Guinness Draught | Guinness Ltd.

Guinness DraughtGuinness Draught
BA SCORE
3.56/5
7,735 Ratings
Guinness DraughtGuinness Draught
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,072
Reviews:
2,267
Ratings:
7,735
pDev:
19.66%
Bros Score:
3.01
 
 
Wants:
154
Gots:
2,443
Trade:
1
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4.88/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best beer on the planet!

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Photo of cynewulf
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sdm9465
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheLuckiestMan
5/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RichieSledz
4.07/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A nice beer that's easy to drink and tastes great.

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Photo of spectru
3.11/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Guinness Draught is a dark coffee color. When you pour it, it doesn't have a lot of head at first, but the bubble in the liquid rise to the surface and the head grows. - a rich creamy foam. As it recedes, it leaves its signature on the sides of the glass. It looks great. The aroma is nice, but not exceptional. The mouthfeel is awful! It feels flat. The flavor is mild, a hint of richness, but somewhat unremarkable, ruined by the mouthfeel.

In England last year I had several stouts, with more or less the same reaction. One, I think it was a different brand, advertised itself as not being 'gassy'. Hit the nail on the head - it's the opposite of gassy. It has a decent head, but it feels flat. This famous beer is a big disappointment.

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

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

14.9oz nitrogenated can filled 5/7/17 poured into a tulip pint glass at fridge temp. The beer pours dark brown and impenetrable to light. The head is sticky, milky whitish tan and settles to a quarter inch cap. Aroma is dark malt and a little chocolate and coffee. Tastes is mildly sweet roasted malt that transforms to lightly roasted bitterness on the end. Mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied. The nitrogen mutes flavor, but gives a deceptively big mouthfeel and creaminess. The finish is dry. Overall, a classic that is what it is. Enjoyable and sessionable.

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1.98/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

From the bottle to my glass, two drinks, and promptly to the sink.

I could tolerate this occasionally if it was the only beer on Earth.

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Photo of birdonthewire
4.16/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SimplySinister
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Nearly opaque, mild to moderate carbonation, 1” foam head, and great lacing. Poured standard nitro can into standard pint glass. Beautiful look to this beer. Great head retention.

S – Roasty toasty malt, coffee, subtle caramel/ toffee notes. Hints of chocolate.

T – Fantastic. There are really no other words to describe it. All the smells listed come through even stronger on the taste. For a stout, it’s so clean that you’ll swear it’s not.

M – Somehow, Guinness makes a stout that is crisp, clean, and refreshing. It’s an amazing thing really; most stouts leave a person with that oil slick feeling at the back of the throat. Not this one.

D - Guinness Draught is my all-time favorite Guinness available stateside. It’s amazingly drinkable but, for me, it’s not session-able. However, I wouldn’t session any stout beer so that’s no points against this one. It’s a macro with consistently flawless quality. I can’t recommend this one enough.

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Photo of polaris500
4.14/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of deonreds
2.85/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Photo of artemfl
4.09/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dandy14
3.89/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ale_addin
4.13/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ndiddy
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My go to every day drinker. This stuff is effing delicious. Smooth, creamy, light and refreshing. Goes great with a good steak, or a decadent dessert. Love it!

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Photo of Cpw302
3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerBeast
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OzmanBey
4.7/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Good traditional Irish Stout, can't say much more

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4.7/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of outsider
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jack_H_91
4.94/5  rDev +38.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mike_Smelly
3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Narga
2.83/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 7,735 ratings
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