Guinness 250 Anniversary

Guinness 250 Anniversary Stout
Guinness Ltd.

Appearance:
Poured very dark with a nice thick 2-3 inches of light tan head. Crimson highlights can be seen when held up to the light. Good head retention and nice lacing on the glass.

Smell:
Chocolate malts with some milky chocolate tones. Mild sugary sweetness and a pinch of raisin-like tartness. Malty and smooth.

Taste:
More roasted grains with chocolate notes. A bit of a bitter kick to it towards the back of the mouth. A little bit of bitter citrus zest coming through, and as much as I can’t believe it from a Guinness, some alcohol notes as well.

Mouthfeel:
Definitely not as milky as traditional Guinness, though smooth. Crisp carbonation on the tongue and a bit thin.

Drinkability:
This beer is not too thick or thin, not too strong in flavor nor too weak. Highly drinkable. I’m nearly done with mine, while typing this up… about 5 minutes.

Overall:
I’m bummed that this was a single run. I like it much better than Extra Stout, and it’s much more flavorful than Guinness Draught. Fairly high marks from me! A-

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