Guinness Black Lager | Guinness Ltd.

Guinness Black LagerGuinness Black Lager
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Guinness Black LagerGuinness Black Lager

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Guinness Ltd.

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mdagnew on 04-03-2010

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle to an imperial pint. 11.2 oz. bottle - I feel like this must be the metric system creeping into my life. Probably exactly 1/3 liter but rounded down to 11.2 oz. I cannot verify but I believe a Julian date stamp says bottled 8/31/2012. Purchased in the holiday 12-pack.

A: Clear, dark cola in color with active carbonation and a foamy cocoa hued head. Looks like a frothy Coca-Cola.

S: Roasted malt and barley with a touch of doughy yeast. Very generic.

T: Very grassy, roasted grains, a hint of black licorice, resinous finish.

M: Crisp and thin with a very high amount of carbonation.

O: Not offensive, but not memorable. My first go of a Euro Dark Lager that I'm aware of.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a reddish hued black with a white head that disappated quickly leaving ample snow white lacing down glass.

Subdued roast a whiff of adjunct and possibly a hint of noble hops.

Easy drinking roast with a tad adjunct that sports a firm bitterness and a touch of hop flavor.

medium light bodied guzzla that has more taste than your american light lager brews.

Drinkable for sure, prolly not my cup of brew though.

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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

11.2 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark cola color with a good amount of opacity for the style. The head is a one finger heavy cream color that leaves behind a good amount of lacing. Poor retention, as expected from a lager.

S: A bit of roasted barley, chocolate...and corn adjuncts. Completely bland, rather than subpar.

T: Hey, a bit of roasted barley to open the flavor profile! That's cool. The corn adjuncts seem to be muted, or at least more muted than I cynically feared. Finish is bit of fruity sweetness, lager crispness, and the faintest 'ping' of chocolate. Better than I expected - but still, don't let it warm up or the adjuncts will come out in full force.

M: Light and crisp, but not quite as dry as the bog-standard Guinness draught. The carbonation is fizzy and even intense as expected.

O: Not horrible. Wouldn't seek it out or probably even buy again, but I'd gladly drink one if offered to me freely. This has its place being the weak link in the Guinness winter selection pack.

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