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Guinness Black Lager - Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Black LagerGuinness Black Lager

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1,858 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,858
Reviews: 426
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 19.49%
Wants: 25
Gots: 203 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: mdagnew on 04-03-2010

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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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Picked one up on sale from the local liquor chain store. I'm under presumption that this is a new product.

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.

mouthfeel: reminiscent of bad thick water.

overall: weak beer. I would DEFINITELY not try this again. I've tried other Guinness before and this is a WAY different beer. It does have that slightly "guinness" taste, that is coffe/roated toffee, but very subtle and under all that carbonated water. If that little Guinness signature taste was not there, I would swear I was drinking mineral water. I could not finish the beer and poured it out with about 1/3 left. It gave me a sore stomach.

The only plus is the great looking bottle. and maybe less calories. A strong Guinness character SHOULD NOT try to cover/dumb down their signature taste, Guinness and lager do not mix.

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Guinness Black Lager from Guinness Ltd.
72 out of 100 based on 1,858 ratings.