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

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RATINGS: 678   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6331) - 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 (10809) - , 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 (293) - 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 (7551) - 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 (596) - 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 (783) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Pours clear dark brown with nice layer of frothy brown head. Aroma is corny and bland, slight roasty, but very minimal - stale. Flavor very dry and burnt. Pretty watery. Overall, decent drink for the fall, but overall lacks the depth I was hoping for.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mbgrayson (622) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Pours very dark, with tan head. Very little aroma. Taste of Carmel and a little malt. Smooth enough, but really not that great. Canít give this one a thumbs up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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