Guinness Draught - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
80
good

6,646 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 6,646
Reviews: 2,204
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 19.83%
Wants: 105
Gots: 1,411 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd. visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2001

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Ratings: 6,646 | Reviews: 2,204
Photo of jjm78258
4.88/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Simply the best beer ever!

Photo of Pennd002
4.58/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love this beer! When poured right, it's about as beautiful looking as a beer can be. The coffee smell is wonderful, especially for the coffee fanatic I am. A refreshingly smooth and creamy taste with strong coffee notes that finishes dry and metallic as one might expect with many stouts, though maybe a little too metallic for some. It's my go to beer in most cases and works great in an Irish Car Bomb (cocktail).

Photo of Radegast
5/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

incomparable. It truly does taste better in Ireland.

Photo of dabone
3.86/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on draft. Thick and black with a creamy white head. Very little aroma. Taste is bitter with a hint of coffee. Smooth, chewy texture with an oatmeal finish. I enjoy this stout just about anywhere at any time.

Photo of PhantomsSpa
3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

I'm fairly early on in my beer drinking career so this is the first stout I've ever had. I've gotta say it really impressed me and found it to be a great beer but I feel like I'm missing something. The almighty Guinness is supposed to be a Titan of beer and I mostly thought It was middle of the road. I liked it a lot but I don't see what all the hype is about. I def. will drink more of this and hopefully get it on draft the next time.

Photo of Co1911lt
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very good stout! It's a go to for sure.

Photo of DevAJ
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Not going to lie, I was a bit taken aback by how unremarkable this was. This is the first Guinness I've had in at least 5 years (the last time I tried it to see if I liked beer any better at the time and no I didn't) and I remember it being a lot more bitter. Instead it's extremely easy to drink and the bitterness barely shows up as a faint aftertaste. Granted this was from a bottle poured into a glass (but so was the last time I tried it) and I am currently drinking it right after I just finished a Köstritzer Schwarzbier, but I still expect more from a beer known as an Irish Dry Stout.

Photo of Fabiomoran1981
4.85/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers I've ever had.

Photo of LaneMeyer
2.54/5  rDev -28%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Was disappointed by this beer tonight. Tastes more like a dark lager than a stout. Feels thin in the mouth. A drinkable beer indeed but doesn't impress.

Photo of entenduintransit
4.31/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Absolutely delicious and the low carbonation gives a great and unique mouthfeel.

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.12/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Nice stout, not my favourite.

Photo of sneth019
2.57/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

eh....just cant get excited about these anymore. Staple of drinking and all, its Okay.

Photo of kds2437
2.72/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

I am writing a review.

Photo of MrMeerbill
4.44/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Damn fine beer best draft stout of all time classic

Photo of Shaun_S
4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My go to easy to find beer, almost every place stocks it and it never disappoints.
If buying for yourself cans are most certainly the way to go the bottles just do not lead to the same creamy frothy goodness expected from a Guinness.

Photo of K_sakai
4.82/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's a tasty stout that's not over-powering or too filling. The nitrogen makes it a lot smoother than most other beers that I've had. Can't wait to try it in Ireland

Photo of henkejo
4.75/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

only draft or can for this baby

Photo of raiderob
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the14.9 can into the official Guinness glass.black as a moonless night.1/2 " creamy head.foam up&down the glass.coffee dirt taste which I like.not bad at all.Prost

Photo of seanberger
5/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite beer! It definitely tastes better in the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin though.

Photo of baile208
3.87/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very creamy taste with chocolate and coffee undertones. Slight bitterness but not overpowering. Very smooth. Dark chocolate color and smells like coffee and caramel.

Photo of eggmaggi
4.68/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this is the nectar of the gods

Photo of lazaunsound
4.52/5  rDev +28%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Can't get darker than this. Definitely the best stout beer I have tasted. Taste is perfectly balanced and I like that extra amount of the gas bubbles which are appearing when beer is being poured. Overall 4.5/5

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pitch black with a persistent cream colored foam collar that etches the glass with classic lace lines marking each drink.
S: Chocolatey roast, grains, roast barley.
T: The nitrogen in the bar gas reduces some of the roasty bitterness but there is enough roastyness to satisfy any palate.
F: Satiating, super creamy smooth, full bodied and soft carbonation.
O: A go to session beer.

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
3.37/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Although I don't really like the taste much, it has a nice smooth, creamy feel to it, with a chocolatey aftertaste. I don't like chocolate, lol.

Photo of RABaxter
4.56/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is and probably always will be my go-to. It's a proper comfort beer. Nice balance, smooth, creamy, fascinating to watch as it settles, and (as a friend at a pub with me one pointed out) very aesthetically pleasing in a glass. It's a beer for the worker and the philosopher.

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Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
80 out of 100 based on 6,646 ratings.