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Brewed by St. Jamesís Gate (Diageo)
Style: Schwarzbier
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 638   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   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 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
worldbeertaste (1597) - AUSTRIA - JAN 22, 2014
Black with a red tint and a thin, white, frothy, disappearing head. Smells of dark dirty barley, feat, caramel extract, and dark malt. Medium thin body. Tastes of flat coke, with barley, caramel, malt extract and dirt. Very processed and blah. Itís not good

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cfrancis (2248) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
Pours black with a small white head. Aroma is light toasted malts. Taste is really lacking. Expecting some big roasted flavours, finding none.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
HuskerTan (447) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle. A- Metal, roasty, coffee. A- Black color, dark liquid, tan head. T- Licorice, roasted cereal, spiced. P- Medium body, average texture, medium carbonation, boring finish. O- Tastes like a Guinness Draught but with an obvious lager feel. Definitely does not look as great as a Guinness but itís not a bad beer.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryanscourt (662) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Nice toasty aroma. Was hoping more from the body though. Pretty weak with mostly metallic notes. Lager body is fine but thereís just not much flavor

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandon1989 (239) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2014
pours a dark black with a small head. the aroma roasted malt, brown sugar. the taste is very similar. not a terrible beer by any means but not the best.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hiero (127) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Tastes like Coke with a slight coffee aftertaste. Iím not sure if I drank a beer or a soda. If an alcoholic Coca-Cola was the goal, then they did a great job.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mstrcrwly (231) - New York, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Horrible..tried on a whim, just to see if Guinness has anything left to show..they donít..

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ESPh (63) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Poured black into a pint glass with a little head but unlike the stout. Almost a burnt barley flavor. Seemed a little thin. Would have this if nothing better is around but thatís about it.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (5525) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, bread and notes of coffee.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quevillon (2448) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
330 ml bottle purchase at the Hawkesbury LCBO on Decembre 12, 2013. Very dark burgundy, thin head. Aroma of roasted grain, a little coffee. Taste of light grains, dry and, sweet notes of sour fruit, aftertaste of dry coffee. Well it is its weaker cousin and that is not saying much!


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