Guinness Draught - Guinness Ltd.

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6,197 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,197
Reviews: 2,026
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 20.23%
Wants: 65
Gots: 865 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of TheBeerGuy101
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of williamjbauer
2.65/5  rDev -24.5%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of JCFinn
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Swim424
3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

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3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
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!


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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of SpartanHistory2013
3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.08/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass. The beer is a rich coal black, with a ruby/brown hue on the edges in the light. A thick, foamy tight head sits on top, and holds throughout, with hardly any dissipation. Nice thick lacing holds to the glass. The smell is metallic, but also milky and of semi-sweet chocolate and roasted malts. The taste is smooth and that of bitter chocolate and roasted malts. But again, has a slightly metallic taste, perhaps because of the nitro can. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and very, very smooth.

Overall, this is a classic stout, and it's very smooth and enjoyable. The low ABV is a delight. Don't let the low reviews of the draught pub can fool you -- this beer on tap in Ireland is absolutely fantastic. Great session beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of aranheaney
2.98/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed on St. Patty's Day at the Letchworth Pines in beautiful Portageville at my 6 yr. olds birthday party...

Consumed directly from the bottle as per Diageo's instructions in the previous e-mail.


S-almost nothing

T-meh, sorry, so much better on tap

M-some creaaminess

O-I'll stick to this when its on tap

Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
80 out of 100 based on 6,197 ratings.