Sometimes Kate decides to cook with beer. On one of these days, I requested a German meal. For some reason, I absolutely love German food, but Kate never cooked it before. She ended up making bratwurst, soaked in Guinness with a bunch of other German sides. Needless to say, the meal was amazing. I took one of the leftover Guinness bottles to review.
Style: Irish Dry Stout
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This is it, the one that started it all. Crafted to perfection for over 200 years, GUINNESS® EXTRA STOUT is descended from the definitive West India Porter known as Extra Superior Porter. Crack it open, and the first sip tastes as fresh as ever. The unmistakeable deep-dark color, the crisp hint of roasted barley, the fresh breeze of hops, and the refreshing bite all make for the bittersweet reward. Pure beauty. Pure GUINNESS®.”
Random: I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Guinness.
This poured with a three finger, thick, tan-colored head that took forever to dissipate. It left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was black and impossible to see the carbonation due to the color. The nose had a sweet, almost lactose quality to it. It also had roasted malt and light chocolate. The taste had a mineral quality that wasn’t present in the draft version. I also got coffee and milk chocolate. The end of the sip goes towards a slightly abrupt bitter taste. The body was watery with high carbonation. The finish was long with roasted malts. Although this brew is okay, the nitro versions of Guinness draft that I’ve had blow it out of the water.
Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0