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Guinness Black Lager - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
72
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1,883 Ratings
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71
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Ratings: 1,883
Reviews: 433
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 19.43%
Wants: 27
Gots: 237 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd. visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mdagnew on 04-03-2010

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Ratings: 1,883 | Reviews: 433
Photo of devin305
3.13/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of cgrunin
3.35/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phar0s
2.62/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DaverCS
3.03/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Consumed on St. Pats day just to say I had some Guinness. Pours black as night with a finger of off white head that dissipates quickly. Overly carbonated for the style.

Aroma yields dark roasted grains, molasses, and unsweetened chocolate.

Taste is as if they took a flavorful beer and just removed all of the flavor.... Up front I get some of that sweet molases and roasted barley, but this is extremely short lived. After that initial thought of flavor, the beer converts to a light bodied, over-carbonated mess. I get some mineraliness but not nearly as much as the Guinness stout.

Overall, not something I would ever get again. I can understand the market I guess, but definitely not my cup of tea ( or beer for that matter). Also I'm not understanding the cold brewed methodology they are boasting? I would pair this with a nice Reuben sando or corned beef and cabbage ( I mean that's the only time I would ever consider a Guinness beer). it gets a 61/100.

Photo of ifixufly
3.06/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.32/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sethmcconkey
3.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mike7141954
4.94/5  rDev +57.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fantastic brew! Better than buttwiper!

Photo of 5EKF
2.66/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.43/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Petro2134
4.71/5  rDev +50%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Extremely smooth. Great beer and no bad after taste. First time Guinness drinker here. Can't wait to try more Guinness.

Photo of poppollutesminds
2.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of lemmy187
3.39/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Winston3737
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sdm9465
3.22/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kmcmillen
3.78/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I am not sure why people don't care for this beer, but I love the taste and the smooth coffee smell and flavor. While I recognize that there are better black lagers, I maintain this is an oldie but goodie.

Photo of BB1980
3.52/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Moose90
2.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of trepidity
4/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good unique beer, but doesn't rock my house

Photo of Grogsky
3.69/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KingBiscuit
3.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chug-a-lug
3.7/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

For a lager pretty good. While drinking no doubt it's a Guinness.

Photo of jwswigs
3.4/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of datalager
3.09/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Guinness Black Lager from Guinness Ltd.
72 out of 100 based on 1,883 ratings.