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

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RATINGS: 676   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   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%.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sailracer (424) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
matthewjk (966) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Pours dark reddish brown from 12 oz bottle. Not terrible. Smooth. Roasted barley is nice, but thin as hell and no aroma I can detect. Sessionable? Sure.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemike (2484) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Pours dark brown to black with a creamy, tan and semi lasting head. Aroma is roasted malty and light breadish, mild cornish too. Cornish, toasted malty and dark breadish. Light metallic and bitter flavoured. Dark roasted and dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kinz (3467) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2011
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. Carbonation is actually sort of prickly and distracting, seemed sort of odd and out of place.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Poured with a black body and a quickly fading tan head. Aroma had a roasted malts and a slight peat presence in the back. Flavor was well balanced roasted malts were mild and the smoke we delicate. Although it was balanced it was rather light which was disappointing. Slightly over carbonated, not bad but not good either.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alexanderj (3399) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle; poured a dark brown, essentially black, color with a cocoa colored head. Aroma of minerals, cocoa, caramel; aroma was a bit off for me. Flavor was a bit bland, they were likely targetting a mass appeal with this one. Some roasted, cocoa and mineral-like notes. Not bad, just not much going on.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (4061) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 11, 2011
33 cl. Opaque black with a ring of cream. Mild aromas of coffee, caramel, and a whiff of earthy vegetables. Flavor starts the same, but develops more char, and then touches of iron, tart apple, sour cream, and brown sugar. Medium body is well-balanced, but has a bit too much carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (9998) - 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 (10028) - 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 (720) - Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle - pours solid black with a medium tan head. Tastes like watery burnt toast.


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