste and smell of the original. Still a good mainstream stout though.
Serving type: nitro-can
09-18-2010 00:05:42 | More by subyman
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