Guinness 250th Anniversary Stout

$5.00 for the pint at Taco Mac in Douglasville, GA, USA.
Maybe a difficult beer to give an objective shake to, given that “normal” Guinness is the inevitable reference point.
Pour was jet black but with a much smaller, wispier head than “regular” Guinness. The head looked whiter too. Retention and lace were both poor. Lacked much reverse surge.
Much less smooth than regular Guinness and it lacked any kind of silky mouthfeel.
Many more bitter notes than I was expecting as well. Thinner feel overall and a bit of a disappointment to me. The beer seemed to give a edgier feel than I was expecting and an increased level of tannins and dark roasted notes. Certainly hoppier than the regular pint.
A little unbalanced I thought, with an emphasis on bitter, chocolate and charcoal notes. Surprisingly aggressive and a little drier than I was anticipating.
Not sure what the point of this is, but there you go.

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05/03/2009
Brewery:
Guinness Ltd.
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 5.0 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 3
Total: 3.35
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