Guinness Original Stout reviewed by Brandon C. Hovey

Guinness Original Stout

Beer Style: Irish Dry Stout

Abv: 4.2%

Country of origin: Irish Republic

Serving method: 11.2 oz poured into a shaker pint

Background: I love Guinness Draught. When I had seen in my  local liquor store’s newsletter that the Guinness Brewers Project 18 pack was available with three classic beers, I had to grab it. Within hours I had to make the forty minute drive to my nearest decent liquor store to pick this beer up. I’m sure glad I did.

Guinness Original is based on a recipe from the early 1800s. Vintage is good! Away we go with a two part pour.

Taste and Aroma: Roast malt is in the nose alongside burnt charcoal. This smells like a good french roast coffee. This is a coffee lovers beer, friends. The taste is peppery at first, followed by a malt note. Then a ashen flavor strikes. Again, this is a coffee lovers beer. A stout’s stout. Stout season is almost gone, but we can still enjoy stouts.

Final Analysis: This is a beer to love for stout lovers! If you are new to the world of stout this is not an introduction. Try Guinness Draught first or Left Hand Milk Nitro first. I’m pleased that the Guinness brewers are digging up the past and allowing the public to enjoy their past glories. Hopefully, these three beers are here to stay and not just a gimmick.

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