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Guinness Draught - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

5,224 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 5,224
Reviews: 1,959
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 20.11%
Wants: 30
Gots: 352 | 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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emyers

Illinois

2.91/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16 oz. can poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Say what you will about Guinness, but it looks pretty damn awesome with the cascading nitro bubbles and the exceptionally creamy off-white head that lasts...forever? Color is a very dark ruby brown. Not quite black.

Smell: Aaaand, it's downhill from there. Not much going on. Bready. Some slight hints of roast and caramel, but mostly just bready. Really not a bad smell by any means, there just isn't much of it.

Taste: The sour mash is apparent, and the only thing about the flavor of this beer that attempts to stand out. A lot of bready malt again, with a slight sour twang. What isn't apparent is roasted malt, or chocolate, or coffee, or any of the flavors that I've grown to expect in a stout. Okay, okay, there's SOME roasted malt. But it's remarkably mild. At the end of the day though, this is not a bad tasting beer at all. And unlike other macro beers, it doesn't taste like water. It's flavor won't impress you by any means, but it isn't water.

Mouthfeel: Thin and slippery. The nitro makes it extremely smooth. But it's quite thin. Far too thin.

Overall: This is essentially the only macro beer I ever consider buying. Unfortunately that's about the biggest compliment I can give it....In all fairness though, it's not a bad beer when all's said and done, and on certain occasions I just can't help drinking a few (cough, St. Patrick's Day).

Serving type: can

02-25-2013 03:00:24 | More by emyers
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Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
79 out of 100 based on 5,224 ratings.