Guinness Guinness Draught
What the brewers say
"Swirling clouds tumble as the storm begins to calm, settle, breathe in the moment, then break through the smooth, light head to the bittersweet reward. Unmistakably Guinness from the first velvet sip to the last, lingering drop and every satisfying mouthful in between. Pure beauty. Pure Guinness."
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Sweet dark fruit character. Cherry, raisin, and roasty malt character with slight cocoa, chocolate, and coffee flavor. A little sourness and subtle vanilla bean notes.”
Flavor: “Light bodied with some slight creaminess and sweetness giving way to fairly aggressive bittering hops. Roasty, sharp astringent character. Some estery fruit characteristics. Creaminess carries through in the finish. Finishes dry with slightly oxidized notes.”
Overall: “The nose promised more than the beer provided. Somewhat light bodied with a roast character that dominates and a bit of creaminess to balance. Tannic harshness is too high—could use a bit less bittering or a touch more body to mellow it out. But the more you drink it, the more you enjoy it.”