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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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of jmarklan
3.06/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Barnaby's.

Almost ebony, a little red around the edges w some light getting through. Creamy head lasts a while as well.

The aroma is hard to pick up... very, very faint. Slight dark malt.

Tastes of very slight coco and wet charcoal. Not really a whole lot going on here, but not unpleasant.

The mouthfeel is a bit thin, but is sooo smooth and creamy. Easily my fav part of this beer.

Overall: Well, it's Guinness. Nothing special, just something you should get on tap at least once

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2/5  rDev -42.2%

Photo of StevenH
2.25/5  rDev -35%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of h4ger
3.71/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Cjalbers
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of bigolbeerbelly
1.54/5  rDev -55.5%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Looked great with an awesome creamy head. Beat lacing imaginable. However that's where the goodness ends. Like most mainstream import beers I feel Guinness has toned.down it's flavor to appealto Amercan beer drinkers. The smell was absent and the taste was barely there. Watery with only a hint of roasted cocoa. I will never drink this beer in the US again.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

Photo of Beer_HOPper
3.91/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was fortunate to have a few pints at the St. James Gate Brewery and Storehouse in Dublin that I will never forget. I must say the pints in Ireland are much better than any where else.

I learned how to pour a Guinness from tap while at the brewery. You have to let Guinness settle for at least a few minutes before drinking. Otherwise, the nitrogen is going to affect your enjoyment. There are a few other tricks that most bartenders are unaware of that will affect your pour. Authentic Irish bars should know how to pour a Guinness correctly, beware of others.

Myth has it, if you tap the side of your pint of Guinness with a coin and hear a metallic sound, then, this pint is NOT ready. If you hear a thud, like tapping on wood, then, this pint IS ready to enjoy.

Appearance: 2 fingers of creamy head and very dark brown to black body. IMHO, Guinness set the standard of what a beer should look like right after a pour. 4.6

Smell: Oats, biscuit cookie, with some milk chocolate, 3.7

Taste: creamy coffee, chocolate, butter biscuit cookie and oats, 4.2 Yum!

Feel: much thinner than it looks. A little sticky like milk chocolate, 3.8

Overall: this is my go to (can) beer and standard dry stout, 4.07.

Note: the Guinness recipe outside of Ireland is different for each region of the world. The Foreign Extra for Africa is another favorite.

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of scratch69
4.58/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I had this in a on nitro-tap pint glass.

Appearance- Very dark brown, almost black. Two fingers worth of tan colored head that leaves rings of lace behind with each swallow.

Smell- Dark roasted malt, smoke, coffee, and a bit of caramel.

Taste- Very similar to the nose with a hint of hops for balance.

Mouthfeel- Full bodied, creamy and super smooth. Very nice amount of carbonation.

Overall- This is the standard that all stouts should aspire to. I have had this in a bottle and a can, but on nitro-tap is the best.

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
3.46 out of 5 based on 7,624 ratings.
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