Sunday, May 24, 2009

Guinness 250th Anniversary Stout

A new Guinness! Released for the company's 250th anniversary, this 5% dry Irish stout hit the shelves for a limited time back in April.

Our local Irish bar, Meg O'Malley's has it on tap, so I had to try it (a few times).

First off, it arrives without the dramatic nitrogen cascading bubbles and virtually no head. It seems much lighter & less carbonated than the traditional pint.

Lots of coffee flavors...and cola? First impressions lead me to believe it's a new half stout-half cola concoction. It's much thinner and lighter than its sibling. There's a little bit of bitterness and slightly sour taste you'd expect, but it's a very pleasant beer.

I think I actually prefer this to the original.

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