Guinness Draught - Guinness Ltd.
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3.45/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from new widget-less nitro bottle to an imperial pint, even though the label says to enjoy straight from the bottle. No freshness date.
A: Nearly black in color, a very dark cola color with a thick, foamy cocoa head. Great retention and lacing.
S: Roasted barley and coffee, a little weak in the nose.
T: Roasted and bitter barley with a slight coffee flavor and a hint of cola. Lightly hopped, clean finish.
M: Against its reputation in the States, it has a light-medium body that is creamy up front, a tad watery in the middle, and finishes smooth. More true to the style description than its legend.
O: This is a solid Irish Dry Stout. It's better in the nitro can, and I prefer the Extra Stout over the Draught (would love to try the Foreign Extra someday). Not a complex beer, but very drinkable. This was the first "dark beer" I ever drank on a semi-regular basis. There are many stouts I would prefer, but this is a classic.
Serving type: nitro-bottle
07-09-2011 02:28:49 | More by tito42
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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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