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Guinness Black Lager - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
71
okay

1,784 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 1,784
Reviews: 419
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 19.49%
Wants: 23
Gots: 147 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd. visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mdagnew on 04-03-2010)
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2.45/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Guinness and Lager do not mix. I love Guinness Regular (in the pub) and Guinness Extra Stout and my favorite is Foreign Extra but this Guinness is terrible. It tasted slightly like Guinness but it just didn't hit the spot of the way other Guinness tastes. Lager is lager and Guinness is Guinness. Just keep it that way.

GuinnessRegular92, Jun 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

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5/5  rDev +59.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.28/5  rDev +4.8%

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2.97/5  rDev -5.1%

Singles cooler at Kessler's in Aberdeen, SD.

Appearance (4) : Cap pops off with a good hiss and pours a fine, three fingered head, beige in color. The body is a coffee brown-black with 95% opacity. Hardly any light passes through, if any at all. Licks of lace are left around the glass with a quarter-thickness ring left throughout the review.

Aroma (3.25) : Dark earth notes, some old coffee grounds, mud. Not much here for character in the aroma. A little bit of barley malt with the imagination.

Taste (2.75) : Bitter-sour clash of dark roasted malts with just a hint of roasted coffee. The roast coffee flavor dries on the palate like a coat of paint in your mouth. I'm not too happy with this one.

Mouthfeel (3) : Carbonated lager feel, with a slight creaminess from the head. Dry, putrid roast coffee on the finish that doesn't go away fast enough.

Overall (2.97) : Dump. A poorly executed dark beer. I didn't think I'd be giving this 5's, but I didn't expect it to be quite this bad either. The roast flavor is okay, but it stays too long and becomes pasty on the palate after the swallow. A good example of how to NOT brew a black lager.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Tuesday at 05:10 AM
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

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Guinness Black Lager from Guinness Ltd.
71 out of 100 based on 1,784 ratings.