Product Type: Guinness Beer
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What A Taste!
Member Name: bilbobaginz
Advantages: taste, aftertaste and quality!
Disadvantages: sometimes rediculously priced!
I started drinking Guinness very recently and was at first laughed at by
my mates for having such old man's taste! - But the thing is I've never
seen Guinness as an old man's beer, I've always regarded it as an
anyone's drink. So basically I carried on, and now it's pretty much all I
drink when out of town.
Allowing the beer to settle momentarily, you lift the glass to your
bottom lip, break through the head and sip generously. A cool, rich,
smooth liquid infiltrates your tongue and neck, slipping down
effortlessly into the depths of your stomach. It cures your worries,
deteriorates your insecurities, and empties your pocket! - There's
your newest advertising campaign guys!
In essence though, that is Guinness. Cool, rich and smooth, there's
nothing much away from real ale that can give you this kind of
quality. The drink may be a bitter, but you would never have
guessed it, the taste is too succulent, and in many respects, too
sweet - or was that too much?
This should never be mistaken or muddled up with Guinness's 'taste'.
I don't know or understand how, but Guinness have managed to
produce a beer which kicks in a completely different taste 1-2
seconds after each swig - and it's gorgeous.
At first I couldn't quite put my finger on it, but then I realised what
the aftertaste reminded me of, chocolate! Yes, many of you will
disagree, but the richness of this produce to me brings you to that
conclusion. It's an incredibly strong aftertaste which emits from the
back of your throat and stays with you until the next sip - however
long this may be.
Most people will already know that Guinness are renowned for
spending a hell of a lot of money - millions and millions - on TV,
Magazine, Radio, Bus, Billboard and everything else advertising.
My theory behind this begins with the money which leaves your
pocket. The very cheapest I've found a pint of Guinness in the
Nottinghamshire area is £3.00, and that's at the place I work in
Lowdham. Generally (especially in the city centre) you're paying
£3.20-3.50 for a single pint.
Now, yes the quantity and quality is there, and yes we are in a
recession, and yes we are in a time of expensive goings-out. But
surely Guinness could come just a little bit closer to John Smith's
in price (not quality!).
Anyway, the way in which Guinness could achieve this, is by
saving in the area they're spending their profits, ADVERTISING.
We know what it tastes like and we know where to get it (and that's
just from reading this review!) so let us be amazed by the price!
Guinness have brought out a new version of their beer, like many
lagers (e.g. fosters super-chilled) which claims to be extra-cold.
I thought this was worth mentioning because seriously, there's no
difference. The beer comes out the same barrel; all that happens is
it splits and goes to two separate taps. Yes, there may be slightly
more cooling in the extra-cold tap, but it's unnoticeable. Put it this
way, they wouldn't have survived without 'extra-cold' for this long if
it was required.
This really is a 5-star beer, and to be honest it's worth £3.00 a pint. It
can be drunk slowly and calmly in any situation, in any environment
and it looks fabulous when settled - that contrast between black and
white so pure!
Summary: A high-quality, fantastic looking beer!