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Guinness Draught | Guinness Ltd.

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3.56/5
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7,794 Ratings
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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,915
Reviews:
2,275
Ratings:
7,794
pDev:
19.66%
Bros Score:
3.01
 
 
Wants:
158
Gots:
2,493
Trade:
1
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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jpwells82
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dper
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlinD27
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chitoryu12
3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Look: Pitch black. When first poured into a glass, it resembles milk chocolate before slowly forming from the bottom-up into a black stout with a perfect 1.5 finger head that stays perfect even as you drink.

Smell: Roast malt, coffee, but not much else.

Taste: The most drinkable of stouts even for a beginner. Mild coffee, chocolate, and roast malt. Not spectacular and world-shattering but also won’t scare you back to Bud.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and thick like milk.

Overall: If all you’ve had is Bud and Miller, have a Guinness. It’s a perfect stepping stone to more complex and strong tastes.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sqpat
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JLK7299
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KrisLambert
2.71/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of ajm5108
3.61/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

No fuss no muss - it is everything you'd expect and nothing else. Easy to drink, light toasted malt, a little cream, oat, can be watery but it is a light beer so what do you expect? Perfectly fine for what it aims to be

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Photo of OldSchoolMike
4.6/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this stout. Especially in the pint cans. Could drink it all day, but have to be in the mood for something heavy.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
2.27/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Cordyceps
4.34/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zuidman
3.19/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brendanjames
3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of M_Lager
4.23/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks almost pitch black, save for hints of dark red at the bottom of the glass. Topped by a thick, creamy, nitro-wrought beige head. Retention is flawless, and lacing coats the glass in thick sheets.

The aroma is almost non-existent; stale black coffee, dark chocolate, coffee, burnt toast, slight creaminess.

The flavor is bitter cacao, dark roast black coffee, burnt toast, malted milk balls, and cream. Finishes decidedly dry.

The mouthfeel is very light, smooth and creamy, but light to the point of being watery.

The definitive Irish dry stout. It is what it is.

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Photo of Derek96
4.29/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoeyJellico
3.39/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of steinhauser10
3.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akk14
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fmakalidude
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The classic Irish stout. This is what I drink when I don't want to think about what I'm drinking. Pours a very thick, creamy head. Smells like dark malt. Tastes like malt and a hint of coffee. Easy on the hops. The mouthfeel is near perfect. Better than the classic Extra Stout in my opinion.

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Photo of OntheLambic
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MGoeltz
4.27/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of plumcrazyfx
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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