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Guinness Draught - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

5,293 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 5,293
Reviews: 1,960
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 20.11%
Wants: 31
Gots: 385 | 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.

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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
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BraindeadUnit

Washington

3/5  rDev -13.8%

12-26-2011 10:27:00 | More by BraindeadUnit
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YalovaIA

Iowa

4/5  rDev +14.9%

12-26-2011 06:34:12 | More by YalovaIA
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jboles5472

Ohio

5/5  rDev +43.7%

12-25-2011 23:50:33 | More by jboles5472
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DakotaJim

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +14.9%

12-25-2011 02:18:55 | More by DakotaJim
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JohnnyChimpo

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

12-24-2011 21:57:01 | More by JohnnyChimpo
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syntheticwings

Virginia

3/5  rDev -13.8%

12-24-2011 21:37:28 | More by syntheticwings
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Fermenticusrex

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

12-24-2011 18:37:18 | More by Fermenticusrex
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CollegeStogie

Alabama

3/5  rDev -13.8%

12-24-2011 18:24:54 | More by CollegeStogie
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beerguy36

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -13.8%

12-24-2011 18:23:59 | More by beerguy36
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

the orignal and most famous for a reason. this is the original dry irish stout. pours nearly black, thick, frothy mocha head. smells roasty and smooth, ever slight milk chocolate characteristics. tastes great, creamy and a little bitter at the finish. full bodied but so smooth and low alcohol that you can easily drink it all day. not the best stout in the world, not even close, but when you are at a pub and the choices are bud, bud light, heineken, and guinness, its the only choice. also nice on a hangover

Serving type: nitro-tap

12-24-2011 17:25:04 | More by StonedTrippin
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Polasiuss

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

12-24-2011 14:12:22 | More by Polasiuss
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jophish17

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

12-24-2011 11:40:28 | More by jophish17
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Fakexican

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

12-24-2011 02:19:19 | More by Fakexican
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Skizem

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

12-23-2011 22:52:32 | More by Skizem
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MyKroberts237

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -13.8%

12-23-2011 21:48:37 | More by MyKroberts237
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Harkrank

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

12-23-2011 21:33:09 | More by Harkrank
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marshrat63

California

3/5  rDev -13.8%

12-23-2011 05:46:55 | More by marshrat63
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duracell

Quebec (Canada)

2.4/5  rDev -31%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I was expecting a good stout as I've drunken in England but this Guinness was very disappointing. The nitro-can creates a nice creamy head, but once I forgot the appearance nothing is worth buying this stout. Just one word: Watery! Not tasty at all, just pass your way if you're looking for a good malty stout!

Serving type: nitro-can

12-23-2011 00:42:55 | More by duracell
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webb534

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

12-22-2011 20:19:33 | More by webb534
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Fenrisulven

Norway

4/5  rDev +14.9%

12-22-2011 14:03:16 | More by Fenrisulven
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twkirkby

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

12-22-2011 12:32:21 | More by twkirkby
Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
79 out of 100 based on 5,293 ratings.