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Guinness Draught

Dry Stout /4.2% ABV / Ireland

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Product details

Dry Stout
Calories per Serving (12 oz)
Tasting Notes
Balanced, Chocolate, Creamy, Dry, Velvety
Food Pairing
Dessert - Chocolate & Coffee, Nuts, Shellfish
Suggested Glassware
Pint Glass
Suggested Serving Temperature
45-50° F

Product description

Guinness Draught Stout is the original nitrogen-infused beer. Although to the uninitiated, it can look dark and heavy, it actually tastes deliciously light and smooth, swirling with notes of roasted barley, caramel, coffee and chocolate. The net result is a flavorful stout that’s as approachable as a lager — which it has long been one of the world’s great pub beers. Another surprise is its low-calorie count, just 126 calories for a 12-ounce serve. That’s just 15 calories less than a typical light beer.

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Community reviews

4.8142 Reviews
  • David Laster.
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    Came as bottles

  • Nick

    Great product!

  • Edward Flores.
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    Very good. Good value cost/amount

  • Kenny
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    After a long hard day of work, nothing is better than a Guinness. It’s full flavor is like a small meal that gratifies your hunger too.

  • Amy DeLong.
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    Very awesome

  • Jennie Lake.
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    Always great!

  • Clara Luz Zientara.
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    Love it!

  • Michelle
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    Not a fan of draft

  • gaye guida-dennis
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    well lads and lassies, tis the season you know. i love an ice cold (yes, i know, should be room temp) black and tan.

  • Windber Brandt.
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    Product was better than I expected. Never had it before and I was pleasantly surprised. Saving a couple of bottles to cook corned beef with.



Dry stout is a dark ale that uses roasted barley as a base, contributing to its opaque black color. That roasted barley also gives it a dry-roasted flavor with heavy notes of coffee, bittersweet chocolate and roasted malt. Many bartenders choose to serve dry stout using nitrogen gas taps, giving it a creamy, smooth body. While the presence of hops does contribute some bitterness to dry stout, this is balanced by the pleasant creaminess. Dry stout tends to have an alcohol by volume (ABV) between 3.8% and 5%, putting it on the low end of the spectrum of alcohol.
Dry stout’s opaque, black color hints at the flavors that await within. The use of roasted barley gives this beer a dry-roasted character, with heavy notes of coffee, bittersweet chocolate and a medium to medium-high hop bitterness. In order to preserve the beer’s creamy, smooth body — an attribute that works wonders to balance out bitterness — many bartenders dispense dry stout using nitrogen gas taps. Dry stouts tend to have an alcohol by volume (ABV) level between 3.8% and 5%, making them a fairly light beer in that regard.
Dry stout comes with an alcohol by volume (ABV) between 3.8% and 5%. As with other stouts, this very reasonable amount of alcohol makes it quite drinkable. Dry stout has a creamy, light body that’s smooth and balances the medium to medium-high bitterness created by the hops. Dry stout also enjoys notes of coffee, chocolate and roasted barley, which are on brand with its opaque, black color.
Dry stout is not gluten-free, friends — this black beer’s dry-roasted, flavorful character comes directly from the use of roasted barley in its makeup. Barley is a grain that’s chock full of gluten. In a dry stout, roasted barley creates a rich, smooth flavor that carries coffee, chocolate and roasted malt notes. The hops (which are actually not a source of additional gluten) add a pleasant bitterness that ranges from medium to medium-high. All of this is to say that dry stout is a complex, rich beer that’s sadly not gluten-free — but who knows what innovators will come up with in the coming years?
Dry stout is an ale. As such, that means stout is made using top-fermenting yeast in warm temperatures (usually between 60°F and 70°F). This sets it apart from lagers made using bottom-fermenting yeast in colder temperatures between 35°F and 50°F. Dry stouts are usually black, carrying notes of coffee, chocolate and bittersweet hops. The color and flavors come mainly from the use of roasted barley, which give it a generous, complex profile. 
Dry stout weighs in at 125 calories and 10 grams of carbs for a 12 oz. serving, making it relatively light as far as beers go. Your average 12 oz. glass of beer comes with 150 calories and 13 grams of carbs, for comparison. Dry stout is a dark, opaque beer made with roasted barley, which imparts notes of coffee and chocolate to its flavor profile. It’s often served using nitrogen gas taps, which create a creaminess that balances out the medium to medium-high hop bitterness.

About The Brand

Guinness signed a 9000-year-lease on their brewery back in 1759, so they've been around a while and they clearly plan to be around a while longer. Luckily, they have a knack for delicious beers as evidenced by the fact that Guinness was being exported around the world by the end of the 18th century (for a period of time, Guinness was the largest brewer in the world).

For many years (centuries, actually) they focused on stouts. But they've always been creative types — opening their first experimental brewery in 1904 and launching Guinness Draught, the world's first nitro beer in 1959. In 2018, they opened up their Guinness Open Gate Brewery to explore all manner of new beers from sours to IPAs to doppelbocks – all available in the taproom above the brewery.

Guinness Recipes

Dublin Drop

  • shot

No longer a politically correct term as the name, Irish Car Bomb, references a dark time in Ireland's history, this bomber style shot is still quite popular stateside, especially on St. Patrick's Day. As veterans will tell you, drink it quickly or you're left with a curdled class of beer, whiskey, and irish cream.

Shamrock Shake Smash

  • spring

This festive take on an ice cream float combines the classic smooth flavor of Guinness Stout with the funky (but familiar) McDonald's Shamrock Shake. It's like your very own pot of gold, no rainbow required.

Half And Half

  • beer

The Black and Tan is a classic beer cocktail where a pale ale and stout beers are layered in a pint glass to show the light and dark combination this drink's name suggests.

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