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Guinness Draught - Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness DraughtGuinness Draught

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5,634 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,634
Reviews: 1,985
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 20.06%
Wants: 45
Gots: 564 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2001)
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Jdbusa, Mar 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Fishbone, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of bubseymour
3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - dark with 2 finger tan head. Nice appearnance

Smell - slight sweetness and maltiness otherwise not much here.

Taste - A good easy drinking stout with some sweetness and roasted malt present. Not sensing a dry stout here at all.

Mouthfeel - full bodied for such a low ABV stout. I've had other stouts much more watery. This one is better.

Overall - A nice flavorful Stout that is much more palletable for beginner stout drinkers than the "Extra" which is more bitter and hoppy.

bubseymour, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of killianf
2.73/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

500ml can with nitro widget, poured into Guinness Toucan pint glass.

Appearance: This is the beer's high point for me, wonderful cascading effect that turns the beer from a murky brown to a pith black. Thick creamy 1.5 finger head forms on top, and is off white in colour.

Aroma: Not bad, but nothing to set it apart from other beers in the style. Coffee is there, as is the hint of fruit that puts me in mind of raisins or sultanas.

Taste: Coffee is present, and there's certainly a sweet note in the finish, but it's muted. I found myself waiting for a kick of flavours or a complexity that in the end just wasn't there.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and easy to drink in one way - you could down a few of these in a night quite easily - but in another way, quite watery. This itself may have taken form the taste of the beer.

Overall: Guinness brew fantastic stout in Guinness Extra Stout and Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, yet this particular brew was unstimulating and not at all exciting for me. Its presentation and drinkability are probably what keeps this stuff flowing in the bars, but for a great tasting Irish Stout I would certainly recommend trying one of their other brews above. Otherwise, Beamish and Murphy's are both popular brands to find on tap and either would appeal to me more.

killianf, Mar 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

inmytree123, Mar 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

cammo84, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of Buster
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Buster, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of BigCheese
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Nitro 15oz Can, Leftover from St Patricks Day.

A: Just off black, like Cocacola, has a redish hue. Thin creamy head from Nitro. A medium khaki beige head. Leaves a thick Wall of lace. Head lasts well. Has that cool cascading bubble thing when you pour it too.

S: Some milky, malty, some roasted barley. Weak in strength.

T: Hints of coffee and milk chocolate initially. Some sweet malts. Has a bitter english tea like finish. Has a real dairy presence to taste. Fairly 1 dimensional.

M: Has that kinda funk nitro soft, no carbonation fake richness. I prefer beer with some carbonation, if not I would make a white russian.

O: I like it better on draft. For a mass produced beer its a great change of pace. Remarkable consitent and apperance is pretty awesome. Good beer to use to get macro drinkers to change it up. Ill have some every St Pattys. Great + A Smitwicks for a Black n Tan, or make 2 carbombs for yourself and a buddy.

BigCheese, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of PeteTheBeerDrinker
4/5  rDev +14.6%

PeteTheBeerDrinker, Mar 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

drwolfe, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of TheBeerGuy101
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this stout at a local Irish pub in my hometown..
Served with a traditional 'shamrock' shape in the rich, creamy head...
This beer has some coffee notes, hops, roasted malts, light grain and dark chocolate on the nose.

Long lasting lacing!!

The blends are on the front, yet subtle in taste. Its a creamy, malty-roasted bitterness that's slightly dry.

This pairs well with beef dishes & stews. It isn't my favorite stout, but it is a decent drink.

TheBeerGuy101, Mar 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

station815, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of williamjbauer
2.65/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Supposed to drink from the can but served in pint glass to check appearance.

A - Dark brown with some light through edges, 2 finger tan head with good retention and moderate lacing, night tan bubble form head.

S - Weak roasted barley..

T - Watery, milky roasted barley, Pretty pathetic.

M - Light body, moderate carbonation. A little creamy and watery.

O - Horrible, takes any redeeming qualities of the Guinness brand and made it watery.

williamjbauer, Mar 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

samEBC, Mar 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Mattybz28, Mar 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

JCFinn, Mar 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

brealbg, Mar 19, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

TheBigBoy, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of Swim424
3.28/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a bells pint glass

A-Awesome as always. Pours a dark black with the Brown falling head that foams into the nice creamy white thick head that stays with you the whole time you drink it. Leaves a nice residue as well.

S-lacking in this department. Smells like bland coffee, and bland oatmeal. I feel like there is real potential here but it hasn't quite reached it.

T-Again very bland, with potential but just doesn't get there. Has a hint of water-downed coffee and oatmeal, with maybe a hint of something else I cant describe.

Mf-very smooth and creamy. Nothing exceptional but very nice.

O-This is a very average stout. This is one I can almost always count on any bar having and is never bad. Also great when you don't want anything to overpowering but still want the stout experience. I feel like guinness could really add some more flavor and maybe less water and this one would be significantly better.

Swim424, Mar 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

bill_rue, Mar 19, 2012
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3.18/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had some cans left over from St. Paddy's Day so I figured I'd review it.

14.9 oz nitro-can poured into a pint glass at slightly warmer than fridge temperature.

L - Pours brown but a white-tan thick, creamy head eventually billows up, leaving a pitch black beer in its wake. I love the way Guinness does that. Ruby-tinged edges when held up to light, heavenly head retention, some pretty thick lacing as well.

S - Roasted barley with hints of coffee. No alcohol apparent and no hops.

T - Roasted, nutty coffee taste with a sharp, bitter coffee finish.

F - Lighter body than expected, no carbonation, with a thick, creamy, mouth-coating feel. Definitely a dry and bitter finish.

O - Guinness is good for you. Sláinte.

BlackBelt5112203, Mar 19, 2012
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3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A beer that needs no introduction...

We drank Guinness Draught straight from the bottle (which normally we would NEVER do), but when a label recommends it, we happily oblige. This Irish Dry Stout smells like hazelnut, coffee, and roasted malty goodness. Roastiness is front and center on the pallet, with hints of chocolate, coffee, and some breadiness. Smooth and creamy in the mouth, best enjoyed from a nitro-tap. Songs and limericks have been written over the ages, the brewery is approximately 253 years into their 9,000 year lease, and Guinness defines the style; our words simply cannot do this brew justice. Go out and enjoy one today!


phishsihq, Mar 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

corbs, Mar 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

kirkse, Mar 18, 2012
Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
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