That’s right. I’m not afraid to say it. As a matter of fact, I’ll say it again, and in caps.
I know this brand has been around for a long ass time (since 1759) and has almost a “cult” following, but that doesn’t mean I have to like a really popular brew.
And I don’t.
There’s nothing remotely redeeming about Guinness Extra Stout. From the smell, to the taste, it’s just awful.
This was the first Stout I had ever tried way back in the day, and for years Guinness was the reason I didn’t bother with Stouts, I just assumed they would all be as bad as this one.
I just went about my “business” through the years, picking up Ipa’s/Lagers & Wits to fulfill my beer drinking needs, with the occasional Pilsner sprinkled in for variety.
You know, pretty much anything other than stouts.
So for that, Guinness, I hate you.
As I’ve expanded my “beer drinking horizons” since my younger years, I’ve tried stouts from different breweries on occasion.
There are actually good ones out there! I know, it’s crazy that I let my experience with Guinness sway me away from delicious beer for way too long.
But no more!
I won’t name the actual good stouts I’ve had, this post is all about Guinness and their awfulness, but maybe I’ll talk about those at a later time. Maybe I won’t, it’s too soon to tell.
It gets better though. “Better” being the operative word.
Guinness released a blonde and a Nitro IPA.
I imagine they probably realized their flagship brew sucked, and wanted to tap in to another segment of the market.
It worked on me, and I bought Guinness ‘Blonde’ to give it a shot.
I should have left it on the shelf where it belongs. I take that back, it doesn’t even belong on the shelf. Their entire inventory should be dumped in a landfill somewhere with all of those E.T. Atari games.
Then there’s Guinness ‘Nitro IPA’. You would think at this point I’d know better, but then you’d be giving me too much credit, I’m not that bright.
Of course I tried this brew, and with similar results as their ‘Blonde’. It just wasn’t any good.
So there you have it, Guinness Sucks.
Have a great day.