porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - OCT 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle from Candia Road Convenience) Pours very dark brown, almost black but with some brown highlights. Aroma is weakly dry chocolate and roast with something a bit off. Mouthfeel medium-full, a bit dryish and prickly. Flavor of weak chocolate or cocoa with perhaps nut. Kind of an off/sour undertone. Mass-produced, weak feel. Can pass on this one.
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2011
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours black with virtually no head. Nose is light and generic weak lager with a pinch of roastiness and skunk. Flavor has a bit of old hops, weak coffee, and herb but is generally limp. Cereal-like finish, but also very weak here as well. This is a boring, cheap black lager. Stick to Irish Drys, Guinness.
NeoHippie2 (650) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was hoping that this beer was going to be the 250 anniversary stout just rebottled and with a different label. I really enjoyed that beer and it got some really good ratings. So i had my hopes up. Sadly, this beer is not that. That being said, itís still a pretty tasty brew and a nice change of pace from a regular Guinness. Worth a try, lighter than a guinness and with more carbonation. It is definitely not a stout but a lager for sure. Not bad, Iíd drink it again.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Guinness Black Lager is a black beer with a waxy, turbanado colored foam that has pretty nice lacing and retention. The aroma is very muted and of wet cardboard. Thereís a touch of roast and maybe spice in the nose. Itís medium-light bodied; fluffy and crisp. Itís lightly flavored from a dark malt twang at the first taste to a lightly bitter finish of coffee and medicine. This stuff just goes down like water. Itís a very simple, refreshing black lager.
felsenpils (73) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 16, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Was really expecting more from the guys at Guinness. This beer pours a deep black with nice foam, but the flavor is totally lacking. A little bit of roasted taste and some butterscotch, but otherwise quite thin. I was expecting Guinness quality and got all show and no substance. Send it back to Malaysia for further testing.
SODAK14 (258) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - OCT 15, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ummm...was expecting this to be a good brew....not so much. Pours a nice black color with a small head. Nothing noteworthy other than being just an ordinary dark beer. Would I ever order this again...probably not.
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours out a rootbeer brown with a bubbly off white head, this actually no joke looks like pouring out an IBC or Stewartís rootbeer. Aroma is of light roast ans some chocolate with malt sweetness. Body is slightly watery, some burnt grains, light caramel, little chocolate. Its like having a less full bodied black and tan.
poisoneddwarf (1483) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz bottle. Pours almost opaque mohogany with a medium beige head with decent retention; leaves some creamy lace. Aroma is pretty muted but a little bread shows through. Taste is bittersweet with a dry and somewhat salty finish. Has a wet river rock/mineral flavor in the finish. Crisp and refreshing. Average carbonation. It could be more roasty, but I like it.
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottled pours black with large tan head. aromas of basement, hay and tin. flavors are of malt. the beer is medium sour with a little bitterness from the roasting. medium to light body, with a thin bitter/astringent tongue feel. this lasts for a while on the palate, which is really not pleasing. they should have stayed with what they do best.
Lorenasa (153) - Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank straight from bottle. Dark and smooth. Smooth malt flavors with a slight bitter after taste.