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


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RATINGS: 688   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Pours a very dark brown, not totally black, with a nice tan head. Aroma is mildly roasty. And flavor is mildly roasty. Shockingly little going on here. Sent a search party out for flavor and couldnít find hardly anything even after I boldly ignored the bottle instructions and allowed it to warm up - in a glass. At least nothing offensive here. I kinda liked this one looking forward to the next one.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
vikingguy (1060) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Black with tall foamy tan head. Grassy, corn aroma. Taste - roasted malt and grassy hops. Notes of coffee and toast. Medium body. Easy drinking, but overall rather boring. Just ok for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Black in color, clear with a thin white head. Good dark malt and lager aroma. I found this a very easy drinking nice dark beer. This is a great beer for when you want some flavor but not the heaviness. i liked the flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Bottle and served in Guinness pint glass: Pours a deep brown with reddish highlights topped by a fizzy head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of ashy, roasted, and bready malts, some dark fruit and a hint of soapy yeast. The taste is utterly ordinary, simple sugars, sweet malt, heavy wet grains and a touch of herbal Continental hops. The mouth feel is watery and fades into a distance far too quickly. Even for a session Schwarzbier this lacks any real German character. Honest it was what I expected... sadly. (The McSorleys Irish Black Lager is world class compared to this)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wildbillvms (45) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2012
The best way to describe this beer is mix 50% Guinness with 50% Michelob Ultra... It has a very good taste, then after you swallow , the taste disappears like Ultra does? So? Less filling / Tastes great while in mouth?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
brew4fun (209) - West Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2012
I was really looking forward to this one. Any expectations I held were immediately snuffed out with the first sip. It seems to be a pale lager with just enough roasted malt to color it - which is very little. What is "cold-brewed", anyway?? Very thin body, very abrupt finish. May be a passable "lawnmower beer", except for the price.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SPDickerman (1163) - 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 (3376) - 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 donít 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 (6974) - 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 wonít be buying it again

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