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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Added by mdagnew on 04-03-2010

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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1.76/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer pours black, period. There is a one finger, light brown head with lasting lace. The aroma is of burnt toast and anise. The flavor is roasted malt with nutty and phenolic notes. It's mouthfeel is light with a black licorice aftertaste. Guinness Black Lager is an okay beer, slightly recommended.

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2.58/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Generous portion poured at Total Wine.

Looks and smells like Guinness Stout. Coffee, roasted malts, and that ever so subtle hint of coffee, but the difference is the bite. Its got an astringent feeling that I associate with things like Budweiser, Coors Light, and Keystone. The taste is basically a combination of the Stout and a BMC. sad.

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of CMUbrew
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

11.2oz bottle (come on Europe) poured into a glass

A: Poured with a one finger light brown head that didn't last too long. Black color just like the name suggests. Only the slightest hint of deep ruby at the very edges of the glass. This is darker than the stout. No lacing.

S: Muted roasted barley smell. I didn't expect a lot in the nose.

T: The roast taste is actually very pleasant and just right.

M: Tingling carbonation with a light and only slightly watery body. Slightly crisp, easy drinking, and nice. The finish is semi-dry and seems appropriate for this being a lager.

O: I thought this was pretty good. Dare I say this impressed me more than the stout? On another note, do not compare this to a schwarzbier. This beer is not trying to be like Sam Adams black lager. It is a lager version of Guinness stout made with the intent to get customers who are too intimidated by the stout.

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Kooz
2.71/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured nice and dark with a little dark tan head. Looks good...

Very little nose on this one, not much going on there.

Tastes okay. A little bitter with a slightly malty aftertaste.

Beverly little body; pretty disappointing mouthfeel.

Overall, I expected more, but maybe I shouldn't have. There's no reason to think the makers of one of the best stouts would be any good at making a dark lager.

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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2/5  rDev -36.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of aranheaney
3.03/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a Three Heads Brewing pint glass:

A-Jet Black, little to no head

S-Some roast and malt, but not much

T-bland, disappointing, a bit of roast and not much else

M-lots of carbonation, almost soda-like

O-pretty ordinary, if its trying to be a schwarzbier, it misses the mark, wouldn't recommend

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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A dark reddish brown body, rather opaque, with a half-finger tan head.

Roasted malts with cocoa notes in the aroma.

Taste is okay. Roasted grains with some husk astringency (not bad, but noticeable). A slight bitterness at the finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied. Clean with a slight sweetness.

An okay black lager, well-balanced with what flavors are there. Certainly drinkable, but I would rather go with a Full Sail Session Black or McSorely Irish Black Lager if given the option for a black lager. If I want a dark Guinness product, one of the stouts would be more to my liking.

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Beer rating: 3.14 out of 5 with 1,978 ratings