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

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RATINGS: 669   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   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%.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (9727) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle... Pours nearly black with a small, flimsy, mushroom-colored head. Good creamy retention. The aroma offers light notes of dark chocolate and espresso, but is mainly just bland as I had to really dig my nose deep into the glass to pull out anything at all. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor is mildly roasty and perfectly balanced, but for the most part, itís just bland, mundane and fairly lifeless. Finishes crisp and a tad roasty, but mostly just clean.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
adnielsen (9533) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Bottle @ home. Deep brown appearance with a light brown head. Roasty dark malty, grassy, hay aroma. Deeply roasty malty, light espresso, hay, straw flavor. Light bodied. Pretty gross. Fuck I made some bad choices on my mixer sixer tonight.

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
fiveacestx (666) - 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 (1907) - 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 (4253) - 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 (2921) - 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 (1172) - 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 (2233) - 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.


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