Guinness Draught
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Guinness Ltd.
Irish Dry Stout
Ranked #101
Ranked #26,797
3.6 | pDev: 19.44%
Yesterday at 09:44 PM
Feb 02, 2001
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Ratings by WaterBoar:
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Reviewed by WaterBoar from Pennsylvania

3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
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Rated: 4.12 by BLVBBERGIXLL from Arizona

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Rated: 3.6 by TrashPanda93 from Canada (SK)

May 30, 2023
Rated: 4.28 by AdamM0 from Texas

May 28, 2023
Rated: 4.56 by SamReyn26

May 28, 2023
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Reviewed by Brooklynguy6 from New York

4.63/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
This is by far my fav winter beer and if I plan on drinking all night, this is easy to manage.

Light bodied, smooth and creamy, just irish heaven in a pint. It's also one of the "healthier" beers you can drink - low calories and a good source of iron.
May 24, 2023
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Reviewed by aloevv

4.38/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
always drank beer like lager and Belgian pale strong ale until l found Guinness… and especially this one. amazing stuff, creamy and delicious. only downside here in The Netherlands is that sometimes there’s limited amount off them on the shelf, and not every supermarket got them.
May 23, 2023
Rated: 3.58 by nunienun from Illinois

May 20, 2023
Rated: 4.19 by OldGrover from Michigan

May 13, 2023
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Reviewed by Cathartes from Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Have had several times before but first reviewing, this is my first time drinking it in years.

Allowed to acclimate to 46 degrees F and poured into a tulip pint glass (not a a tulip glass).

Pours black (I've read Guinness is actually very dark red) with wonderful amber mixing red lacing, with a 1.5 finger light tan/dark cream head that took a long time to separate fully and was satisfying to watch. Also notable is that the head retained for the entire lengthy session I took to drink one can.

Initial aroma is similar to milk or cream, as well as white cake with white frosting.

Initial taste is bitter and sour like dairy, followed by sweetness and some sort of malt but it's hard to nail down. I swear I taste a hint of vanilla cake in there, and the malt turns into sprouted bread for me. In the aftertaste I get sour bitterness like yogurt dry Irish stout (no surprise). I just find it interesting how much I was reminded of sour dairy. I tasted what may have been marshmallow(?) at the end as well.

The mouthfeel is again somewhat dairy like, I would say creamy is the best word, maybe that's the nitro helping. It coats the back of the tongue and back of the roof of the mouth, and it gushes around the mouth somewhat slowly because of it's richness.

Will of course buy again, Guinness for me is easily the best macro option.
May 10, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by belgocanuck from Belgium

May 05, 2023
Rated: 3.81 by ramseye4 from Virginia

Apr 21, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by NYR-Zuuuuc from Connecticut

Apr 18, 2023
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Reviewed by Heed99 from Canada (ON)

4.21/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A favourite of mine for almost 40 years. I was introduced to this beer in 1984 in Glasgow Scotland and I've loved it evenr since.

It's famous pour is dark and deep amber with a nitrogen cascade rising to a beautiful creamy head.

Smells of coffee and cream but the scent is subtle

Toasted barley with coffee and some sweetness. Lite beer drinkers will complain it's bitter but to me it's smooth as butter.

Nitrogen makes this feel smooth but a little thinner than it's appearance shows.

The lower alcohol content, roasted barley, slight sweetness and low carbonation, makes this a very drinkable beer. This is my go to session beer when I'm in the mood to drink more than a couple.
Apr 16, 2023
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Reviewed by mcm180 from Ohio

5/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Beer perfection.

Pours dark and creamy. A hint of red in the brown-black color. Perfect coloring, like a sunburst guitar or leather chairs you'd imagine in Godfather 2. The bubbles cascade; gravity defied. Magic.

Frothy head that caresses the lips and offers perfect cover for the "pull" from the border between foam and liquid.

Smooth feel, just the right level of heaviness, smoothness, lightness.

Taste - slightly metallic, always smooth, tastes six-point-three-five percent lighter than it looks.

My alltime beer fave.
Apr 09, 2023
Rated: 3.73 by sgoodwin from Texas

Apr 08, 2023
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Reviewed by AzfromOz from Australia

3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Stolen from the Old Man's fridge in January 2023, and drunk March 2023.

L: Black with ruby red highlights. Once the classic cascading carbonation on the pour fades the beer is utterly still. There's a thick, long-lasting latte-white head. This looks like the archetypal Guinness setup.

S: The nose is creamy with a slight coffee hint to it. Some rich malt, almost red berry notes are also present, but you need to search for anything beyond the initial creaminess.

T: Either the recipe has gotten a little sweeter (I doubt it) or my palate has adapted well to what I recall being a rough, cigarette-like bitterness that I associated with Guinness back in my faux Irish Pub drinking days of the late 90s/early 2000s. Now I perceive a mild creamy maltiness, a slight roast note and a sweet finish that fades quickly. That sweet, fading finish makes me want to take a second sip immediately.

M: The nitrogenated body comes across as silky smooth, but also a little thin. Carbonic prickle is non-existent and the beer almost feels flat.

O: This beer is iconic, but it's also been well and truly surpassed by craft versions of Irish Stout. As alluded to above I have fond memories of nights drowning in Guinness, McCaffrey's and Kilkenny beers at faux Irish pubs back in my twenties. This beer is not living up to those memories, but I have no doubt they're covered with the gloss of lost youth and yearned-for freedom that's embellishing my recall! Regardless, this beer does not have anything in the flavour end of the overall experience to stand up to its iconic status.

Apr 07, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by siege06nd from Virginia

Apr 07, 2023
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Reviewed by MrBadKarma from Connecticut

4.83/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
F-it. This is the only big brand label I regularly keep in stock in my beer fridge (heck, even irregularly). And it's on merit. Almost perfect black with just slight brown tint when held to a light. The thick almond colored head that rises from the nitrogenated beer almost magically. That wonderfully over toasted barley flavor up front and the crisp slight bitterness on the finish. The head is still creamy. The body is surprisingly light which accounts for its easy drinkability and relatively low calorie count when compared to some meatier stouts. The head is still impossibly creamy, like the froth in a ice-cream sundae with cheap softsearve on a warm summer day, even as I get to the bottom of the class. I know it may not be a popular opinion among craft beer aficionados to write so prosaically about one of the widest distributed beers in the world, but damn it's good.
Apr 01, 2023
Rated: 3.65 by rorjets from Connecticut

Mar 26, 2023
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Reviewed by UWDAWG from Washington

3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 11.2 ounce undated bottle into a Guinness Pint Glass.

Look- Deep ruby brown, opaque, frothy light tan head, above average head retention and lacing.

Smell- Toasted barley, slight coffee, weak strength of scent.

Taste- Toasted barley, slight coffee, slight chocolate, weak strength of flavor.

Feel- Between thin and medium body, mildly creamy, moderately bitter, silky, mildly mouth coating.

Overall- This beer was a deep ruby brown with above average head retention and lacing making the appearance nice. The bouquet and flavors were weak and simple. The body was smooth and silky, but much thinner than anticipated. Overall this beer provided an underwhelming drinking experience.
Mar 25, 2023
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Rated by mpk2020 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Draft all over Dublin.
Mar 25, 2023
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Reviewed by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a deep brown with a thick tan head and good lacing.

The smell is roasted malt and a hint of coffee.

The taste follows with the coffee stronger on the finish.

The mouth feel is pillow soft and very thin.

Overall, this does not have a lot of great flavors and thin feel doesn't do it for me.
Mar 25, 2023
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Rated by zxichi from Ireland

5/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
my favourite draught out there and it's very easy to get definitely recommend
Mar 23, 2023
Rated: 4.04 by MaximumYuks from Oregon

Mar 21, 2023
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Rated by morsa_95 from California

1.6/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Don't like my beer tasting like coffee...
Mar 21, 2023
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle poured into a willi becher

black cola liquid with cascading carbonation and 2 finger fizzy tan head

Aroma of roast malt , coffee and chocolate.

Taste is roast malt, dark chocolate.

Low sudsing medium body.

I prefer my Guinness in tap
Mar 20, 2023
Rated: 3.77 by msscott1973 from North Carolina

Mar 19, 2023
Rated: 3.79 by ckk527 from Ohio

Mar 19, 2023
Rated: 3.77 by QuintusHorace from California

Mar 19, 2023
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Reviewed by Griffin2 from Virginia

3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 14.9 oz can into a Willi Becher pint glass.
L - Pours a dark black with cascading carbonation and 2 fingers of tan head that lingers.
S - Smells of coffee and chocolate.
T - Tastes of baker’s chocolate.
F - Very creamy beer with a medium body.
O - Tasty Irish Dry Stout.
Mar 18, 2023
Rated: 3.06 by GlenFarclas from Connecticut

Mar 18, 2023
Rated: 3.63 by jak from North Carolina

Mar 18, 2023
Rated: 3.65 by Taenim from New Jersey

Mar 18, 2023
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Reviewed by DMFF from New York

3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Just picked this up today for obvious reasons (4 pack of nitro cans), but also to make Half & Halfs with (gotta show respect to my Irish Brothers out there). Decided to pour one out to try on its own since I haven't had one in about 5 years. This was the experience.

L: Deep, dark brown with uncut garnet highlights when held up to the light. A khaki, creamy head of 3 fingers forms and has excellent retention. Leaves extremely fine lacing on the glass.

S: Subtle smells of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and coffee. Very slight on the nose.

T: Taste follows the nose with the addition of extremely subtle earthy hops. There's also the faintest flavor of lactose that plays well with the sweet flavors.

F: Light-bodied, yet extremely creamy and smooth.

O: Not bad, but definitely more mellow than I remember. Will definitely work for my Half & Halfs though!
Mar 17, 2023
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Reviewed by augustgarage from California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Packaged 10/13/22 - enjoyed on 3/17/23. Poured from a pint can into a Duralex tumbler. Served at 60F.

Clear sienna body with half a finger of beige stiff peaks. Extremely fine, creamy lacing; superlative retention.

Subtle but persistent roast barley, caramel, faint coffee and chocolate in the nose. Low vaguely fruity esters.

Sharp yet flaccid palate entry with low but lasting bitterness balanced between roast barley and earthy/thyme-kissed hops. Creamy dry finish. Hints of stale herbs, cheap tobacco, instant coffee, and Lipton tea in the aftertaste.

Brisk, slightly astringent, and light-bodied - but simultaneously creamy, smooth, and luxurious thanks to the nitro.

While nearly style-defining, this flattens out what little character "Extra" still had.
Mar 17, 2023
Rated: 5 by sonny7

Mar 17, 2023
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Rated by Qu3st from Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
You don't need to see my thoughts on Guinness. You have to try it once and you'll have plenty more after if you like them.
Mar 16, 2023
Rated: 3.77 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

Mar 15, 2023
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