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Guinness Black Lager - Guinness Ltd.

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72
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1,714 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,714
Reviews: 415
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 19.55%
Wants: 19
Gots: 119 | 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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yaksurf

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

04-29-2012 17:58:08 | More by yaksurf
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gibbygano


3/5  rDev -3.8%

Though it looked amazing in my glass and smelled wonderful, the taste was average at best and it had the consistency of water. I have yet to have a good glass of Guinness here in the States, hopefully I will be proven wrong if I ever go to the Emerald Isle.

04-28-2012 05:57:45 | More by gibbygano
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cjbeckman

Delaware

3/5  rDev -3.8%

04-27-2012 23:30:28 | More by cjbeckman
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ale207

Maine

3/5  rDev -3.8%

04-27-2012 21:38:19 | More by ale207
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Happy_Camper


4/5  rDev +28.2%

04-26-2012 17:17:03 | More by Happy_Camper
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LordVodka

California

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-24-2012 07:40:31 | More by LordVodka
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KevSal

California

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-23-2012 05:51:21 | More by KevSal
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mkbarron2131

California

3/5  rDev -3.8%

04-23-2012 00:15:34 | More by mkbarron2131
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ktuc

Oklahoma

2/5  rDev -35.9%

04-22-2012 14:27:53 | More by ktuc
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

04-22-2012 02:01:27 | More by ShemRahBoo
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Nathanhlind


3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

04-21-2012 19:03:02 | More by Nathanhlind
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Scoobert

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-20-2012 19:55:31 | More by Scoobert
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fountainofyouth

District of Columbia

2.98/5  rDev -4.5%

A single bottle purchased at Whole Foods poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: About the same shade as regular Guinness, but the head is pretty small and a little dark for black lager. Minimal lacing.

Smell: At first it's a little skunky, but it gets better after it's settled. Some hops up front resemble catnip, and the grain malt reminds me of oatmeal.

Taste: A review I read a long time ago said this was like Intro to Guinness, and I kind of have to agree. It's like the Guinness flavor profile, but with lower quality grain and made to resemble schwarzbier a little. Not terrible, but it's no surprise that this is what they chose to mass market. Inoffensive to those saps who can't handle a stout.

Mouthfeel: Restrained carbonation and a clean lager feel. Not as heavy as its top-fermenting cousin.

Overall: Meh, about what you'd expect. It's Guinness minus anything distinguishing.

04-19-2012 03:01:28 | More by fountainofyouth
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XenonX

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-19-2012 00:21:56 | More by XenonX
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pandatron

California

1/5  rDev -67.9%

04-18-2012 23:04:35 | More by pandatron
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yergermeister

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

04-18-2012 15:06:13 | More by yergermeister
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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%

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.

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
Guinness Black Lager from Guinness Ltd.
72 out of 100 based on 1,714 ratings.