Guinness Draught - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by undeadozzy:
4.35/5 rDev +25.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Poured by a certified Guinness pourer at Dugan's Irish Pub in Luzerne, PA. Incredible thick white head that never goes away and leaves thick lacing all over the glass. And the trademark pitch black body that fades in under the head is always a welcome sight.
S - Never picked up much of a scent on Guinness, other than some darkness. Yes, I can smell darkness. Just a deep bready musk, nothing too strong or weak, just a presence.
T - Smooth and flavorful, good ol' Guinness never disappoints. Dark chocolate, some pumpernickel, milk chocolate, a little bit of roasted marshmallow, some fudge maybe, lots of dark hops, and the spirit of the Irish of course.
M - Smooth yet slippery. It's very easy to drink because it's smooth, but I would like a little more character there.
O - For as long as I could remember, Guinness Draught has been one of my favorite beers, and finally getting to have it on tap poured in the CORRECT manner is just incredible, it just tastes so much different than the canned Guinness or the bottled Guinness or Guinness just sloshed into a glass by an inexperienced beer pourer. Long live Guinness!
Serving type: on-tap
01-04-2013 17:13:35 | More by undeadozzy
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3.6/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
500 ml can served chilled into a pint glass. Received as a gift. While familiar with this beer as it is often the best option on tap when out at chain restaurants, finally sat down to review this one in detail.
Appearance - Midnight black, with just over a finger of off-white foam that is in no hurry to go anywhere. Other than that the beer is dark enough that you can't see through it and as you drink the beer, some nice foamy rings of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell - Coffee aroma, with some roasty malts. Not a lot else in there but it is well executed.
Taste - Thick dense, coffee flavor, with some caramel sweetness particularly in the foam. Although as I've experienced the craft beer culture in a little more depth, the taste and mass of Guinness no longer seems what it once was, if anything the beer is a touch on the watery side.
Mouthfeel - While a "heavier" beer, the composition is rather watery once you've experienced Imperial Stouts and American Double Stouts. Nonetheless the feel is dense and the texture is very smooth.
Overall - While not quite as good as I had remembered it, Guinness remains a go to option on establishments with limited tap selection and a fine beer to consume in a pinch.
Serving type: nitro-can
03-11-2014 22:14:37 | More by DenisKolkin
Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
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