Guinness Draught
Guinness Ltd.

Guinness DraughtGuinness Draught
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From:
Guinness Ltd.
 
Ireland
Style:
Irish Dry Stout
Ranked #106
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
82
Ranked #25,248
Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 19.44%
Reviews:
2,527
Ratings:
8,801
Status:
Active
Rated:
Monday at 06:10 PM
Added:
Feb 02, 2001
Wants:
  192
Gots:
  2,904
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Ratings by IMSKUFFE:
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Rated by IMSKUFFE

4.76/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Jan 18, 2024
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Reviewed by Badonde from England

3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Not the best beer in the world. Certainly not worthy of its brain-dead adoration by so-called snobs who pick up on the most irrelevant details to avoid having to think about taste. But Guinness is a truly iconic beer. It's undeniably beautiful to look at - a deep ruby colour so dark it becomes "the Black Stuff" and a tight ivory head that sits domed above the glass.

Ignore the "Guinness glass" discourse - as a bartender I've served and drunk enough to know that where it's poured is orders of magnitude more important than what it's poured in, and the deciding factor tends to be throughput. A pub that serves 3000 Guinness a week will have better-tasting Guinness in a straight glass than a pub that sells 300 a week in Guinness glasses. Plus, the fewer people are able to "split the G", the more they're likely to actually assess the taste of the beer.

To whit - the aroma is subtle but distinctive. It's fair to say that any beer that "tastes like itself" deserves consideration on that merit. Guinness isn't a typical coffee-and-chocolate forward stout - its keg iteration (in contrast to the export bottled versions) is in essence more similar to a Czech black lager or a keg bitter like John Smith's than other stouts, both cask and nitro. It does have a hint of coffee in the mouth, and a coppery bitterness on the tail, but it's not a strong taste sensation - this must have some account for its ubiquity. What it does have is a beautifully drinkable, creamy mouthfeel.

Added to its foolproof presentation, it's an absolutely solid pint and its popularity is deserved - as long as you're not looking for complexity or intensity.
Monday at 06:10 PM
 
 
Rated: 4.14 by Adam_stewart from Canada (ON)

Apr 06, 2024
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Rated by gSLUDR

3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Excellent Stout
Apr 05, 2024
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Rated by Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
March 30 2024
Mar 30, 2024
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Reviewed by ToffeeBoy96

3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
A: It appears as dark amber, settling almost black in colour. A one finger creamy mid-tan head that retains well.

N: Some very light roasted malt on the nose, but there’s not a lot going on there.

B: The body is excellently balanced with a creamy mouthfeel containing a touch of carbonation.

T: The taste is coffee and dark chocolate entirely. Not much complexity or bold flavour punching through. It sticks to the basics and does them to an exceptionally high standard for a mainstream beer.
Mar 30, 2024
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Reviewed by NickSMpls from Washington

3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours from the can a delightful frothy dark brown, thanks to the gas widget. The classic dry taste and rich mouthfeel. Good head retention. The taste is not quite developed as the ones fresh from the draft, but St. James Gate is thousands of miles away.

Letting it warm on the table before tapping the can is best ....30 minutes for a cool room, much less when warmer, though I don't care for Guinness on hot days.
Mar 30, 2024
 
Rated: 3.86 by oneeye from Pennsylvania

Mar 29, 2024
 
Rated: 4.03 by CCL99

Mar 27, 2024
 
Rated: 4.56 by tamir71 from Arizona

Mar 27, 2024
 
Rated: 3.5 by mmarrero

Mar 27, 2024
 
Rated: 4.79 by rourke1971 from Montana

Mar 23, 2024
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Reviewed by highdesertdrinker from Arizona

3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Drank three on draft at McMullens''s in Las Vegas. In the glass it looks crimson brown with a nice dollop of tan head on top that sticks around until you start to do damage. The smell is some malt, and what smells like creek water running over rocks, memories drawn from my childhood. The taste is roasted malt, faint chocolate, grain, and a little bitter, dry, and thin. Really not much going on there, but it's easy enough to drink once you've attuned your palette to the taste and relative lack of body. When you're with the Irish on St. Paddy's you drink what they drink but otherwise I'll take a pass.
Mar 20, 2024
 
Rated: 4.18 by Runram87

Mar 18, 2024
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Rated by BeerMan247 from New York

4.84/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
The best beer there is, the only down side is low ABV
Mar 18, 2024
 
Rated: 2.32 by RoyalKaiju from Kentucky

Mar 17, 2024
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Reviewed by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours creamy tan that gently releases under itself into a dark beer. Nose is creamy as is the taste. Smooth drinking, easy beer. Not great, but not horrible
Mar 17, 2024
 
Rated: 3.84 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Mar 17, 2024