Monday, March 23, 2009

Guiness Extra Stout 4yrs

This Guinness Extra Stout was bottled in 2005. It was cellared in a controlled refrigerated environment at 52 degrees Fahrenheit. The beer above was recently poured in 2009.

To the nose the aged Guinness Extra Stout is similar to an aged porter with hints of both dark and white chocolate.

You would be surprised to find that the initial tastes of well cellared Guinness Extra Stout will boast the sharp flavors of blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, fig and date. The fruit will then mellow out and be chased by a rush of bitter malt. Finally the beer finishes with hints of the same fruits just as the dark malt espresso flavor subsides.

The beer pours a beautiful frothy head.

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