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Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Schwarzbier
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 661   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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%.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11391) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Pours black with a slight creamy tan head. Odor is light citrus followed by very dark malt. Med minus body. Flavor is thin dark malt. It is bitter. However, this is not a substantial beer. But it is rather flavorful.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IPAsavedMYlife (345) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Smells like a lager brewed cold with some roasted barley notes. Head dissipated quickly. Color is pitch black. Mouthfeel is slightly more than light. Taste is of roasted barley, corn/rice notes of your typical lager. Carbonation taste kills this one pretty quickly. Had slightly higher hopes on this one since the labeling is so crafty.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (2654) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Very light coffee roasty aroma with some light earthy notes. The flavor has lightly roasted malts, light bittersweet chocolate, toasted grains, and light palate.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
JDBaker11058 (1334) - Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Appearance: medium-dark brown, lightish highlights, a one-finger light tan head that was surprisingly long-lived. Aroma: a little chocolate, a whisper of roast coffee, and a bit of grassy hops. Taste: weak--toasty, with notes of chocolate, roasted malts, and a bit of black pepper. Finish: smooth, short, a wee bit toasty. Notes: It’s essentially a black and tan, but instead of porter and lager, it’s half a guinness with a bud ice. All this did was make me want a Guinness Extra Stout. In its defense, the palate was almost perfect.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (9997) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear black with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, leather yeast, earthy notes, and dark fruits. Flavor is medium malt, light hops, leather yeast, and a clean lager character. Light body, low warmth, medium carbonation.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (11595) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2011
12oz bottle, thanks BeerandBlues2. Cola-black body topped by beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, light burnt. Taste is medium sweet, roast, light burnt. Light-medium body, lightly watery.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2011
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 it’s just another gateway beer click on here.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obxdude10 (2055) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2011
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.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
legion242 (2250) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Poured ann opauque black with a closer to white head. Nose of burnt malt and flavours of said malt, but lacking any depth.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Daytonbeer (654) - Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2011
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.


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