Guinness Draught
Guinness Ltd.

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From:
Guinness Ltd.
 
Ireland
Style:
Stout - Irish Dry
Ranked #92
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
81
Ranked #26,658
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 19.5%
Ratings:
8,598
Status:
Active
Rated:
Yesterday at 05:54 PM
Added:
Feb 02, 2001
Wants:
  185
Gots:
  2,849
SCORE
81
Good
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Notes: None
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Ratings by fattyuter:
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by fattyuter

May 05, 2022
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5 by Poblo from England on Yesterday at 05:54 PM
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2.54/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 2
by CodyBasden from Texas

L: jet black I sadly got a thin head great cap that never faded but thin
S: could t really pick up a scent
T: small toffee/coffee flavor nothing to crazy though
F: very thin surprising how thin it was had absolutely no body what so ever, water has more thickness
O: thin low flavor nothing crazy

Wednesday at 06:03 PM
 
4.13 by UriahC00k from Texas on Wednesday at 12:30 AM
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4.56/5  rDev +27%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by EmptyGlass420

The legendary Guinness Draught; What a fantastic debut beer review.

Third beer of the day; one Belgian white and a Guinness. I will never review a beer if it's the first of the day.

Cool 16oz glass. I cracked the burnished gold tab and let the nitrogen/co2 slowly hiss out.

After pouring, there's a bit of fireworks in the glass, let them play it up. 100% fantastic head, moist as the freshest bread. Surface tension keeps it from bubbling over the glass edge, even as it rises above. The perfect pour every time.

Time for the first sip; Not my first rodeo with Guinness, I dive right in. Caramelly toast waft as this signature black beer cuts through the soft foamy head. Great mouthfeel as the cold rush of stout emulsifies with the head. Sweet chocolate and bitter malt on the tongue. As smooth as nice whisky. The first sip of Guinness is one of the best, 5/5.

Midway there's a bit of Irish bog to traverse, as while this isn't the thickest stout it's vast and muddy nonetheless. But the nice chocolaty bread really shines through even as it warms.

The last few sips are a bitter-tooth brew eater's paradise. As I finish the beer, residual head and newly sloshed foam splatter the glass artfully. The taste of malt on the last sip radiates out to fill your nose up playfully. Even with its mild 4.2% ABV, the bitterness gives me a bit of a woozy headspace.

As I grab another Guinness to fill my empty glass, I note the almost cakelike foam at the bottom. Scrumptiously bitter, yet may negate that aforementioned surface tension. Gotta get a fresh glass!

May 14, 2022
 
 
 
3.68 by not2quick from Missouri on Apr 12, 2022
 
 
3.82 by CharlesForbin from Pennsylvania on Apr 07, 2022
 
3.75 by JamesLeung from Florida on Apr 02, 2022
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3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by dcat151

A classic. Beautifully poured with a dark black color and moderate tan head. Classic stout smell with hints of coffee and chocolate. Taste is lighter than you'd expect from the color. It has the traditional stout bitterness with notes of chocolate and just a hint of coffee. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety.

Mar 26, 2022
Photo of Tig999
5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Tig999

The greatest stout, has to be poured right.

Mar 26, 2022
 
4.69 by Jwa11s on Mar 21, 2022
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2.62/5  rDev -27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by DrStevePhD

Good milky texture, nice color, but the taste is rather muted. You get the typical coffee & chocolate notes you'd expect out of a stout but it almost tastes watered down while retaining a thicker texture. Possible it's like this because I'm buying cans of it in the U.S. I'll update if I ever get the chance to drink a proper pint of Guinness in Ireland.

Mar 18, 2022
 
3.73 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia on Mar 18, 2022
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4.55/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by BroBobby70 from Texas

14.9 oz. can poured into pilsner glass
Look: Dark brown like cola, 1 finger tan head, slight carbonation, beautiful lacing
Smell: Malt, chocolate, roasted coffee
Taste: Coffee up front, Toast, dark chocolate, not as bitter as expected
Overall: This is a really good beer. Preconceived notions of too heavy happily did not come happen. This is good on a hot day.
Pair with meat pies, pork, stews and chocolate.

Mar 17, 2022
 
4.07 by Sam88 on Mar 17, 2022
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3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
by Wattie83 from Pennsylvania

Poured from 14.9 oz can to stout glass. After watching it settle which is always an experience, you get a perfect black body with that nice ivory cap that sticks around and leaves a good deal of thick lacing on the glass. Smell is coffee, chocolate, and roasted barley. Taste is roasted grain, a bit of coffee and cream, Bitter up front and doesn't really sweeten up at all, it just kind of rounds off. Taste is muted some by the nitrogen induced by that widget. Feel is soft carbonation, creamy, yet light in mouthfeel. Just so easy to drink. Overall, just an excellent beer. Not overly complex, not the highest octane, but comfortable and traditional. I let it warm up quite a bit before drinking which helps bring out more flavor.

Mar 13, 2022
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4.14/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Weisenbeer from Ohio

Does anything else look like a Guinness? Nope. It's beautiful. Thought I should pop one of these classics for the Saint Patrick's Day Holiday. It's as smooth and yummy as I remember.

Mar 12, 2022
Photo of MarkieT
5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by MarkieT from Kentucky

This is the beer other beers wish they could be like. Best beer going!!! A damn great beer!!!

Mar 10, 2022
 
4.68 by luissegovia1992 from New York on Mar 08, 2022
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4.73/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by GABronco

Look - Iconic. If you're at a bar you can look around and pretty much tell who's drinking a Guinness. The dark color and perfect head are noticeable from across the room.

Smell - hints of coffee and chocolate mixed with a yeasty, bready goodness

Taste - Creamy, hints of coffee and chocolate flavors. The bitter notes hit me first, but they tone down quickly leaving a nice hint of aftertaste.

Feel - First time I had a Guinness I expected a "meal in a glass" but after drinking it, I have no idea where that comes from. Very light carbonation, so it's smooth going down and actually pretty light.

Overall - Yummy, creamy goodness. Maybe not the best stout out there, but certainly the most famous and one everyone should try.

Mar 07, 2022
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3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by wadamslll

I like both Guinness stout and their extra special stout. Probably prefer the latter.

That being said, it’s a solid good dark beer. In the bottle, it’s more a porter than a stout. It’s easy drinking and straight from bottle is fine for tonight. Smooth, hint of bitter and malt, Guinness never sucks. Even their infrequent bad batches are good.

Just wish it had a higher alcohol content.

Mar 07, 2022
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3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

Pours a dark brown, decent khaki head, some spotty lacing. Nose gets some roasted malts, coffee. Taste is similar. Thin and watery. Not something I'd buy again.

Mar 05, 2022
Photo of tekstr1der
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

Still drink these on the regular, but prefer the carbonated "extra" version. Over the years I've grown a disdain for anything nitro, lending more a flat than smooth mouthfeel for me. Flavor is still great here, and the look of the pour is iconic.

Mar 02, 2022
 
3.46 by Vapory on Feb 21, 2022
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3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

14.9oz nitro can into a pint glass. Coding no help in determining age.

There are few beers that can match the look of a properly poured pint of Guinness. It gets a 5 every time.

Not much on the nose, a very faint coffee note.

On tasting, smooth, creamy, but with a significant bitter dry roast that is a bit jarring.

Mouth medium, finish that dry bitter roast. This is a lasting finish, one that I could do without.

Overall, haven't had this out of a can before, on draught i dont remember the strong finish. Certainly not the same beer i enjoyed in the 70's back in England.

Feb 20, 2022
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4.44/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Christianriveraaa

Look: Dark creamy pour with light foam at the top.
Smell: Coffee, chocolatey slight malts.
Taste: Creamy, smooth light chocolate very delicious lactose. Very good sipper.
Feel: Light bodied beer, almost no carbonation truly one of the smoothest beers there is.
Overall: It's a great beer to start off with if you're getting into stouts.

Feb 15, 2022
 
4.42 by DavyDnIndy from Indiana on Feb 12, 2022
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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
by 1Marshall

Extra is so much better ....it made me remember how bad this is buy The Extra stout

Feb 11, 2022
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5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Legendary_Geko from Florida

The best beer. Better at bars though

Feb 10, 2022
Photo of magikbagel
5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by magikbagel from Wisconsin

It’s really grown on me, and has become one of my favorite brews. Its such a beautiful looking and tasting beer. Tap is best, but the nitro cans are still absolutely delicious. Such a one of a kind beer.

Feb 04, 2022
 
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4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by PapaGoom

In my honest opinion, a traditionally poured guiness is one of the most underrated beers anywhere outside of Ireland itself. It competes with beers that sit at a significantly higher price point, and it is overall a remarkable beer for its respective price. I will admit; I am I little bit biased as stouts are my absolute favorite style of beer. However, it is a phenomenal go-to beer nonetheless.

Jan 31, 2022
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