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: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

This beer seems to be slammed by craft drinkers way too much. I think it is a pretty solid stout.

A - The beer pours a dark brown color, but because of the nitro widget the brown rises and turns into a very creamy nice 1 1/2 finger of head and the beer turns black with tinges of dark red on the edges. Great looking stout.

S - A lot of people say it is hard to get a nose on this but right away I get hints of chocolate and roasty coffee in the first smell.

T - Roasted malts, once again chocolate, and robust coffee. Good taste.

M - I have had a few stouts and this one is quite light-bodied, but smooth.

O - Very solid stout, not my favorite but an easy drinking decent beer.

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look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This used to be my top beer choice for roughly a decade, and still hangs by a thread as my number 1, with Murphy's Irish Stout encroaching rapidly on the spot. I swear that Guinness has changed over the last while - it seems a bit watered-down. That, and the ad-campaigns are seemingly more and more geared towards a club crowd; something, needless to say, seems off at the old Guinness brewery lately.

That said, it remains a perennial favourite of mine.

Look - Beautiful-looking beer. Classic ruby-black colour with an unforgettable appearance right after the initial pour as the beer settles.

Smell - Faint hint of roasted barley, but not much going on here.

Taste - Slightly bitter, roasted barley flavour. No trace of hops that I can detect. Lingering bit of bitterness. Bit of coffee.

Feel - Milky, goes down as smooth as satin. Lately, has felt a bit watery though compared to what I remember. Little carbonation, which is a good thing.

Overall, a classic and favourite but something just seems amiss something changed??

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Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
3.46 out of 5 based on 7,681 ratings.
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