Description: "Newly improved Guinness Draught in a Bottle. Enhances the drinking experience when drunk from the bottle. Through innovation and dedication to delivering the best drinking experience, the gas mix has been adjusted so no need for the widget. Same great liquid brewed in St James’ Gate Dublin, using the same great ingredients. The signature Guinness Draught experience is activated every time you tilt the bottle to drink; the nitrogen contained in the new gas mix is released by the tilting action – that’s why it’s best consumed straight from the bottle. For those who prefer Guinness Draught in a glass, try Guinness Draught in a can, which is the same liquid with the widget containing the nitrogen inside, and features a new wide mouth to enable a smoother pour." — Guinness Ltd.
The tasting: Very dark brown, nearly black. I see reddish hues when held up to the light. It has a fluffy tan head that dissipated slowly, leaving some lacing on the glass. Aroma of tobacco, roasted malt, and licorice. Flavor of roasted malt and dark chocolate. Not much in the way of hops. Light bodied, with medium carbonation, it felt watery (similar to Guinness Extra Stout). It had a smooth and creamy mouth feel and finished with a light roasted malt bitterness.
Rating: 2 star.Drinkable, but not sure I want to. I guess I don't understand the fuss about this beer. I found the strong tobacco aroma to be very unappealing. The taste wasn't much better. Maybe it's best on tap, but this bottled Draught version didn't live up to expectations. Am I missing something?
Have you tried Guinness Draught in bottle or cans? Is there a difference between the two?