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

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RATINGS: 675   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%.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DocLock (8341) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Bottle from Caponeís. Pours thick jet black with tan head. Nose is like a hoppier regular Guinness. Tastes malty, with resiny hops, less malt character than regular Guinness, and a lackluster body. A disappointment that just might change the joke where Arthur Guinness, Pete Coors, and Augie Busch sit around discussing beers.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pailhead (5397) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Bottle: The aroma consists of really light chocolate, nuts, and a hint of grass. It pours a dark brown with some red highlights when held to the light. It has a two finger beige head that leaves behind some spotty webbing for lacing. The flavor starts with light chocolate and caramel. The finish has some light nuttiness, roast, and a hint of fruit. Itís light bodied with lively carbonation that borders on being prickly. Overall, itís sort of a Schwarzbeir-light. While thereís nothing offensive, there isnít exactly a lot to like about it either.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
shrubber85 (8582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Bottle. Woody chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown color with giant tan head.. Lightly sweet chocolate malt flavor. Very light body. No bad flavors but extremely light.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Bottle. Black color. Tan head. Weak nose of malt and coffee. Flavor of toasty malts and coffee, but very weak and watery. Not the best black lager. Not as good as I expect from Guinness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7280) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Bottled. Poured dark brown with a tight cap of beige head. The aroma was really sweet with toasted black malts and vanilla. The flavor found artificially-sweetened toasty black malts, vanilla, and a pinch of cocoa.. aspartamey on the quick finish.. OK, but not by any means exciting. Lighter-bodied with prickly carbonation on the palate.. clean and calculated.. too sweet.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Bottle.
Pours a beautiful black with a nose of coppery chocolate and a light caramel. Flavor is an upfront chocolate chip with a quick backwash of copper. Watery mouthfeel. Bleh.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Bottle. Clear, dark brown with a small beige head. Light aroma of doughy malt and some cocoa. Flavor is mild and malty with some faint bitterness. Medium to light body with mild carbonation and a thin, watery mouth feel. Not too impressed with this, no major faults, just bland and watered down.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maverick34 (2494) - New York, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Bottle. Wow cold brewed! thanks for telling me bottle. I apreciate Diageoís attempts to diversify to non traditional styles but the marketing on this was embarrasssing. Itís ok though.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFGrind (1893) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Before I popped the top I read the label and these words food out, "Enjoy ice cold straight the bottle". I assume these words are for macro drinkers. Rather bland Schwarzbier more like a dark pale lager with a hint of roasted malts. Whatís next from Guinness, Black Ultra Lager?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sailracer (423) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle. Pours a thin black. The flavor is of roasted malt, kind of like a stout yet has a lager like quality to it. Not overly carbonated. Decent overall.


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