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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2001

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jet black in appearance and no light is getting through this brew. Nice half inch thick layer of tightly packed foam on top. Brussel's lace on the glass. Lots of roasted barley in the nose. The mouth is creamy,dry,and silky smooth. I get loads and loads of roasted barley and a bit of raisins in the flavor.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a incredibly deep brown color, a shade or two away from black with a thick, cream head that hangs around for the duration. Lacing is minimal and carbonation is hard to detect, but present.

Very welcoming although a bit boring. Sweet molasses and toffee tug at your nose hairs. Faint hint of vanilla.

A big mouthful of molasses. Dull coffee notes and bitter cocoa.

Light body borders watery, however, it's a bit chewy but incredibly smooth. Carbonation is light. Crisp, semi-dry finish.

I'm appreciate this beer... It doesn't excel in any one area but it's easy to drink, it's light, and it has character. And that's a lot more than can be said about a lot of stouts out there. Cheers.

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look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I must say "perfect" about this.
Because the time that I had drink this beer is my first time I feel BEER IS TRULY TASTY!
So this review is not fair. Truly not fair.
But I think everyone have same love about some beer.

This beer's color is elegant black.
Smooth draw on my tongue.
Taste, finish so deep and sweet.
So sweet beer, like burnt chocolate.

It's perfect for me.
only poor thing is my english.

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Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
3.46 out of 5 based on 7,699 ratings.
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