esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown with brown lowlights and a creamy beige topper. Aroma is pretty bland with roasted malt and weak chocolate. Taste is non descript with mild roasted malts, a hint of chocolate and not much else. Seven years ago I might have liked this but today itís just another gateway beer click on here.
obxdude10 (2031) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a very impressive offering from the good folks at Guinness. The beer pours a very dark color, just about black. The head is tan with no lacing at all. The aroma features some roasted barley with a very light hint of vanilla and cream. The body is rather light and slightly bland, with the roasted barley coming on the strongest. The carbonation is fairly high, almost cola-like, and the finish is a bit on the sweet side.
legion242 (2172) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured ann opauque black with a closer to white head. Nose of burnt malt and flavours of said malt, but lacking any depth.
Daytonbeer (641) - Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with brown around edges. Armoa is light malts. Taste of malts and hard chocolate candy. Maybe some root beer flavor. The backend is alittle unpleasant.
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 (977) - 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 (109) - 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 (281) - 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.