Guinness Draught | Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness DraughtGuinness Draught

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2001

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of TildenKatz
3.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Finite
2.86/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours with that always appealing thick thick thick head out of a nitro can with is a light tan brown. And the Guinness is well… black. Nice can by the way.

Smell: Coffee and hints of chocolate but quite thin overall

Taste/ Mouthfeel: more chocolate and coffee with a smooth moutfeel with soothing malts. Bitter aftertaste.

Drinkability/Overall: Personally I like them a bit stronger and this brew tastes like Guinness Extra Stout but with more water. For people who don’t like it as strong this is a good pick but the extra stout is more like a meal than this. This is way too watery to live up to its big boy raps.

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
3.51/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Nice dark color with good head. Head was light color.

Smell: Some malt aromas, but not a lot.

Taste: Nice malt flavors, but not much of a hops flavor.

Mouthfeel: Thin, and not as substantial as I like.

Overall: Good, but not great. Will drink casually.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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3.11/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.03/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 88caprice
3.08/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a widget can into a pint glass.
Look: Dark black with cola-colored hues at the edges. Insanely stiff and creamy head. Like a Cool-Whip barrier.
Smell: Faintly dark roasted malts and minerals.
Taste: Mildly roasty. Not charred, but a little astringent. Some floral/herby bitterness and a lingering sweetness on the back of the tongue.
Feel: At first, super creamy from that ridiculous head. But that wears off. You are left with a nearly water-like, bubble-less thin beverage. Dry.

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Photo of Geoffq
4.77/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

looks great
smells great
tastes smooth
feels ?
overall a classic

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Photo of Neehan
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This has the appearance and the smell that remind you of a Guinness, but after that it drops off a little. The appearance is black/very dark brown with zero transparency and a tan head that is light and creamy. The smell is complex with hints of toffee and raisins to suggest a couple. The taste is light, smooth, and smoky but a bit watered-down. The mouthfeel is also very watery, not as creamy or stimulating as I would have hoped for, yet the lightness does make this easy to drink. A good beer, but the nitro bottle doesn't do it justice.

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Photo of donmonkey1
3.08/5  rDev -11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Black with a really nice off white/tan head, great lacing, can't wait to taste.

Smell: Sweet caramel malt, touch of molasses, somewhat toasted.

Taste: WEAK. I expected a LOT more flavor. It's kind of an unsweet toasted taste. Maybe burnt toast.

Mouthfeel: Pretty much like straight water.

Drinkability: Easy to drink because it's so weak, but the lack of character makes me want something else.

Guiness Extra Stout is one of my favorite beers. This beer is only good for introducing people to something other than standard yellow fiz. I'm really dissapointed with this brew.

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2.34/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very dark almost black color very hard to see any light through with a tan creamy head that leaves some nice lacing around the glass.

Smell is faint of chocolate.

Taste is a very weak watery coffee with some faint burnt? note coming through. Extremely weak bodied beer.

After I tried guinness extra stout and thought it was decent I figured I'd give the draught a try and what a let down it was. They mot color this beer to get that dark color because I know it's not from the amount of malts used.

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Photo of MNJR
2.76/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not like Guinness from a tap. Very sweet and thin tasting. Flavors of copper, milk chocolate and light brown sugar. Foamy thin carbonation and an unpleasant aftertaste of bitter prunes. Looks like Guinness, sort of smells like Guinness, but tastes "off" and is not an accurate representation of Guinness Stout. The cans are somehow 14.9 ounces, but priced more expensive than other pints. I'm just not sure the "nitro can" idea really works. The thin, flat character of this brew is pretty unacceptable. Why exactly do they sell this and sully the good name of this venerable brand? I'll avoid this variation on Guinness in the future.

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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5/5  rDev +44.5%

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3.91/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
3.46 out of 5 based on 7,652 ratings.
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