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


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RATINGS: 682   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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%.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (6911) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (roasted/burnt grain, husks), with light notes of paper and paint. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky, unclean/papery. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. About as industrial as it gets. Drain pour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
demitriustown (1156) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2011
12 oz Bottle: Aroma is roasted malts, light caramel, a very slight grass hop texture, and little bit of cardboard. Appearance is black but light can be seen through it with a thick sightly tan, but more white head. Taste is malty, very light chocolate notes, then into a grassy hop, and finishes a little bit fry. Palate is very carbonated in the mouth, leaving you with a dry slightly tingling feeling on your tongue. Overall, Nothing really bad about this beer. Maybe the cardboard notes in the scent, but decent. Cheers!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iceman15658 (135) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle To Pint Glass. Pours black with a decent tan head.There is a slight roasted malt flavor with an odd finish after. Gotta admit, was hoping for more

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OmegaX (1353) - Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Nose is light bread and roasted notes. Poured a dark brown with minimal light brown head/big bubbles. Tasted like sweet, light roast on the initial sip, then all bread and hay on the end with some bitters. Not bad but not the best by any means.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Yeah... this beer is pretty much junk. Guinness, guinness. This beer smells fine but not great. It smells like a black lager. Already an awkward style. It takes meek and boring. Nothing bold or unique about this beer. meh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brucebruce81 (318) - Wyoming, USA - NOV 22, 2011
This beer was very weird to me it was a lager with that close taste to the draught style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
pkbites (774) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2011
SHOCKINGLY disappointing!!!!!!& Nice malty, nutty, roasted aroma. Very nice. Gorgeous cola black pour with an outstanding brown creamy head that dies a bit too soon. After that it sucks! Very thin, very, very watery. No flavor, no body, no character, no after-taste...NOTHING! Iím stunned that Guinness of all brewers would come out with something this useless! The appearance and aroma bumped the score up. Donít let my 2.1 fool you! Overall, this sucks ass!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TATE (385) - Lubec, Maine, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Bottle. Just noticing that its only 11.2 ounces. Pours black with a thin tan head. Little aroma, a bit of coffee. Flavor is predominately a burnt, with roasted barley coming through a hint of hops at the end. Overall okay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Barreras (1367) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Pours a dark cola color with aroma of roasted malt. Taste is thin with little complexity. Great advertising because I was expecting so much more from this beer. Overall a drinkable beer that lacked flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdrinker79 (1811) - Idaho, USA - NOV 18, 2011
11.2 oz. bottle- Poured into a glass against what the directions say- Pours dark brown with little transparency and a thin tan head. Aroma is all roasted malts and itís a bit nutty, ha ha. The flavor is roasted malts and subtle coffee shows itself, sweet and sessionable. The body is slightly watery, but I am beginning to respect that, not everything has to be thick as tar, carbonation is moderately high. Decent beer, it doesnít deserve the rock bottom reviews here.

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