Guinness Draught
Guinness Ltd.

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From:
Guinness Ltd.
 
Ireland
Style:
Stout - Irish Dry
Ranked #94
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
81
Ranked #28,194
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 19.5%
Ratings:
8,556
Status:
Active
Rated:
Today at 05:15 AM
Added:
Feb 02, 2001
Wants:
  181
Gots:
  2,840
SCORE
81
Good
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Ratings by TheOccasionalBeer:
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2.67/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75
by TheOccasionalBeer from Wisconsin

After the fffft from popping the top, a faint scent of hoppy molasses arose from the bottle. I was a little disappointed with the latte-foam head from the pour... no more than a finger and it thinned over the course of a minute or two to just a thin bubbly cap. In the glass it smelled sweeter, a blood-orange dark chocolate frosting with a hint of vanilla. When pouring, the color seemed a little pale but it did settle into a translucent cola color. I'm not getting that nice mouth feel that others have mentioned. It did start out creamy, but that quickly gave way to prickly carbonation and some bitter astringency when I swallowed. The taste was by far skewed toward hops. I saw someone describe this as a watered-down porter, and I won't disagree. This really is not the stout I was looking for.

Dec 18, 2021
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4.47/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by TheMatts

Amazing beer. It is finicky though. If it’s just right it’s a 5/5. If there is bad head and it’s overall watery it’s probably closer to a 3/5.
Black appearance with a creamy head without a single air bubble. Smooth creamy taste that is so refreshing. A bit bitter in the back. Easy to put a couple of these down so be careful.

Today at 05:15 AM
Photo of Bassadana
1.47/5  rDev -59.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25
by Bassadana from New York

Worst I've ever had. Maybe I received a poor batch....yuck! Learn something from Samuel Smith.

Jan 10, 2022
 
4.68 by JLBarley1 from West Virginia on Jan 03, 2022
Photo of JZH1000
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by JZH1000 from Colorado

Poured from the nitro tall can
The look is absolutely beautiful with the nitro cascade and the pitch black liquid then the nice guinness head that sticks around forever no complaints here.

Smell is quite light but creamy and dark with hints of chocolate. Quite a bit of fermentation character, and there isnt a whole lot more other than the malts. Quite light despite the color.

Taste follows the smell but with a definitive note of dark chocolate but muted with creamy notes. Very drinkable almost a light stout. Has all the dark flavor but with less complexity and bitterness than other stouts.

Feel is interesting because of the nitro. Very very creamy, and smooth going down. None of the bite from traditional carbonation though. I almost prefer that bite but that is up to personal preference. In my opinion it feels a little flat, but it's not the bubbles are just so tiny it makes a creamy texture.

Overall a good beer, but the extra stout is better In my opinion. This one just feels a bit weak in flavor, and mouthfeel, but the mouthfeel is mostly just me.

Jan 03, 2022
Photo of 2market
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by 2market from Pennsylvania

I’ve had many a Guiness Stout over the years; both here in the USA and Ireland. Some say there is a difference, but both taste the same to me. Guiness is a solid staple.

Dec 29, 2021
 
3.64 by Meddwol from Michigan on Dec 25, 2021
 
3.77 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Dec 24, 2021
Photo of mattpressley
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by mattpressley

A great and standard go-to dark or stout beer provided no other specialties are available. Guinness set the standard and stayed strong. However, many other companies are adapting.

Dec 23, 2021
Photo of Nightwolf1975
4.76/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Nightwolf1975

Guinness is a required taste..I love the taste of Guinness.Infact I'm Irish

Dec 13, 2021
Photo of GuyFawkes
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Unknown canning date; drank 12/10/21 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque dark brown appearance.

An even pour yielded a nice tan nitro head; a thick curtain of tree-rung lace.

Oats, cream & faint chocolate notes in the nose.

Medium thin, creamy mouthfeel.

Cream & oat flavors.

Kinda bland, but the mouthfeel is divine.

Dec 11, 2021
 
 
4.41 by Echo93 on Dec 05, 2021
 
4 by TWStandley from Massachusetts on Nov 12, 2021
 
3.93 by SeymourDunn from Wisconsin on Nov 11, 2021
 
3.98 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 04, 2021
 
 
3.5 by rdub from Pennsylvania on Oct 11, 2021
Photo of ZeroHero
3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by ZeroHero

Look: Dark, opaque black with a finger size foam head on the pour. Adequate lacing down the glass.

Smell: Slight roasted coffee with a hint of chocolate

Taste: Slight dark coffee and chocolate taste, roasted malt is the most prevalent with a slight bitter finish.

Feel: Smooth and creamy due to the nitrogen.

Overall: This is the beer that got me into stouts and porters. A sessionable, light stout that's smooth on the way in, presents a roasted malt taste, and leaves with a slight bitter finish. A go-to for me.

Oct 10, 2021
 
3.1 by Gukkor from Texas on Oct 04, 2021
Photo of Lampro
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
by Lampro from Virginia

This has great mouthfeel- smooth, very fine bubbles and foam. This compliments the lighter flavor profile of this stout compared to some of the more intense ones out there.

Oct 03, 2021
Photo of brentk56
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Has the patented Guiness look, with a nice bubble show creating two fingers of ecru foam laying atop the coffee colored liquid; good retention but not much lacing

Smell: Hints of charred wood and coffee but quite mild

Taste: Brown bread with some charred wood through the middle with some acrid coffee bitterness on the rear

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Nice to re-visit from time to time and something I would gladly order if nothing interesting is available - that doesn't happen very often these days

Sep 25, 2021
Photo of ANIMOUL
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ANIMOUL from Vermont

Poured from a 14.9 oz can; no known birth date. Brilliant dark black color with ample foamy head that slowly recedes. Dark, smoky notes - borderline burnt - makes for an enjoyable dry Irish stout. Excellent.

Sep 24, 2021
Photo of WaterBoar
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by WaterBoar from Pennsylvania

This was made by accident. They heated the malt to the point of 500L and 300L malts and blended them together to get this carbon charcoal red color and fermented it anyway and well... people liked it! I am not one of those people, but I only have a pint of Guinness with my dad for St Patrick's day. On that day I will have 4 pints of Harp, 4 Pints of Smithwick's and then move to Guinness. This is not a starter beer. This is a low calorie low alcohol beer that is good with perpetual stew, bread, and also bangers and mash for Irish Breakfast the day of marching in a parade to "piss on the queen".

Sep 18, 2021
Photo of hankp59
2.35/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
by hankp59 from New York

It looks like Guinness stout and that’s about it. This has little smell and tastes more like a watery porter than a stout. It’s like drinking a stout light because everything is muted. Pass on this one.

Sep 10, 2021
 
3.25 by Bigmoist from West Virginia on Sep 05, 2021
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3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5
by boblimbo13

Drank this beer all summer, having done so I'm not sure if I'll drink Guinness anytime soon. It's very 'Guinessy'. It's what you expect when looking at it: thick, creamy, coffee tasting, smooth. If beer had a desert, this would be it. But because it's so distinctive and after you have become accustomed with the taste, it's hard to envision you drinking the beer in any common setting you would normally drink beer. The plastic ball in the can is also not very flattering.

Aug 31, 2021
Photo of IanRT1
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
by IanRT1 from Mexico

L- It is a very dark brown almost black stout that slowly forms a really nice looking light brown almost latte-like head made up of really small bubbles that gives the beer a creamy texture. Probably my favorite looking commercial beer.

S- Really faint toasted malt aromas, I expected it to be a bit more aromatic but it is very insipid in this aspect.

T- The smell of toasted malts are more present when you taste it but not as much as I would like, I also detect some notes of nuts such as almonds or cashews and with a hint of yeasts from the brewing process. There are not much hops present in the taste but I detect a very faint hoppy bitter aftertaste.

F- The beer itself is a bit watery but the head gives the beer a really nice creamy texture that I really enjoy so make sure you put a really nice thick head.

O- Really good beer for being a commercial one. I would prefer the taste to be a little stronger, more malty like the bottled one but I really enjoy the texture and the casual taste it gives. I could drink 2 of these or more no problem by itself or with some food. I will definitely try this again when I can.

Aug 21, 2021
 
3.03 by bad_poetry from England on Aug 16, 2021
 
4.03 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation on Aug 14, 2021
Photo of MartinWachsmann
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
by MartinWachsmann

Kind of overrated beer for me. Was really looking forward for a pint of this legendary beer in Ireland. Turns out it tastes a bit weaker than I would expect. Not great not terrible. I personally don’t like dark beers that much but i gave this a chance. I wasn’t surprised, nor disappointed. Would say 3,6 - not great, not terrible.

Aug 09, 2021
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