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


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RATINGS: 682   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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%.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SPDickerman (1080) - Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Pours dark brown with a large fluffy head. Smells like a dark malted lager. Tastes mildly malted and mildly hoppy. Light-bodied with a wet texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Guinness Black Lager finishes rather blandly.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Bought at Krogers. Black. Med. creamy, beige head. Aroma: Roasted chocolate malts. Flavor: Roasted coffee, like a light Stout. Roasty, clean finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
drjay44 (3087) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Ignoring the directions to drink straight from the bottle, I poured it into aglass. Poured a thin short lived head, over a clear, brown (SRM 30) body....nose is hints of coffee, chocolate (my imagination may have run rampant),, strong cereal....taste is ligth cereal malt, finishing with a bit of bitterness.....mouth feel light and watery, carbonation adds a sharp tongue startling bonk. This is not a Schwartzbier. It is a Pale Lager dyed black. When the brewery tells you to drink it from the bottle, it means "it don’t have no aroma". BJCP 5/3/9/4/5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sledutah (6250) - Utah, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle from the state store
Appearance: Black with with a medium sized beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, toffee, smokey and woody
Taste: Toasted malts, toffee and herbal
OK, but I won’t be buying it again

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gription79 (2716) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 1, 2012
12 ounce bottle
Aroma: minimal aroma- slight roasted malts, sulfur
Appearance: solid black, no head
Taste: some roasted malts, touch caramel sweetness
Palate: thin, highly carbonated
Overall: This is a very boring beer. Bland and no character to it at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle from pikapp327. On a night filled with cheap malt liquor, I was really hoping this would be the stand out beer of the night. Dark pour with a small tan head. Aroma is faintly roasted and pretty subdued. Taste is milky sweetness, sour grain, and a little more roast. Oh well.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle courtesy Fratto via pikapp327. Im already confused. This beer pours super dark. Black and brown color. Tan foamy head. Aroma is lightly chocolate and metallic. Flavor is dry, metallic, and a slight bit gross. No thank you.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
scarletfire65 (1191) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Very dark brown / black pour. The aroma is off, slight roasted malt, licorice, but also an uncharacteristic earthy mushroom aroma. Smells oxidized. Dissipates as the brew warms, but off putting at first. Light bodied, high carbonation, watery palate. Slight roasted malt, slight hoppiness, abrasive finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a small white-ish head. Pretty light on aroma but there is some malty scent with some light roasty notes. Taste is a light lager.. some well done barley in the mix. This is pretty decent but way overpriced.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2011
I did not care one bit for this brew. Something sort of "off"/bitter in the aftertaste that was just a downer. Aromas were weak as well as the flavors. Very thin and watery in texture. Only upside was the excellent lacing on the glass (but who wants to pay for that?!).

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