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Guinness Black Lager - Guinness Ltd.

Guinness Black LagerGuinness Black Lager

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Ratings: 1536
Reviews: 407
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 19.55%


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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brewskifan55

Mississippi

3.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter

Appearance: Expresso black with amber highlights. Half finger head that spirits away quickly. Good lacing.

Smell: dark chocolate and barley

Taste: barley and malts come through. Also got coffee and cola. This doesn't taste like a lagered down stout.

Mouthfeel: medium; good carbonation.

Overall: I was expecting to be disappointed from reading other reviews, but I thought this was a decent drinker. Smooth. Goes good with Swiss cheese. Sam Adams Black Lager is a bit better, but I have no complaints with this Guinness version. It won't win any stout drinkers away from the Guinness mother ship.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 15:44:31 | More by brewskifan55
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Guinness Black Lager $8.99(OH)

11.2 oz brown bottle poured into a stemless white wine glass. No freshness date.

pours a shade lighter than Guinness draught. holding it up i can see my ceiling light through the glass. a two finger tan head that doesn't last long and gives way to minimal lacing.

i can smell some roasted malts, a bit of coffee, and maybe some caramel flavors.

taste follows the nose. A decent roasted malt followed by a weak touch of coffee. A slight toffee caramel taste at the end.

the mouth feel is poor. very watery and hardly any taste clings to your palate. It is smooth, but there's not a whole lot there to smooth out to begin with.

Overall this is what i expected. A supplement for Guinness draught. Not my Cup of tea if you know what i mean. I mean Guinness was just OK, it's little brother is gonna be weaker.

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Look: straight from the bottle. Very dark, and the bottle is pleasing to look at.

Smell: smelling straight from the bottle yields not much of anything.

taste: This is where it lacks. First sip tasted like water with a weird skunky taste. For a second I thought I had gotten bad beer but remembered this is a completely different style of the beer I had 30 minutes ago. Taste like bad water in my opinion with a very weak beer linger. Some weak "coffee-like" taste pokes through at the end.

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Guinness Black Lager from Guinness Ltd.
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