Guinness Draught | Guinness Ltd.

Guinness DraughtGuinness Draught
BA SCORE
3.56/5
7,737 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:
#39,159
Reviews:
2,267
Ratings:
7,737
pDev:
19.66%
Bros Score:
3.01
 
 
Wants:
154
Gots:
2,444
Trade:
1
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Photo of Mike_Smelly
3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of One_Clown_Short
4.4/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattjp03
4.68/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of SaxmanRick
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wmcgar01
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Benr96
4.2/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alesseski
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured PROPERLY (Open the can, place glass upside down on top, pork directly over the head until reaching the top of the glass or emptying the can) into a standard pint glass.

The look is unique. A creamy looking head that fades down into a thin light tan foam that does not dissipate for the remainder of your drink.

The smell is that of the standard chocolate and earth that any stout has, with a metalic scent from the can however not in a bad way by any means.

Taste is my least favorite of the Guinness experience. It's very bland with a huge disappointing lack of flavor. The smell is where most of the taste comes from. It has its own unique, one of a kind taste that can be enjoyed but the extra dry stout is slightly bland overall.

Feel is second to none. The nitrogen carbination is a special feel that is very different from your typical CO2 carbonation. You hardly notice the carbonation not giving it the overcabination (like Budweiser and Blue Moon have) even thought it was carbonated the second you opened the can.

Overall its very unique only lacking in flavor of all things. Look And Feel take the cake on this one. Excellent as a dessert or with a dessert.

Worth a try by all means. Be mindful though it is very heavy on the stomach despite the low ABV. Not something I would want to drink all night long.

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Photo of greevon
4.82/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of frasergrove
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Red_Zeke
2.55/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of gandres
3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From 12 ounce bottle to wine glass
Sight: Black, dark brown on the edges when held against the light, medium dark tan foam
Smell: malty, nutty
Taste: low bitterness
Feel: very good, lively carbonation, good finish and follow through
Overall: Overall good beer, ok to repeat but not look for

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Photo of CamRun
3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of artf
4.44/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A nice smooth beer with an alcohol content much lower than you would expect. Like this if I'm driving and want good taste and a slow drink.

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3.94/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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

This is my favorite beer.

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4.16/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SirFolmarv
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A wonderful Stout to drink and looks the part. While not super thick, it is very satisfying to drink, even after a few. Lightly malty and chocolaty, with a distinct bitter and lightly mossy note. A crowd favorite for a reason.

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3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nace4
3.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigal_96
3.24/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kashkns
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomguzow
2.92/5  rDev -18%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a wonderful tan that dissipates I to a near black from the nitrogen. It leaves a nearly unnoticeable roasted malt aroma. The texture and taste falls far short of a stout. While smooth, it is too watery. The flavor is of some chocolate malt, although, hardly noteworthy.

If you want to expose a person to an ale that isn't Miller or PBR, offer them this. If you're a beer nerd, skip this.

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Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 7,737 ratings
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