Guinness The 1798

Brewed by St. James's Gate (Diageo)
Dublin, Ireland
9% · Imperial Stout · 33 Ratings · Special Release ·
Guinness The 1798 is the second offering of the Guinness Signature Series which offers a range of limited edition luxury beers. Utilizing the artistry of Guinness Master Brewers, this series features beers made from rare and highly sought after ingredients. The Guinness Signature Series(TM) gives beer drinkers more options for different occasions, from fine dining to exquisite gifting.

This Signature 1798 Double Extra Stout is a tribute to the original Old Vat House built in 1798. The brew is deep, rich, complex and extremely rare. It uses 100% malt, some crystal malt for the distinct caramel and chocolate smoothness on the palate, plus the world famous Guinness home roasted barley for the classic taste. This luxuriant brew is then finished over the original English oak wood of Old Vat House 1 from 1798, to bring out a unique subtle wood character steeped in history.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
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Hops
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Yeast/Bacteria
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Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

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The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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