This is the faucet you need to pour the perfect nitrogen stout. This is the pour that Guinness made famous.
Stout beer faucets are designed to accommodate a nitrogen-based draft system.
Most popularly, these are used to dispense nitro beers and stouts, such as Guinness (hence the name of the faucet).
This type of beer faucet has a very small, precise opening intentionally designed to allow for a very slow pour.
If you’ve ever watched a bartender pour a Guinness beer, they pour it very slowly and in two stages.
In fact, for Guinness specifically, if they pour it correctly, it should take at least two minutes.
This slower pour is to allow for a perfectly foaming head that allows the aroma to blossom.
This helps create a smoother, creamier beer.
If you were to dispense a stout or nitro beer using a standard faucet, it would come out way too quickly and likely be full of foam.