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Guinness Black Lager - Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Black LagerGuinness Black Lager

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BA SCORE
72
okay

1,673 Ratings
THE BROS
71
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Ratings: 1,673
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 19.55%
Wants: 20
Gots: 102 | 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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Chou

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

04-17-2012 23:04:14 | More by Chou
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TexasZach

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

04-17-2012 11:10:36 | More by TexasZach
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justinkelley


4.25/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I absolutely love Guinness, as well as the Foreign Extra, and I think this is a great beer. It was getting so much hate that I decided to create an account and do this as my first review. It is very refreshing and goes down great. Not much smell, but great taste and after-taste, and easy to put down if you are looking for something lighter than Guinness.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 23:58:33 | More by justinkelley
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GMan

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

04-15-2012 23:50:15 | More by GMan
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PGVG

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

04-14-2012 23:35:54 | More by PGVG
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Rich540

California

2.25/5  rDev -27.9%

04-14-2012 01:04:33 | More by Rich540
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HxC90


2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

04-13-2012 14:02:04 | More by HxC90
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IPABrewski


3/5  rDev -3.8%

04-12-2012 02:14:24 | More by IPABrewski
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Buster

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-09-2012 03:09:58 | More by Buster
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Chrisdslap

California

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

04-07-2012 22:50:59 | More by Chrisdslap
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

2.63/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light tan head. Color is a dark caramel brown.

Aroma: Roasted malts, coffee, caramel, and chocolate.

Taste: Very bland with coffee roast and chocolate. Definitely has the Guinness house flavor, but not much here.

Mouthfeel: Dry and roasted. Light bodied with a higher amount of carbonation. Ends dry.

Overall, this was okay, but nothing special. Not very flavor. My brother described as the equivalent of an American amber. I agreed.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 07:56:37 | More by mothman
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burnerfinger

Texas

2.95/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

bought this a goody-goody first time I saw it with HIGHEST of hopes for any guinnes product:

poured from the 12 oz bottle into my new belgium goblet:

A: very nearly perfect APPEARANCE: almost opaque, super- rocky thick head and nice lacing.

s: is where the DISappointment begins. No hopes, really not much at all to the nose. just a bit metallic

t - this is like a macro masqureading as a stout.
flavor is seriously lacking.

M: thin. not much going on except for the look

D: HI drinkablibity like any of the macros.

I'm serioulsy dissappointed - having a hard time reconciling the name Guinness with this good-looking swill. I wish I never bought this so as to not tarnish the Guniess name.

overall I have to mark this even LOWER than the macros becuase I hold Guinness to hi standard and they fell WELL short.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 06:07:11 | More by burnerfinger
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Guinness lager
Poured into pint glass

Appearance- Pours a nice dark brown nearly black color with a lighter tan head. The head faded quite fast giving way to a very light lacing.

Smell – The smell is largely of lighter roasted malts and is of light coffee and chocolate notes.

Taste – The taste is of roasted malts and is of light coffee and chocolate notes. These start out a little more on the sweeter side and bitter more as the taste advances. But the flavor is overall very consistent throughout.

Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is a bit on the lighter side with a medium level of carbonation. The carbonation is quite appropriate and complements the beer quite well, but the mouthfeel leaves something to be desired as it could use some more thickness.

Overall - Nothing too spectacular, but not bad. I prefer the original stout, as the lager is a bit more one-dimensional in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 01:33:00 | More by Darkmagus82
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

04-07-2012 01:25:33 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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DaleB50

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -3.8%

04-06-2012 16:24:40 | More by DaleB50
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zmbi_drift


3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-06-2012 05:52:28 | More by zmbi_drift
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MadBurgerMaker

Texas

3/5  rDev -3.8%

04-06-2012 05:35:37 | More by MadBurgerMaker
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Popp24

California

3/5  rDev -3.8%

04-04-2012 17:41:24 | More by Popp24
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Jared2287


2.25/5  rDev -27.9%

04-03-2012 19:40:00 | More by Jared2287
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Jhatwig


3/5  rDev -3.8%

04-03-2012 03:10:57 | More by Jhatwig
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elBecko

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

04-03-2012 01:58:23 | More by elBecko
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Dokteravalanche


3/5  rDev -3.8%

04-03-2012 00:21:01 | More by Dokteravalanche
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skyturnedgrey

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-01-2012 22:36:50 | More by skyturnedgrey
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dtjirish


3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

04-01-2012 22:28:01 | More by dtjirish
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beerme626

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-01-2012 21:03:48 | More by beerme626
Guinness Black Lager from Guinness Ltd.
72 out of 100 based on 1,673 ratings.