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

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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 647   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%.


1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
fiveacestx (594) - Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle - pours solid black with a medium tan head. Tastes like watery burnt toast.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
weihenweizen (1732) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Pours black with dark brown highlights and one inch light brown head. Some lacing, medium body, light/medium texture, and roasted malt aroma. Taste is roasted malt and some grassy hops in the finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Danny1217 (81) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Looks like a stout, but the taste is all lager. Nothing special about this at all. Very disappointing.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Location: 11.2 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 12/5/11

Aroma: The nose is fairly light, with some roasted notes, toast/bread, and a hint of chocolate
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a fizzy light brown head, and some spotty lace
Flavor: The taste is light-medium sweet, somewhat roasty/toasty, with just a hint of bitterness
Palate: The body is light, it is a little bit too watery, with a tingly mouthfeel, and a fairly short duration
Overall Impression: Alright, so Iíve seen enough commercials for this one to last me a lifetime. Well, I guess my expectations were a little to high here. It is pretty much just an adjunct watery attempt at a Schwazbier. At least I could tell what style they were going for, Iíll give them that.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2817) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
From the Intíl great Beer Expo. I expected not to like this beer. The aroma is smokey, roasty, burnt caramel. The appearance is lightly translucent brown, red hue. The flavor is just like the aroma, very enjoyable. The finish was sweet, with some piney hops. This was pretty good, and defied my expectations.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 3, 2011
Like I rated their 250 ann stout, this is the best Guinness can do? really? Your one of the best known brands in the world and you throw this crap out to the public. dissapointed.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Pours a pitch black. Aroma is slightly malty. Not much to it. Flavor is just as light. Very meh.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2011
(bottle) black with tan head. Roast malt aroma with a hint of hops. Flavor is roast malt with a grassy hops bitterness in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
twindadplus2 (591) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Medium brown with a small off-white head. Light herbal aroma with a hint of roasted malt and semi-sweet chocolate shavings. Flavor is lightly roasted malts with a bit of sweetness, light herbal hops bitterness. The finish is quick and lightly bitter with an active carbonation and a slightly watery but dry, crisp feel on the palate. Itís really not that bad but nothing spectacular.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a large creamy beige head that faded fairly quickly and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was a bit skunky, sour, tangy and industrial. The flavor was bitter, tangy and industrial with a sour, corny and almost medicinal undertone. Medium finish, smooth body. Blah.


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