Guinness Draught | Guinness Ltd.

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79
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7,653 Ratings
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Guinness DraughtGuinness Draught
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,653
Reviews:
2,253
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
20.23%
 
 
Wants:
154
Gots:
2,371
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 7,653 |  Reviews: 2,253
Photo of SpongeHop
3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

L - dark brown, black coffee; off-white head
S & T - watery, slightly roasted barley, toasted breadiness, slightly bitter chocolate-y, but all so very slightly
F - light, sessionable, good carbonation

O - I tasted other Guinness products before, such as the Special Export Stout and the West-Indies Porter, and those were vastly, vastly superior to this one. This one was just so... 'slightly' flavored. More watery than anything else. Bit of a shame, as I know that they can make mighty fine beers. A porter in the style of a macro-lager. But it's easily sessionable, I guess.

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Photo of walkinginplace
3.03/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance is a jet black body with a two finger off white foamy head with some speckled spider web lacing. The smell has some coffee, tobacco, and slight malts in the background. The taste is basically the same. On the palate, she sits about a medium, comes across fairly sessionable, and has a dry bitter aftertaste and finish. Overall, this isn’t a bad beer and this is the American made one. I could only wish to get back to Ireland to have the real stuff as this runs in my blood. Its so hard to knock this one, yes I would have this again.

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Photo of monk2021
3.37/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Weezle94
4.03/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sprocketdevil6
4.21/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mwvman
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Coltron23
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of baldy00
2.56/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Spoda1983
3.02/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nguseman
3.06/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uturn
3.71/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sposter4
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Btip1969
2.68/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of bluesyasian
3.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of npachl
3.72/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Amateurbrewmaster
3.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I enjoy this beer on tap wherever I can. Despite being a craft beer nerd, this beer hits the spot sometimes.
Look: from the tap, it pours a black color with ruby red tinges. The head looks like a dollop of Cool Whip and does not go anywhere. It laces the glass all the way down and does not go anywhere.
Smell: Thin. Light roasted note. Bits of coffee. A touch of sweetness on the nose.
Taste: Roasted barley, coffee, sweet, and minerals in the water.
Feel: Creamy but also kind of thin.
Overall: The thin and watery quality of this beer is probably why others rate it so low. But I don't see this as a negative. It's creamy with the roasted malts without being thick and heavy. It's very refreshing. Getting a coffee and roasty notes without being weighed down. I would definitely drink this instead of a BMC.

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Photo of aidanb1205
4.36/5  rDev +26%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RAFH
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Golfontap
3.81/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmeraldMist
2.05/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Look - Cola black in color with ruby highlights, two fingers of dense off white foam, good retention, minimal lacing.
Aroma - Iron, grains, ashy.
Taste - Like the aroma. Mineral-like, very very thin burnt malt, soapy bitterness, weak and watery, cardboard, ashy/charcoal finish.
Feel - Light-Medium bodied, watery.

Overall - Garbage.

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Photo of GulDukat88
4.67/5  rDev +35%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pav42
4.59/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NickFry9
4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 4

Photo of Pianoblook
3.06/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

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Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
3.46 out of 5 based on 7,653 ratings.
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