Guinness Black Lager | Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Black LagerGuinness Black Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mdagnew on 04-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,973
Reviews:
445
Avg:
3.08
pDev:
19.81%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
329
For Trade:
0
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Dark brown, but not quite black in color, this beer has a tan head. Some streaks of red shine through the liquid when it's held to the light. The aroma has a touch of malt...a little roasty...dark chocolate and faint coffee. It's a clean smell, no fruit and little hops. The taste is equally clean and the mouthfeel is smooth. Some chocolate and toasted malt, together with a medium hop bitterness. Medium to light in body. It's not as flavorful as I would have liked. Nothing offensive or wrong with this beer...it's a clean and tasty black lager. Unfortunately, there's also nothing particularly exciting here.

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Pours an almost opaque deep brown color with garnet highlights and a dense one inch cream head that lingers.

Roast malt, a touch of chocolate, and herbal hops comprise the aroma. There's a bit of grain and coffee grounds present.

Flavor is a bit watery, with roast malt and slightly acrid coffee leading into a somewhat bitter finish.

Body is fairly light, with moderate carbonation.

Overall, a somewhat weak brew. It is pretty one note, but it just seems watered down.

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Guinness Black Lager from Guinness Ltd.
3.08 out of 5 based on 1,973 ratings.
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