Guinness Draught | Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness DraughtGuinness Draught

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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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3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: This was presented in a cigar bar where the bartenders know how to pour a nitro-tap beer. It was its usual black color with a tan creamy head about two-fingers tall. The typical cascading effect of the nitrogen bubbles was present.

S: You get a bit of a roasted malt nose with a hint of watered down coffee.

T: Very smooth and very creamy feel. The notes you get from the nose do not necessarily translate to the palate as the flavors are slightly bland. It is not bitter and does not leave a bad after taste. The smooth creamy feel makes up for this.

M: The first mouthful is always the best with the foam of the head making the following the most smooth. Every drink from the glass afterwards is not as pleasant, but still smooth. The carbonation becomes undetectable towards the end. It is a thicker beer, no doubt.

Overall: Guinness Draught is a great beer for those who want to try a Dry Stout but are afraid of dark beers. This used to be my favorite stout before I began exploring the beer culture. I have tried numerous other Irish Dry Stouts that have surpassed Guinness. Since I have opened my eyes to new beers, Guinness has fallen as a "run-of-the-mill" stout. As many people have said on here, it is a typical go-to stout when nothing else is available, like at a typical restaurant.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours black as night with a thick off white head. Big, creamy, lasts through the entire beer.

Toasted malts on the nose. A small hint of alcohol. Sweet notes come through as well.

Roasted malt flavor. Milk chocolate. Like watered down chocolate milk. Very very smooth.

Smooth and thick.

Nothing special.

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3.32/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I picked up a bottle of Guinness Draught about a week ago for 1.22 at Glenn's Market. I haven't had a Guinness Draught in a while and I thought I would pick up a bottle and revisit it, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The Bottle looks nice it's got a clean and traditional Guinness look to it. It poured a very dark brown color that was bordering on being black and it had some brown highlights to it when held to the light with three fingers worth of creamy tan head that died down to a thick ring that thin ring that left some nice rings of lacing behind. This is a pretty good looking beer, but it looks even better on tap.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by lots of malts that impart some medium roasted malt aromas with some light chocolate and coffee coming through. Up next comes a real light smokey aroma. The aroma is decent, it's pretty simple and straight forward.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a lighter amount of medium sweetness followed by a good amount of dark medium roasted malt flavors with some light coffee and chocolate and flavors coming through. On the finish there's a medium amount of lighter bitterness with a roasted malt aftertaste. The taste is decent, it's a little one dimensional but it works.

M- Smooth, pretty creamy, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was nice and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a decent beer and a solid example of the style, it's got just enough roasted flavors to fit in to the style while not being too filling and staying sessionable like it should. This beer had good drinkability, it's smooth, creamy, not too filling, and it's got just enough flavor to hold my attention till i get drunk and not care about taste anymore. I like the appearance and mouthfeel the most, to me that's one thing that sets this beer apart from other beers in the style. What I liked the least amount this beer is the taste and aroma, I think it could handle a little more roast, but I can see how people like it just how it is. I only really buy this beer for St. Patrick's day, but I will order it at a bar if there isn't anything better available. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to get into the world of dark beers, it may not be like a lot of dark beers, but it gives you a slight idea of what they are like. All in all I don't mind this beer, it's nothing that I will go out of my way to get, but when the options are low this makes for a good alternative.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into a nonic glass.

Appearance: Guinness obviously has a very iconic look. It pours thick and black with a dense, one finger tan head.

Scent: Pretty boring. Malty with a little bit of a roasted scent, but not much.

Taste: Bland. There really isn't anything to taste until you swallow, and then you get a roasted coffee flavor on the back of your tongue.

Mouthfeel: Treads a fine line between thick and watery. Kind of interesting, but not necessarily in a good way.

Overall: After a lifetime of hearing great things about Guinness, I was very disappointed with my experience. It's really just a great looking beer, but fails to be interesting in any of the other categories. It's an extremely bland and flavorless beer. Do not recommend.

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