Guinness Draught - Guinness Ltd.

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6,191 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,191
Reviews: 2,026
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 20.23%
Wants: 64
Gots: 848 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of tsauce2
3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P: 14.9 fl oz nitro-can in to a DFH snifter

A: SRM is dark brown/black. Translucent, clear-filtered. Head is very light tan, tight head, 1 in, dissipates to 1 cm. Medium carbonation. Light lacing.

S: Dark roast malt, light caramel notes and light hop.

T: Dark roast malt. Creamy lactic taste with a dry, slightly soured punch on the secondary palate. Aftertaste is malty and just a touch of sour.

M: Medium body. Rounded maltiness gives a bit of thickness to this ale. I read in an official book about the history of Guinness that a portion of each batch contains a scant percent of the previous batch that has been set out a room temp and allowed to go "bad", thus emparting the signature "bite" to Guiness.

O: A standard, a classic. I can't say anything bad about this beer. It is one of the first "craft" beers that I started with. Since, I would say that my palate has evolved a bit, but this is still a nice beer to drink. I would never turn down a Guinness, either by the 12 fl oz bottle or by the yard, but nos always makes this beer better.

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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5/5  rDev +42.5%

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2/5  rDev -43%

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5/5  rDev +42.5%

Photo of Jef59
3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I don't care what you say. I love a good nitro tapped Guinness. It was the first beer I've ever had and probably the beer that turned me on to craft beer. Its black with a thick creamy head. Doesn't smell like much, but there are hints of smokiness detectable. Tastes chocolatey and roastey and a little nutty and it's very silky. Perfect with some wings or pizza or as a session beer at a crappy bar with tons of miller and coors products available.

Photo of Stoffel
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.2/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours almost black with one fingered tan head and a little lacing on sides of my snifter.

Smell is good with heavy roasted malt and chocolate and a little coffee.

Taste is roasted malt with maybe a little camp fire mixed in. Mild bitterness. Not much else.

Mouthfeel was pretty poor. Much thinner than I had expected. Pretty watery and almost no carbonation.

Overall this was o.k. Glad we have this as an option in Mississippi but definitely not my favorite.

Photo of BrewerB
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Picked up a bottle of this at my local corner market.

Pouring into a 3 floyds pint glass (despite instructions to drink it from the bottle). Dark brown with mahogany highlights. A dense, creamy light tan foam formed on top and has excellent retention. Lacing.

Dark roasted malts in the aroma - bittersweet chocolate and ground coffee. Slight sourness.

Roasty malts up from with a touch of dark chocolate. Subtle charcoal. A medium/medium-high bitterness creeps in at the finish and lingers on into the finish. A slight twang underlies the other flavors.

Medium-full in body with a creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation is low.

Overall not too impressive. Hard to compare this to the draft version and not as good as many American craft brewed examples of the style.

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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of whendeathsleeps
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours black, two finger tan head. Great retention, great lacing.

S- Coffee, chocolatey, smokey, a little creamy, light in smell in general.

T- An easy drinking palatable stout, the usual roasted coffee and chocolate notes, bready malt.

M- Thick creamy head, the body is a little thin, light carbonation, smooth, dry refreshing finish.

O- Not complex by any means, still any enjoyable beer and a great intro for those wanting to try a stout. When you do step up, try a Siberian Night Imperial by Thirsty Dog, it's an excellent beer.

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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5/5  rDev +42.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
80 out of 100 based on 6,191 ratings.