Guinness Black Lager | Guinness Ltd.

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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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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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2.44/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a dimpled mug.

A - Black with brown around the edges, with a pretty massive four-finger off-white craggy looking foam. (I must say Guinness beers do seem to always have a solid head) Head bubbles away pretty quickly. Clumps of patchy lacing.

S - Very faint grainy aroma. Some malt sweetness.

T - Roasted grains forward. Dextrin sweetness in the mid-palate. (Adjuncts?) Some nice musty euro hops carry the finish. Finishes better than it starts. That said, almost zero depth or richness to the flavors, and zero complexity.

M - Watery and thin; medium-high carbonation. Clean finish.

O - Honestly, this tastes like a BMC style dark lager. Only the hops in the finish save this from being complete crap. The malt taste is way to dextrin-like, and the flavors in general are extremely bland. I know Guinness can do better than this. Bleh.

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3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.53/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Solid white foam and decent lacing. Slight amber radiance, but it's mostly dark brown.

Smell: Very pale lager-like smell. Definitely some adjunct in there, something I haven't smelled before in a dark lager. Faint cocoa.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Faint coffee flavor. Pretty decent for a Euro dark. Smooth finish, as always with Guinness products.

Overall Drinkability: Not a bad brew. Still not nearly as good as Good Ole' Guinness Stout.

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of bucho
4.38/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As a huge fan of Guinness Draught, this Lager raises the bar.

It pours dark and appears heavy, but sits well after drinking. A very crisp, clean finish with plenty of taste.

A perfect beer for anyone who wants to drink the best.

Great job Guinness - keep it up.

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle

Pours dark cola , minor tan head, thin collar and minor lace.

Just a very faint whiff of dark bread on the nose.

Notes of some dark bread, not much else.

Pretty lame and boring brew. Unfortunate that Guinness doesnt seem to care to put out more of an interesting product. Oh well, glad I only poached one of these from a friends assortment box

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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +46.1%

Guinness Black Lager from Guinness Ltd.
3.08 out of 5 based on 1,974 ratings.
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