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Guinness Draught - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
80
good

6,386 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 6,386
Reviews: 2,100
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 19.89%
Wants: 81
Gots: 1,103 | 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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Photo of JPDOG
3.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of darkfruits
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bretton511
3.91/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mwilton
4.19/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Guinness is the beer that breaks you in to a stout. It's also the go to beer when the bar has not much to offer. My only complaint is that it's on the weak side @ 4.2% but it remains a classic.

Photo of ssmilkstout
3.67/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GOINBaCKWARDS
3.19/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Overly filling and bland. Looks really cool with the layering and nitro pour but disappoints the taste buds.

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikebogs33
3.84/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunman3
3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When I had my first pint of Guinness, I was 18 and drinking in a pub near the Tower of London. The barkeep smiled and assured me, "it's like black milk, lad." This is true comfort beer - lovely to look at, smooth in taste and mouthfeel, and a true "experience". As my palate has become more seasoned, I've found other beers more complex and tasty. For me, drinking Guinness is like remembering your first kiss. It's magic.

Photo of Geoffq
4.77/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

looks great
smells great
tastes smooth
feels ?
overall a classic

Photo of Moonshae_D
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jarnold2532
3.39/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Good Beer, Nice Pour, not an "easy drinker"

Photo of DylanBrkhff
3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of km02600
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spoony
3.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From a 330 ml bottle into a snifter.

A-A normal pour produces just less than two fingers of grey-ish, light-tan head. The retention is pretty good and the head is creamy and dense. The beer is mostly black and opaque. No carbonation visible.

S-The aroma has a distinctive, almost lactic sugar note. There is a bit of dark fruit sweetness, some light roast flavor, but it is mostly watery and slightly astringent. Wet cardboard comes to mind.

T-The taste tracks the smell closely. I get a slightly metallic flavor, some vague watery bitterness, a bit of metallic malted grain, and a drying finish.

M-The carbonation is ultra creamy but the beer is lighter in heft with a watery aspect to it.

O-I am not one to rag on the other Guinness varieties, e.g., the Extra is pretty decent, but this version is a letdown. The look is right, but I could not get over the watery aspects of this beer-it smells watery, it tastes watery, and it feels watery. Oh well.

Photo of ALC82
3.99/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KillerJigger
3.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

My favorite looking beer. Love that head.

Photo of TangoJuliet
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BB1980
3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nolo
4.21/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BarrelAgedG
2.84/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gefinley
3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Foomanchoo
4.07/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MIbeer27
3.67/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gilyano91
4.08/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
80 out of 100 based on 6,386 ratings.