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Guinness Draught - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

5,214 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 5,214
Reviews: 1,959
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 20.11%
Wants: 30
Gots: 344 | 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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NCLorax

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +14.9%

12-31-2011 15:33:17 | More by NCLorax
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mbmyers3

California

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

12-31-2011 05:37:23 | More by mbmyers3
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hawkmage

California

3/5  rDev -13.8%

12-31-2011 04:47:14 | More by hawkmage
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allisino

Illinois

3/5  rDev -13.8%

12-31-2011 04:30:29 | More by allisino
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dmmcgove

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

12-30-2011 22:51:41 | More by dmmcgove
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

12-30-2011 21:09:16 | More by jpd7374
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bostonbluenose

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.9%

12-30-2011 16:59:18 | More by bostonbluenose
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mdmoore

Kentucky

1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

12-30-2011 16:55:44 | More by mdmoore
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cdwil

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

12-30-2011 14:15:38 | More by cdwil
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rippedflesh89

New York

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

12-30-2011 07:00:05 | More by rippedflesh89
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montauk7

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

12-30-2011 04:46:18 | More by montauk7
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twobeernuts

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

12-30-2011 03:30:20 | More by twobeernuts
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tsmiller7

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

12-29-2011 21:30:10 | More by tsmiller7
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BrewtalAlement

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

12-29-2011 18:37:16 | More by BrewtalAlement
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Edwaka01

New York

4/5  rDev +14.9%

12-29-2011 05:23:48 | More by Edwaka01
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Linc

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +14.9%

12-29-2011 03:47:21 | More by Linc
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Grooveman53

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

12-29-2011 01:25:01 | More by Grooveman53
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RedFox

Denmark

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

12-28-2011 19:16:26 | More by RedFox
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americanbelgian

Washington

3/5  rDev -13.8%

12-28-2011 18:20:25 | More by americanbelgian
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Blumstein

Spain

3/5  rDev -13.8%

12-28-2011 07:02:14 | More by Blumstein
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MouldyCrow

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

12-27-2011 19:44:28 | More by MouldyCrow
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Lantern


3/5  rDev -13.8%

12-27-2011 12:13:05 | More by Lantern
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BerkeleyBeerMan

California

3/5  rDev -13.8%

12-27-2011 08:18:43 | More by BerkeleyBeerMan
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cycoduck

California

2.3/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

So, after tasting many other stouts, I went to the original, the one that is talked about as the stout of stouts.
The beer poured up dark with a nice looking head, full of promise. After admiring the beer, I took a sip, and was immediately disappointed. Maybe it was because I was thinking it would be like the other stouts I've tried, but, it just tasted weak and watered down. Not quite what I was expecting. Unfortunately, this beer was a disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 04:06:05 | More by cycoduck
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jifigz

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a pint.

This beer pours a typical near black. The head is frothy and off white and lingered for a while. The smell is...well, a metallic slightly burnt and sweet creaminess. The taste is so very mild on this beer. It is watery and mildly, mildly, and very mildly bitter. Their is some metallic twang and an overall taste very similar to an American adjunct lager. The mouthfeel is watery and very smooth. Overall this beer is pretty much average. It is easily quaffable and very thin on taste. I think its so popular because:

1) It has a lot of marketing and a very long and old tradition.

2) It is so light on the palate than an everyday macro drinker can enjoy it and feel and look cool (or at least that's what I feel about it, people love appearance you know.)

This beer isn't very good. I never buy it and I am glad my brother enjoys these buys I never buy because I can steal a bottle and give it a review. It is nice and light and refreshing though.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 15:57:40 | More by jifigz
Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
79 out of 100 based on 5,214 ratings.