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Guinness Draught - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

5,693 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 5,693
Reviews: 1,988
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 20.34%
Wants: 47
Gots: 595 | 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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Photo of RodneyFarva
2.88/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

440ml nitro-can properly poured into a stein

a: jet black with a creamy tan two fingered head. very beautiful.

s: dark roasted malts, chocolate, bittersweet cocoa

t: creaminess from the nitro, dark roasted malts, bitterness, hints of chocolate. very smooth, but very watery.

o: better on tap than out of the can, but regardless, for the price, this is an overrated beer. there are far better irish dry stouts available. i'm willing to drink this at a bar that serves BMC and Guinness, but never something I would go out of the way for.

RodneyFarva, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of grubefresh
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

grubefresh, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

ygtbsm94, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of Dools9
3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Guinness Pint Glass

A: Pours a dark brown/ black color, love the cascading effect. Finger of creamy mocha head stays til the finish. Lacing a plenty and looks like vanilla milk shake was just served.

S: Lots of deep, dark roasty malts, fresh cofffee, light cocoa.

T: Roasty malts, bitter cofffee, lots of dark roasty flavors.

M: Very smooth, dry an very light bodied, could drink pint upon pint. Common misconception that this is a "heavy beer." Not at all, could drink multiple pints of this mick gusto.

O: I like this and prefer it on tap. The nitro can is no comparison to the tap version. Sure its no RIS but its still a classic. Slainte!

Dools9, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of thatruth
4.08/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

god, what a beautiful pour. a sight to behold no matter how many times you see it. i feel bad even doing this review, as i may not give the beer due justice. pours a nice dark chocolate brown into a solid black glass no light penetrates. solid, almost two finger head that lingers til the end of the glass. creamy, off-white, almost light mocha head with thick, frothy lacing.
gallant bubbles frolic alongside the glass throughout the initial release of the beverage. again, a beautiful pour.

smells delicious. hazelnut malts with a hint of cocoa, fresh. like putting your nose inside a just opened bag of the best smelling coffee one can find, but not overbearing.

light, smooth on-bringing comes to a quick, crisp, tasteful finish. tastes is of barley and malts, with an aftertaste of hops : all uniquely their own.

i was hesistant to review Guinness without the widget. i felt it wouldn't be an accurate representation of the beer, this 'experiment', which has left the Guinness bottles without their now familiar 'widgets'. although, after reviewing it, i realize looking back it will be more unique, perhaps a time where "to widget, or not to widget?" was indeed a the question. could these little guys be no more? who knows. all i know is i totally realized how much i had been playing hard to get with my love for this beer. it really is all you could ask for in a brew. a nectar of the gods.

thatruth, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of DWolf
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

DWolf, Mar 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

jakjak711, Mar 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

BraveGator, Mar 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +43.3%

Garrett82, Mar 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

DSlim71, Mar 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

keenanite21, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of devonnaire
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

devonnaire, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of moejoe10
3/5  rDev -14%

moejoe10, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of Trumbullout
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Trumbullout, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of jamesrange62
4/5  rDev +14.6%

jamesrange62, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of SuyoonShin
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

SuyoonShin, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of NumberNone
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

NumberNone, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of MrJolly
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

MrJolly, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of wtighe03
4/5  rDev +14.6%

wtighe03, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of RoamingGnome
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap out for Irish breakfast. Arrived at my table in an imperial pint glass. Served pretty well chilled.

A) I have a soft spot for this beer. This is the first beer that I ever even took the time to appreciate appearance. I still love the looks of a pint today. It's black in color, with a nice creamy full finger of head. Excellent retention and ample lacing.

S) There is not much to the aroma, and certainly nothing offensive. This is mostly a deep roast with a little hop bitterness.

T) Pretty close to the nose, malt, pleasing roast, very light coffee, hop bitterness. The finish is a little dry, pleasing aftertaste.

M) This is fairly light, not thin though. I've always found this rather creamy, kind of soft, right amount of carbonation. Easy to drink.

O) I still enjoy a properly poured pint of the black stuff. You can find other stouts with quite a bit more aroma, flavor and body, but this is still a classic.

RoamingGnome, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of OldTime
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

OldTime, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of thegerm87
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

thegerm87, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of gilbert
4/5  rDev +14.6%

gilbert, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of Keegan
4.75/5  rDev +36.1%

Keegan, Mar 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

jsboates, Mar 11, 2012
Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
79 out of 100 based on 5,693 ratings.