Guinness Draught

I have written in my 2009-2010 Planner "On 3/13/10 I bought Guinness Draught Six-Pack. Interesting, the Guinness Draught doesn't have a beer flavor. So you get this fuzzy feel with a little after taste. Slightly bitter, but mostly good. (3/13/10). Tasted better near end. Yum."


Despite the positive comment written above, I feel like at the time I didn't like Draught as much as Extra Stout. Perhaps having tried a number of beers since March 2010, I should give Draught another taste.

[20110419] Guinness Draught

From CVP (Charles Village Pub), on tap.

Guinness is one of my favorites. I've had it often enough to know I enjoy it, and because of this, I forgot to write down my thoughts on it. Off the top of my head, I could only describe the aroma and flavor as rich.


*[20161007] The entry states that I came and got the beer on tap, but the entry's footnote stated I had a Guinness Extra Stout (which only comes in a bottled form). I've dealt with the discrepancy by removing the mention of Guinness Extra Stout.

20110419: (note)
I've tried at least three blends that include Guinness. One of which includes the Belvedere Half & Half at The Owl Bar. At least two of which were from Yard House. I'll try to see if I've made notes of which blends I've tried.

20110518: (note)
I recently (20110518) had the SnakeBite which is HardCore Cider and Guinness.


Today I went to McCormick & Schmick's Seafood and to drink I had a Guinness. I wrote "I focused on the heavy and smooth.* So true. Still think chocolaty."

Note: This was in the middle of Josh Ritter's performance and before Amos Lee's performance at Sunday Funday.

*During a Beirut concert my friends and I were comparing Guinness with the Old Dominion Oak Barrel Stout. They mentioned that Guinness was heavier and yet smooth. That's why today, 20110515, I focused on those two aspects.

[20110520][20161007 Edit]

I wrote: "Guinness doesn't satisfy me anymore. It has a light toasty taste, but mostly watery tasting. I've probably held this opinion for a while now, but being one of the earlier beers I've tried, it has a place among my choice of drinks. I suppose I'm now more accustomed to stronger beers."

[20121102][20161007 Edit]

Guinness Draught

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Website Information:
"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."

Ingredients page:
Barley - We use malted barley, which provides the foundation for the flavor of the beer and roasted barley. Our traditional craft of roasting barley gives GUINNESS® beer wonderful dark ruby red color (it looks black, but hold your glass up to the light, and you'll see there's a ruby in every glass, as the old saying has it) and its unique roasted character.
Hops - We use the finest female hop (we discriminate in favor of the fairer sex), and use around double the amount of hops in our brew than most beers, for a more intense flavor and aroma. Hops are also a natural preservative, giving GUINNESS® beer the long life essential for global export.
Water - Like Arthur Guinness before us, we prize our water for its purity and softness. In fact, it's so important to us, we call it 'liquor'. At the St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin the water comes from springs in the Wicklow Mountains (which are also known as St. James's Wells).
GUINNESS® Yeast - To capture the full freshness of the ingredients, we use our famous strain of GUINNESS® yeast, descended down from Arthur's time. It works like no other to ensure our beer is fully fermented and charged with flavor. It's so valuable to us that a small reserve amount is kept under lock and key in case something should happen to our main supply.
We don't believe anything should be wasted, so the spent grains from the brewing process become animal feed, the hops become fertilizer and surplus yeast makes yeast extract or health products.

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