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Guinness Black Lager - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
72
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1,740 Ratings
THE BROS
71
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Ratings: 1,740
Reviews: 419
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 19.49%
Wants: 22
Gots: 132 | 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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5/5  rDev +59.7%

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5/5  rDev +59.7%

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5/5  rDev +59.7%

Good.

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4.95/5  rDev +58.1%

Excellent beer - Full bodied and sessionable. Everything you could ask for in a beer. -0.05/5 because some other Schwarzbiers are better, in my opinion, though this is a go-to beer for me.

Cybr, Sep 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +51.8%

radiantdesigner, Mar 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +51.8%

jeddis1, Jun 29, 2012
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Briddle91, Jan 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +51.8%

magoover, May 03, 2012
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PressEnter, May 01, 2014
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4.74/5  rDev +51.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

As the name suggests, it's a bit of a darker spin on Guinness stout. Pour yields a gentle head. The aroma is intoxicating. The roasted barley absolutely dances off the beer. Like the stout, it seems much darker and heavier than it actually is. The malt is balanced very nicely. So full of flavor, without feeling too overpowering.

thefullmontiii, Aug 06, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +49.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a fantastic black color with wonderful head and some very nice lacing. Excellent scent with a cool and sweet maltiness, great toastiness scents, and hints of chocolate. Fantastic flavors, with a great smooth and sweet malt with excellent undertoned yet noticable chocolate bites, and slight coffee hints; slight earthy hop finish. Extremely smooth, it goes down a treat.

JamesS, Sep 03, 2011
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4.6/5  rDev +47%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

If you know what a black lager is, and what characteristics it is supposed to have, this is pretty much a perfect representation.

A black lager is supposed to be lighter in mouthfeel (high drinkability and refreshing), with a stout-like sweet, roasted-malt taste. This is what Guinness's black lager is. It is a little light in color for a black lager, but that is the only deficiency. It has a very not heavy mouthfeel (very different than Guinness stouts, as it should be). It has a very strong roasted malt taste with nodes of sweetness from the converted starches.

If you like black lager, drink this.

TheAdventurella, Jan 28, 2012
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Guinness Black Lager from Guinness Ltd.
72 out of 100 based on 1,740 ratings.