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Guinness has a sweet aroma redolent of roasted malts, faint caramel and light smoke. The roasted character comes through fully on the palate and accompanies notes of coffee, chocolate and mild smoke. Although remaining light in body, Guinness has a creamy, silky smooth mouthfeel that carries this roasted essence all the way to the finish. ABV 4.20View all products by Guinness
Guinness Draught is a rather unique beer in that it is pretty much the measuring tool for all other dry Irish stouts. Guinness is more than a beer. Guinness is lore. It is a beer to which entire books are dedicated. A beer that pubs across the world dedicate extra money to in order to have nitrous draught lines installed. It is a beer that is black as night, but smooth as silk, and as tasty as it gets. There is most certainly a reason for their age old tagline simply reading “My goodness, my Guinness." These are the words that leave the dedicated Guinness drinker's mouth when enjoying this liquid gold.
If you've had a Guinness before, you know that is a beer that you must wait for. Brewed and packaged with the purpose of enjoying with tiny little nitrogen bubbles rather than the rougher carbonation that we are used to in most beers, the pour is something of an art. The jet black beer fills the glass as we wait and watch all of those miniscule bubbles cascade down the sides, turning the brown foam on the top into the silky smooth liquid that we want so bad. The aroma is of dark roasted malts, rich organic chocolates, and heavenly dark breads. The flavor is nearly the opposite of what many would expect. This is not a strongly bitter beer or something of a supremely high alcohol content. It is a very easy drink, something that can be enjoyed all day long while watching a soccer match or two, or four. The flavor is of medium roasted coffee and well toasted grainy breads. There is a moderate sweetness, balanced by just the slightest hint of bitter hops. My goodness.
Guinness Draught is a luxurious stout that could be and should be enjoyed at any moment deemed opportune. Don't save this simply for St. Patrick's day parades. Enjoy a pint with your buddies at the next tailgate or pour yourself a glass with dinner. Pair it with a traditional Irish feast of shepherd's pie covered in buttery mashed potatoes or just put it alongside some loaded potato skins while sitting in front of the television with your mates.
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Irish Car Bomb
No longer a politically correct term as the name, Irish Car Bomb, references a dark time in Ireland's history, this bomber style shot is still quite popular stateside, especially on St. Patrick's Day. As veterans will tell you, drink it quickly or you're left with a curdled class of beer, whiskey, and irish cream.