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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4.88/5  rDev +41%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I just tried this. Heard so many bad things. I'll just say I really liked it. Very flavorful almost nutty. Intense feel. Nice head. Very good. Would definitely drink again. I loved it. Tried twice. Liked better cold. More flavor. Bitter but still good.

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3.21/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the London Pub in Richmond Hill.

Well poured with a good, firm head and typical Guinness appearance.

Served too cold which would inhibit taste in a more flavourful stout but doesn't seem to harm Guinness overly.

Overall an average Stout. Smooth taste and a decent place to introduce a lager boy to the world of stouts.

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2.82/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

A: One of the better looking beers. A very dark ruby color, almost black. Had an impressive foam head which rose up quickly.

S: Not much of a smell really. Has a faint smell similar to that of pale lagers. Bready, maybe.

T: The flavor is fairly weak. Only flavor I can really detect is light roasted malt.

M: Really really watery and slippery.

O: Definitely not one of my favorites, but I wouldn't turn one down if someone else was buying.

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3.21/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

From notes.

Appearance: Black but ruby red when held up to the light. Classic fluffy nitro-head which is light brown in color.

Aroma: Very light. Slight sweetness and a hint of molasses.

Taste: Despite the black appearance, Guinness is very light on taste. Hints of roasted chocolate and some dark coffee bitterness on the finish. A bit of a 'soy sauce' flavor. Not much to the palate, just a nice light stout.

Mouthfeel: Between thin and medium in body. Ever so smooth and creamy. High drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Guinness Draught is basically the classic session ale. However, without the nitrogen widget it would probably not be as popular. Would I drink it again? Yes, it's a classic that almost every non craft beer bar has on hand.

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2.92/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at MacGregor's Grill and Tap Room on East Avenue in Rochester, NY.

Pours a nearly opaque black, with a tight, dense 1 inch white head, and lacing that covers the entire glass. Guinness looks amazing, but that's honestly where it ends for me.

Smells like...nothing really. Some light, weak roasted malt, maybe. A bit of a stretch even there.

One of the most watery stouts you'll ever drink. Stale, bitter coffee, ash, a small amount of roasted malt. Just not a whole lot there, and what is there isn't good.

Light to medium bodied, creamy (due to the nitro delivery), drinkable simply because it's basically black water.

Not impressed. This is the prototypical Irish beer, and I'm sad for Ireland because of it.

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