With it being St. Patrick's Day and all, I figured why not go with the number one selling beer across America this weekend, Guinness Stout. Arthur Guinness began his brewing conquest back in 1759 in Dublin, Ireland. Now served in over 60 countries available in nitro cans, bottles, or off the tap Guinness is a familiar beer here in America that you can find in just about any pub or liquor store.
The Guinness Draught pours to a rich a stout dark brown body almost black, with a fluffy full creamy tan head that holds a lot of retention. It has a malty-nutty aroma with a dry and frothy taste, high on the roasted notes, with a subtle flavor of caramel. The mouthfeel is smooth and light, but a bit on the watery side. As for carbonation, not much there either. The mouthfeel, body, and taste line up to make this dry stout an easy drinker. Probably too easy? If so make it a car bomb! Have a few of those and your whole night will change.
Hopefully you all head a safe Patty's Day weekend and were able to enjoy some of the festivities somehow, someway, somewhere.