December 27, 2006

My Goodness, my Guinness!

I know this is kind of cheating, but one of my favoritest bloggers, Richmond, gave me a four pack of Guinness Draught. It would be extremely rude of my to not do a review on it. Plus, itís the only beer in the house. My wife says itís because of my 6-day drinking binge Iíve been on. I say itís because she wonít get off her butt and go buy me more beer. So tonight I dedicate this review to Richmond, the woman that will do the one thing for me that my wife wonít, bring me beer!

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Guinness Draught comes in a 14.9 fluid ounce Nitro Can! ďHear something? Thatís the Guinness floating widget delivering you the great taste of Guinness DraughtĒ. I donít know if Guinness invented that little widget, and I know there are other beers out there that have it in them, but dang it. The damn thing is, well, Brilliant! The can is black, with the Guinness harp and the name of the beer on the front.

This is probably one of the best beers to pour into a glass. Itís a drink AND a show all together in one. The beer is a dark brown, so dark one probably could call it black and no one would question it. Itís so dark, light barely passes through it. The head is a thick and creamy tan color that pours thick and lasts long after the beer is gone. Right after the beer is poured the rising of the head and the flowing of the beer downward through it is mesmerizing. The head leaves a good lacing all over the glass.

When the scent of sweet malts, dark roasts and a tantalizing hint of coffee hits the nose, ones mouth will start to water in anticipation. The taste is a near perfect blend of barley malts, a touch of bitter hops and touch of oak. There is a mild aftertaste that has a slight nuttiness to it that is satisfying.

Surprisingly, and some of my readers may disagree, this is a medium bodied beer. There is a creamy mouth feel to it, but there is a slight wateriness to the texture. There is almost no carbonation to the beer, but it doesnít need it with the widget adding the nitro goodness to the beer.

This is one of my favorite beers. I truly enjoy drinking it. With itís lower then average alcohol by volume, one can drink this all day and not end up as impaired. I rate this beer a 7.5 out of 10.

Posted by Contagion in Alcohol at December 27, 2006 06:16 PM | TrackBack

Hey, glad I could help! I just hope that no ill effects were suffered...

Guinness is yummy! :-) And only a 7.5? I am so going to have to try that Dragon's Milk...

Posted by: Richmond at December 27, 2006 06:32 PM

7.5 out of ten is a very, very respectable score on my scale. Maybe I'll post how my rating works one day. It might make more sense to people then.

Posted by: Contagion at December 27, 2006 06:54 PM

Shooting fish in a barrel I see...
Are you using the soft air gun?
I love Guinness...for breakfast or an aperitif...

Posted by: spurs at December 27, 2006 07:10 PM

About that widget:

Posted by: Harvey at December 28, 2006 09:17 AM

Ah, the beer that eats like a meal... and the commercials are great too -- BRILLIANT! :-)

If Guinness only rates a 7.5, then I've *gotta* try that Dragon's Milk.

(Great minds and all that, Richmond...) ;-)

Posted by: Wes at December 29, 2006 11:56 AM