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Guinness Black Lager - Guinness Ltd.

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1,736 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,736
Reviews: 419
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 19.49%
Wants: 21
Gots: 128 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of GuinnessRegular92
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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3.32/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

KevChiTown, Sep 09, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev +3.5%

Gra1164, Sep 07, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +39.3%

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2.8/5  rDev -10.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Dayman766, Sep 06, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +27.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +35.8%

Sathanas, Sep 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

funkyaudio, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +27.8%

Guinness Black Lager has a pretty thick, spongy, beige head, which dies away rather quickly, a very dark brown appearance, with some brown highlights around the edges where the light hits it, and faint lacing left behind. The aroma is of mild, dark bread crust with a trace of sweetness. Taste is of dark, but not burnt, malt, sweetness, bread, and a rounding hop bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Guinness Black Lager finishes smooth and highly drinkable.


RonaldTheriot, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of utopiajane
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Pours dark and completely opaque without much ruby hue or chance to see it. Thick persistent tan head of loose bubbles that lasted and left lace. Nose is low malt aroma that has a a light bit of floral hops that come forward as it warms. At first there is a only a grain scent then as the beer opens up , there is a light caramel, a bit of weak coffee and a lightly sweet and very light cocoa powder.

Taste is rich and fullish. A very small hint of the green apple right out of the bottle and then it fades off in the drink in submission to the roast. Medium mouthfeel and very creamy. Smooth malt that does show some mild roast as the beer opens up, light caramel, light cocoa and weak coffee. It finishes with a roasty dryness and a touch of hops at the very last minute.

I would say that this beer is not terribly sweet but has a luscious mouthfeel that accents the subtle flavors that it does have. Has a brief bite from carbonation and drinks very well. After taste is brown bread.

utopiajane, Sep 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

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4/5  rDev +27.8%

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

crosbyms, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of dakotaben
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

A pours dark. not a log lasting tan head that did not stick around

S I smelled it right away when poured. Toasty grain taste.

T I get a significant part of the toast in the taste

M- moderate thickness with little carbonation.

O - People don’t seem to like this, but I think it is a decent beer.

dakotaben, Aug 24, 2014
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Guinness Black Lager from Guinness Ltd.
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