Guinness Draught | Guinness Ltd.

Guinness DraughtGuinness Draught
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Guinness DraughtGuinness Draught

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2001

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Photo of jadpsu
2.81/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark brown to black with a creamy foamy head that has really good retention and terrific side glass lacing. From that point on it was pretty much down hill.
Aroma, is of roasty sweet malts, with some caramel, and or molasses and a tinge of coffee.
Taste, is really watery, with no body, which is exactly what you get for the mouthfeel category or lack of it.
Very disappointing product by Guinness.

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Photo of CaptJackHarkness
4.23/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been a while since I could find this type of Guinness in a NON nitro bottle!Bottle has coding ,no readable date . 11.2 fl. oz. Brewed in Dublin. Nice creamy malt aroma. Deep dark body with full long lasting beige head. Appearance is not as fulsome as the nitro version, no discernable "fall". Taste is flatter as well, but still very pleasing to the palate.

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Photo of mckenziac
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass. Taken from a Guinness seasonal variety pack.

Appearance: Pours a deep, black color. Has a large, foamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves some nice lacing. Say what you will about Guinness, but they always make fantastic looking beers that are fun to pour.

Smell: Smells of roasted malts with strong notes of bitter chocolate.

Taste: Moderately hoppy up front, with a bitter, roasted malt finish. Rounds off with some hints of dark chocolate and coffee. The flavor is a good bit lighter than the appearance and smell would lead you to believe. I've heard this blamed on the nitro that Guinness adds to get that perfect head and it wouldn't surprise me to be true.

Mouthfeel: A bit lacking in body and weakly carbonated.

Overall: All in all, Guinness is a pretty standard stout that benefits from a good reputation, history, and marketing team. I prefer the Extra Stout to the Draught version, but there's still nothing really wrong with this one either.

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Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 40.3% out of 100 with 7,720 ratings
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