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Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Schwarzbier
Dublin, Ireland

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 661   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Guinness Black Lager is cold-brewed with roasted barley to deliver the refreshing taste of lager with the unique character of Guinness. Enjoy ice cold straight from the bottle.

Known as Premium Beer in Malaysia, where it is 5%.


1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Darwenus (562) - Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Pours dark brown, almost black, with very little foam. The aroma is a little bit of charcoal, a little bit of coffee, and average lager notes. The flavor is slightly sweet and rich, but the after-taste is godawful. Medicinal. A little astringent. I won’t have this again.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BierMeHoos (147) - Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2014
From a bottle. Black pour with a very thin head. Sweet malt aroma. Sweet on the palette and all around just ok. Not a fan just kind of blah.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ILduce (208) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
Black beer? More like, blah beer. The appearance is nice, but that’s it. You really have to reach for the Nutty, malty, roasty nose. Taste is of weak malt flavourings, bread crumbs and old coffee. Just boring. Guinness, don’t quit your day job.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
digopossobon (295) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 20, 2014
Muito creme. Castanho e denso. Líquido negro e opaco. Aroma adocicado e alcoólico. Intensidade média para baixa. Um pouco de canela. Muito bom. Pouco densa. Típico sabor de café torrado. Um pouco picante. Muito mais suave que a Guinness original. Bastante amarga.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerbaaron (1314) - Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2014
A nice looking black beer with a beige head. Odd aroma. Like artificial dry stale light roasted malt. Flavor is similar. No real quality character. Does not offer much.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1311) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Guinness Black Lager has a pretty thick, spongy, beige head, which dies away rather quickly, a very dark brown appearance, with some brown highlights around the edges where the light hits it, and faint lacing left behind. The aroma is of mild, dark bread crust with a trace of sweetness. Taste is of dark, but not burnt, malt, sweetness, bread, and a rounding hop bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Guinness Black Lager finishes smooth and highly drinkable. RJT

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gethinbeer (2194) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
Black pour with a thin head. Sweet malt aroma. Sweet on the palette and all around really. Slight hints of roasted malt flavour.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Gaff_ (1) - - AUG 12, 2014 does not count
What a waste of ingredients. Dark beer with a nice foamy head. That’s the only positive, looks. It has a slightly nutty flavour with hints of coffee.However, it tastes awful. It’s nothing short of a horror. Something that should never have been created.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pacv27 (5) - - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
Taken from notes. Dark brown w/ thick foamy head. Very smooth with a nutty flavor and hints of coffee. Less bitter than the stout and overall a very sessionable beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bork (318) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2014 Virtually flavorless beer save some lightly sweet, fruity notes and a little bit of toast. Spritzy, watery and low on everything.


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