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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Ratings: 1,973 |  Reviews: 445
Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.78/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Not a horrible black lager by any means, but nothing major about it. A great velvety texture, but little in the way of flavor. A little bit of roast to it.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.07/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I thought Guinness stout was a little on the watery side, but this one is much thinner. Barely any roasted malts at all. A touch of that euro lager taste a la Stella Artois. Kind of lame and unremarkable. What's up with that "Cold Brewed" shit? Let's not try to be ole blue mountain Coors here.

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Photo of CTJman
2.65/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mlockman
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very much like a schwarzbier with a strong aftertaste.

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Photo of Jaisell
3.15/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MisterKilderkin
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eziel
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jesticals
3.36/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Matt141
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBryn
3.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I think this would be a great dark lager if available in draft.

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Photo of MizzouBrew
3.74/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

At 4.5%, it's easy drinking, with a mild dark lager flavor. A good substitute for the traditional lager, when you want something just a little different.

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Photo of Yeldarb92
3.33/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drunkenmess
3.44/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Really expected more from this beer. Wanted it to be awesome, turned out not bad. A little light for my taste, love the heavier stuff. Still love Guinness! Just not this...

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Photo of JohnGalt1
2.43/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

rb

Bottle from the COOP... Clear dark walnut brew, foamy light khaki head sticks around for a bit... Nose shows washed out dark malt and little else. Flavor is dry bitter maltiness with background dry toast... No hops to speak off... watery.. Won't ever buy again.

3.75/2.5/2.25/2.5/2.25

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Photo of ThirstyHungryLife
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of UPBrewer92
2.74/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cabelgabel
3.36/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trevorreg
3.17/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of devin305
3.13/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of cgrunin
3.35/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phar0s
2.62/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DaverCS
3.03/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Consumed on St. Pats day just to say I had some Guinness. Pours black as night with a finger of off white head that dissipates quickly. Overly carbonated for the style.

Aroma yields dark roasted grains, molasses, and unsweetened chocolate.

Taste is as if they took a flavorful beer and just removed all of the flavor.... Up front I get some of that sweet molases and roasted barley, but this is extremely short lived. After that initial thought of flavor, the beer converts to a light bodied, over-carbonated mess. I get some mineraliness but not nearly as much as the Guinness stout.

Overall, not something I would ever get again. I can understand the market I guess, but definitely not my cup of tea ( or beer for that matter). Also I'm not understanding the cold brewed methodology they are boasting? I would pair this with a nice Reuben sando or corned beef and cabbage ( I mean that's the only time I would ever consider a Guinness beer). it gets a 61/100.

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Photo of ifixufly
3.06/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.32/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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