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Guinness Draught - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

5,133 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 5,133
Reviews: 1,955
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 20.11%
Wants: 26
Gots: 314 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd. visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2001)
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Reviews by Dennoman:
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Dennoman

Belgium

2.55/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

On tap @ An Sibhin, Antwerp.

Despite having had the unequivocal joy of tasting some of the best stouts in the world, I think it's important to put both feet firmly on the ground and have a few pints of the grandmother of all stouts: Guinness.

A: Black on first sight, but quite obviously a dark ruby red when held against a light source. Gorgeous creamy off-white head, meringue-like texture when tapped properly. Put fingers in it to make little Bart Simpson spikes, shouldn't play with food though, naughty boy.

S: Nothing to write home about. Few aromas making its way through the head: watery and metallic notes, slight hints of coffee and dark chocolate.

T: Again, not great. Primary notes are water and iron, with slight hints of roasted malt bitterness. Aftertaste is a pleasant bitterness, yet also accompanied by those omnipresent metallic notes.

M: This is where this beer shines. Gorgeous mouthfeel because of the nitrogen, slides down the throat with buttery smoothness. Sits in the stomach surprisingly light, you can easily down a few pints of this even if you're not a big drinker.

O: Objectively speaking not a great beer as it greatly lacks in flavour and aroma, but the mouthfeel makes for a unique experience. An excellent fallback stout should you see it on tap.

Serving type: nitro-tap

06-02-2012 14:52:47 | More by Dennoman
More User Reviews:
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Cheer4Beer

California

3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on draft at 43 degrees F (6 degrees C), using 35PSI of beer gas mix (75% nitrogen, 25% CO2), through stout faucet with restrictor plate.

Appearance (4.5/5): Initial pour generates a very active cascade of bubbles which fall downward along perimeter of the glass. As the cascade of bubbles completes, a very dense head of small nitro bubbles form a long lasting cream colored head. Body extremely dark, with no light transmittance through the glass.

Smell (3.5/5): Sweet malt and roasted aromas dominate. Pleasant, but not overwhelming.

Taste (4/5): Initial taste is bitterness on tip of tongue. Bitterness subsides as beer moves to back of mouth, where a strong but balanced roasted flavor prevails. Earthy aftertaste yields to delicate bitter flavor.

Mouthfeel (3.5/5): Guiness’ use of beergas makes for a unique experience for both head and mouthfeel. On first sip, the upper lip pushes through the dense cream head to discover a velvety mouthfeel. Carbonation levels are low, making this a very session able brew.

Overall (3.9/5): Captivating cascade of bubbles, delicious flavor, luscious mouthfeel.

Serving type: nitro-tap

07-13-2014 06:13:20 | More by Cheer4Beer
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Alaska

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

07-13-2014 04:18:25 | More by lakersfan16
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Washington

2.75/5  rDev -21%

07-13-2014 04:09:14 | More by SJbigtuna
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dmadsen

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-13-2014 03:35:18 | More by dmadsen
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Kalonz


3/5  rDev -13.8%

07-13-2014 02:45:19 | More by Kalonz
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kjoyce93


3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-12-2014 18:11:19 | More by kjoyce93
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

07-12-2014 02:07:57 | More by MCandelet
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Kallenovsky

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

07-12-2014 01:21:27 | More by Kallenovsky
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PvtSnowball

Florida

3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from one of the local cigar lounges.

A: Dark brown with good head and retention.

S: Malt forward with a bit of coffee and sweetness.

T: Same as the smell.

M: Moderate carbonation and it's somewhat watery.

O: Not bad but I'm not very impressed with the feel.

Serving type: nitro-bottle

07-12-2014 01:04:31 | More by PvtSnowball
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beerinabottle

Ireland

5/5  rDev +43.7%

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Zignot5


3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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Limanuljaska

Finland

4/5  rDev +14.9%

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Dief88

Indiana

3/5  rDev -13.8%

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ChaseCromwell

Germany

5/5  rDev +43.7%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev +14.9%

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Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.8%

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Shennan20


4/5  rDev +14.9%

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bourassa23

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -13.8%

07-10-2014 22:41:18 | More by bourassa23
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Bacongasm

Norway

3/5  rDev -13.8%

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paulocerto

Brazil

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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chip26

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

07-10-2014 03:13:32 | More by chip26
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Hyperdrive6

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

07-10-2014 03:12:14 | More by Hyperdrive6
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Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
79 out of 100 based on 5,133 ratings.