Guinness Draught - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by subyman:
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
More User Reviews:
1.76/5 rDev -49.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
A long time ago, before I really stated learning about beer, I bought the Guinnes hype. Like most people I found the first few pints unpalatable but came to like the beer after some time. Then I discovered real flavour and didn't touch Guinness again for years. A pint of Guinness looks great, smells uninteresting,, has a one dimensional burnt flavour devoid of hops and an overdeveloped nitro-head that doesn't seem to do anything other than maintain the good appearance until the point is finished. If you want to drink Guinness and have flavour, ditch this and stick to the foreign extra offering.
Serving type: nitro-tap
08-01-2014 18:48:18 | More by Dextrose
3.91/5 rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
First off, I'll say that I really like Guinness. That out of the way, I prefer to have the beer on-tap if I can get it, but I live in a smaller town so I have to travel about 35 minutes if I want to get it at a pub in Fort Worth, TX. I think it's a gorgeous beer when it is first served, and the smell and taste is just superb in my opinion.
Last time I went to the aforementioned pub I brought a friend along, and she also ordered a Guinness. I figured she knew what she was doing. Well, that ended with me having two beers, and her having a hard cider.
Serving type: on-tap
08-01-2014 13:54:45 | More by firefightn24
3.2/5 rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Pours darn near opaque with only a slight hue around the edge when held to the light. The head is mocha colored creamy foam and it lasts and leaves grogeous lace. This beer looks amazing. The nose a mild bit of roasted malt, it promises something grainy and maybe a bit bitter. A light sweet chocolate in the background. Taste is where this one loses me. Weak flavors thin body. Watery and thin although soft and creamy. Weak coffee, roast that had potential but fizzled in it's lackluster approach to the palate. There's not really much alcohol in this one so it' wasn't
planning on being strong. And it's not. Earthy, hints of char light smooth and finishes slightly with a faint bitterness from roast . It had a slight imperfection in the mouthfeel as it was actually grainy at the back palate. An actual sensation of something faintly gritty.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 12:20:10 | More by utopiajane
Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
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