MarcoBasile (330) - DENMARK - JUN 25, 2017 DrnkMcDermott (3097) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2008 My first Guinness was a horrid bottled beer many years ago. Today’s version with the “widget” delivering something resembling a hand-pulled mouthfeel is a great improvement. The Draught cans still have a somewhat “fizzier” head than a draft pull, but at least the head is creamy and plays well with the roasty beer body. For sure, Guinness has become an American mega-brew, and craft brews surpass it in taste, but it’s still a fine session beer and an alternative to a horse-p*** pilsner.
Revision note: Oh yeah, good smoked peat taste in my latest can. Acidic, too. I’ve based my ratings on the pint “pub draught” cans that have been in my beer fridge for over two years now (one left), and it seems to have aged pretty well.
Pours black with a creamy and thick tan head.
Aroma is slightly roasty.
Taste is smooth, grainy, dusty and coffee/roasty bitter towards the end.
Smooth texture. Soft carbonation. Classic dimeon (228) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 22, 2017
A: Dark reddish brown with a thick, dense tan head that is murky at first and then separates from the beer in a neat line.
N: Biscuits, plums, burnt toast, liquorice.
T: The head and beer create two disparate taste sensations. The head is creamy with a slightly acrid burnt note. The beer itself is completely flat, with plum juice and roasted malt the dominant notes. Acidity reminiscent of malt vinegar.
O: A well-made stout and definitely very drinkable.
Ross1969 (7) - - JUN 22, 2017 does not count
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UPDATED: JUN 21, 2017 Czekalem na to dlugo..oczywiscie w przeciagu kilkunastu lat wypilem hektolitry Guinessa,lecz z ocena go zawsze czekalem by przyjechac do Mekki. A wiec,pint w Storehouse Guinness w Dublinie. Czarny jak smola o pieknej kremowej pianie ,ktora utrzymuje sie pieknie w szkle. Lekko kawowy aromat z ladunkiem palonych slodow. W smaku lagodne o niemalze jedwabistej konsystencji. Palone slody kawa lekka czekolada,lukrecja,delikatne owocowe tony w tle.wiem ze ludzie narzekaja:ze wodniste,ze bez smaku,ze nie ma nuty ze goryczka ze kwasne...powiem tak:moze,gdzies indziej na swiecie lecz nie tu i nie to.coz moge powiedziec..perfekcyjny pint Bitek (689) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 19, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2017 Paloność, niezbyt mocna kawa, nieco zboża. Wytrawne, gładkie, nisko wysycone. Przyjemny, lekki stout.
coil (39) - - JUN 13, 2017
Dark brown with small white creamy head. Black coffee, raisins, dark chocolate. craftyrocker (30) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2017 440mL nitro can (brewed in Dublin) into an oversized wine glass.
Appearance: Dark brown with a thick everlasting nitro tan head. Unbeatable thick lacing.
Aroma: Roast malt, cream, liquorice, coffee.
Taste: Follows the nose, plus has acidity and very light bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Creamy and velvety but no carbonation. Develops into a watery body by halfway (3/5).
Overall: Enjoyable to sip, but not a top tier beer. Thankfully the mainstream leader of stouts is not terrible, unlike Bud/Corona/Stella/VB to lagers. Fafnoscie (149) - POLAND - JUN 12, 2017
Smoliście czarne, piana dzięki kulce z azotem bardzo gęsta, wręcz kremowa. W zapachu mocny aromat orzechów z delikatną nutą karmelu. W smaku niestety trochę puste. Brak goryczki, lekki posmak tego gazu z kulki... tgrtnr (162) - Augsburg, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2017
440 ml draught. Black colour with small creamy head. Roasted malt, coffee, smoke. Malty, with sour hint. Flat carbonation, oily and thin texture. Could be a bit more fizzy, but it is still good. Better than from bottle. Wezzielad (22) - Ilkley, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2017
The thing is with Guinness, it’s a bit like ale. It depends on where you get it. In my experience, going to an actual Irish Bar it’s usually better in taste than a Wetherspoons or an English bar. If you are going to compare it to anything it has a bit of a coffee taste but it has its own flavour really. I used to drink Guinness in any pub but since having it in Irish pubs I don’t dare drink it in normal pubs. Guinness really is a drink you have to be in the mood for, unless you’re one of these people who swears by it.