Guinness Draught - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by subyman:
3.55/5 rDev +2.3%
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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2.98/5 rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Before we begin I'd like to note that this review is based on Guinness draft from one of those cheesy black bottles. I've had better experiences with cans and draft, but I think the container may have thrown me off. Also, it says "enjoy straight from the bottle" but that seems kind of idiotic to me. I guess it's intended for the St. Patrick's day swill gang in this format.
Reviewed the same day as extra stout, and liked this one better, for what it's worth.
Looks black, (dark dark red in the light) not much of a head. Again I blame the bottle and lack of widget. (Then why did you buy it, review the beer you douche.)
Smells malty and chocolatey and a little smokey.
Tastes like it smells, but with a speck of stale cereal. It's more watery than expected too, especially considering the creamy mouthfeel. It's occurring to me that this is kind of a weird beer now that I'm writing this out.
Overall, not my everyday drink. Will try more from the style.
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2014 02:27:57 | More by DagenhamDavis
2.03/5 rDev -41.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
Got a can from the pool bar at the Royal Pacific Resort, Orlando. The place is great (gotta love the fast pass at Universal Studios), but man, this beer sucks. I like Guiness stout, but this is nothing like that. Looks good enough, but there's hardly any aroma and it tastes like flat, bland water. I mean, why bother? If you like tasting absolutely nothing in a beer, then go for it. Otherwise, pass on this swill.
Serving type: nitro-can
03-16-2014 00:48:12 | More by SoupKitchenBeerSnob
Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
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