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


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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%.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
60minuteman (721) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2013 Dark color. Malt, barley, yeast. Very rugged beer. Acidic but not very bitter. Medium body

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mike5326 (880) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Medium brown color, slight off white head. No real aroma. Taste is also bland with slight notes of pepper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
psycotiko (33) - SPAIN - DEC 4, 2013
Media pinta. De color negro. EngaŮa, aparenta tener cuerpo pero en el primer trago quedas decepcionado.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RJ815 (16) - Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Smooth and not too bitter. Might not be suitable for those who like a really strong taste, but I found it quite enjoyable. Paired well with sandwiches.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TaxiDriver (1472) - Stadland, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2013
A light malty aroma, some hints of roasted malt, a little bit sweet. The small fizzy head disappears fast, the body is black. It tasted a little bit malty, quite bitter. The body is light to medium strong and lively.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
OntBeerDrinker (432) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
Black w/little brown @ bottom. 2-3 finger head fades. Leaves little laceing. Smells like Guinness & a BAD lager. Taste:Barley flakes,roastedness, sour(ish), chocolate, & lager taste. It was good but be even better if it had a stout taste over the lager taste but the bottle I had, had a date that passed when I had it but didnít say if it was best b4 or not. The lager part I found the worst part.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
MrWomey (32) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Black lager definitely pours about as dark as any beer could. It mimics a Dunkel or Doppelbock in color thanks to roasted barley thatís been added. While this beer pours with a very large head and fine lacing, there is very weak aroma to it (exhibits small amounts of malt scents). Perhaps not as strong as similar beers in Europe, it does have a fair amount of carbonation, though its taste seemed nondescript. The "Black" has a body that falls just short of being medium but drinks easy. Itís unlikely Iíd buy this one again if other choices are available but was glad to try this beer that might not be marketed in the US forever. Itís short on taste, but if you donít like beer it might be the right one for you.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davydeman (10) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2013
Wat kan ik zeggen er is maar 1 guinness, zeer donker bier niet al te veel smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rperez (132) - Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Refreshing but bland otherwise. Color is s mice coca cola black . Not a bad choice overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wxman (1417) - OíFallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Pours an opaque black with a thin unimpressive off white head. Aroma is coffee and cocoa. Taste is sweet roasted malt, with a little coffee and chocolate. Some bitterness after the swallow. OK.

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