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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: 640   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%.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle. Poured a darker brownish, black color with a tan head. Aroma was faint roasted malts, caramel and hops. Flavor was roasty, woody, caramel and hops. Very thin and watery. Not much body to this beer. Just below avarage.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 3, 2011
THOUGHTS: Seed like Guinness and a crap light lager had a baby. Turns pretty bad as it warms up. I wish this was sold in four packs instead of six. One of the worst schwarzbiers Iíve tried. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark brown with red highlights and a large, grayish brown head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma had light to moderate grain and roasted malt; slight caramel; and light to moderate grassy hops; The initial flavor was slightly sweet, lightly sour and lightly bitter; while the finish was lightly sour and light to moderately bitter with an average to long duration. There was slightly caramel, roasted malt, grassy and metallic hops and a little sour malt. The light to medium body was a bit oil and then slightly dry with fizzy carbonation and a metallic finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5640) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Ruby brown color/ tan sheen. Roasty, dry black malt, stale cigarette smoke, vegetal aromas. Light bodied with avg co2. Nice dry black malt, burnt pecan, chocolate malt ball, roasty nutty flavors--almost good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (7976) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with off white head. Nose and taste of roasted black and chocolate malts, light pine and some barley and cereal grains. Medium body.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2011
12oz bottle. Aromas of barley malts some roasty notes and a bit of chocolate. Flavor is bitter with the usual Guinness taste only watery and malty. Body is dissapointing and finish is quick. Feels like a Guinness knock off

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Parrothead (292) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a very dark mahogany black with a thin tan head. Bread and hay in then ose, but in all honesty there isnít much of an aroma. OK mouthfeel, flavor of raost malt, some hops. I think itís a mindset thing - I expect to taste a stout. Go figure. Overall, a little bit disappointing.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
marcus (6343) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Pours pitch black with a decent tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a modest roasted malt flavor with a rather nasty chalky finish. Guinness needs to fix this one.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tabednar (139) - - OCT 29, 2011
10.30.2011 - Houston, TX Bottle A light Guinness with less flavor. I would chose something different if I wanted lighter, but if your looking for Guinness just go for the real deal...

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekoerper (587) - Iowa, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Aroma: subtle roast and coffee, very faint. Pours black, fizzy off-white head dissipates quickly and leaves some thin lacing. Flavor has some nice chocolate and roast, coffee and earthy notes. Body is a bit thin, medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thetmaxx (742) - West Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Poured into a Lager Glass. Pours really dark brown almost black. Nice frothy head with a little lacing on the glass. aroma is pleasant, roasted malts and almost a citrusy smell too. Flavour is clean and finishes with the roasty notes. Palate is thin and watery, but thatís the point of a lager. Carbonation is lively on the tongue. Overall one of the better Black Lagers Iíve tried.


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