Guinness Draught | Guinness Ltd.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,248
Reviews:
2,303
Ratings:
7,893
pDev:
19.66%
Bros Score:
3.01
 
 
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Ratings: 7,893 |  Reviews: 2,303
Photo of Icka31
3.94/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hooley
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zbrewer80
3.16/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chris826
3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of needMIbeer
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasatch
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz. Bottle

Poured into a Tired Hands glass a pretty nice dark brown color, pretty nice carbonation, with a nice thick/creamy one-finger light tan head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some chocolate/toffee, very slight vanilla. The taste is malty, with some chocolate/toffee, very slight vanilla. Medium body, ABV is hidden very nicely. Overall, a tasty brew.

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Photo of golf4collet
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tucquan
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2018-03-16 in West Hempfield, PA at Trio Bar and Grill on tap for St. Patrick's Day.

Right before having this, I had a Yard's Brawler, which is also 4.2% ABV. I preferred the Brawler, which had a richer flavor; like a light Vienna Lager. The Guinness had a great looking, creamy head but was more watery in feel and had a less pronounced flavor. It was fine though with some nuttiness, roasted grain and light chocolate. I did enjoy it for St. Patrick's Day.

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Photo of anomalousclouds
4.51/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Livyatan1996
3.12/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Darcola
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Guinness draft is a simple go to beer if you want something drinkable, easy, and relatively cheap. It's got a great taste, great mouthfeel, and is an all around classic stout.

Look: dark brown, almost black, with a surge of nitro at the pour, culminating in a thick creamy head.

Smell: toasty malts, some coffee, and dark chocolate.

Taste: malts, light coffee taste, hints of dark chocolate, similar to the nose. Rather light compared to others but very drinkable. Not too filling.

Mouthfeel: Guinness shines here. The nitro makes the beer soft and bubbly, almost like drinking black silk. Lingering head really bolsters this.

Overall: a classic, drinkable beer. Especially good if you don't care for Budweiser, Miller, or other more watery beers, and want flavor without the price. It may be a lighter tasting stout but it's overall pretty damn good.

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Photo of Nvrmind16
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The original smooth dark beer. Its refreshing but strong and heavy. If your new to beer start here, so you now what great tastes like. Oh and drink it from a glass so you get that nice foam

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Photo of Piwo
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Amazing dark color, and lots of carbonation making for a large, frothy head that dissipates rather quickly.
Smell: Mostly of malt and a slight hint of coffee, as is expected of a stout.
Taste: Compared to other stouts, kind of watery, but still has the characteristic roasted flavor. The coffee taste comes out as it warms. A bit more refreshing than other stouts at the price of some flavor. Not too bad.
Feel: Noticeably thinner than most other stouts, as I expect of a lower ABV. Not much body but still a crisp finish.
Overall a good stout for those first trying one. It was my first stout, and still my go-to when I'm looking to drink stout but not wanting anything too heavy.

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Photo of JeffH_SC
3.05/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks great as it’s being poured. Always lots of carbonation. Nice dark color. Light malty fragrance. Feels very thin for a stout. If you’re palate is accustomed to a light American Adjunct Beer, the flavor may seem strong and heavy. However, if your palate has been used to good stouts and porters then this may seem like a light beer. This is the beer that moved me from drinking AABs to more flavorful beers...a crossover beer for me. And lots of restaurants carry this beer when there are no other real beers available and it is my choice when all else is light beers or AAB or lagers (beers for mass production, not taste). Not a bad alternative.

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

Photo of georgeanthorpe
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Trevor_martin
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Azmarul
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I think that Guinness looks awesome in a nice thick glass. The head looks like creamy perfection and the deep color is almost completely black. I also enjoy watching the nitrogenated carbonation descend after pouring. As far as taste, it is a highly drinkable beer, but lacks the subtlety and complexity of many other stouts. The best things it has going for it are appearance and mouth feel, which is enjoyable creamy.

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Photo of Batman11
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of franciscop
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjrider
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle - very dark brown with light tan head and bubbly lacing .Nose is faint roasty malt and dark coffee. Taste follows nose ,not as pronounced as I remember it being in Ireland. A decent low abv dry stout with a thinner mouthfeel than I am used to.

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Photo of BrettHoo
2.42/5  rDev -32%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Very watery and sweet for a stout

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Photo of bluemac
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 7,893 ratings