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

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RATINGS: 649   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   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%.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bif (1451) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Bottle- Pours a black color with a nice tan head that fades to good lacing. Very muted aroma of roasted malt and bit of caramel sweetness. Starts with a mild bitterness witha trace of roasted malt, not much else and a dry finish. Fairly medium body, quite smooth but no character. A non-discript offering from Guinness. I guess itís for people who want to be hip but do not like stouts.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scooterbub (830) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - OCT 9, 2011
11.2 ounce bottle. Pours black with a slight red hue and a nice two inch tan head that slowly fades. Taste is of roasted malt, smoke, grass, hops and Guinness. Has a decent, carbonated body. Similar aroma. Easy to drink and rather enjoyable. Would be worth having again, if the price wasnít so high.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2011
11.2 oz. bottle - Pours a clear brown color with a one finger thick light tan head. Very light spotty lacing. Aroma and flavor is lightly roasted malt, caramel malt, light chocolate, and herbal hops. Light to medium body. A decent beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NJBeerman013 (1050) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours almost pure midnight black with a small head. Light toasted flavor, medium body, smoooth finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2011
330ml Bottle: Aroma of hard roasted barley, slight chocolate, and grain. Poured very dark brown/mahogany in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is slightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of hard roasted barley, grain, roasting, and a hint of chocolate. Medium body. Thin, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Hard roasted barley, roasting, and hint of chocolate in the dry finish.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TomTron (376) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Pours almost black with a little tannish head. Aroma has some dark roasted, almost burnt smelling malts, and some chocolate lingering in there. Tastes has some chocolate notes and some slight hop bitterness, with a watery mouthfeel afterwards. Rather thin for the most part, but still very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (4404) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Pours black into a pint glass. Mocha head crackles and pancakes as it slowly recedes leaving sheet lacing. Slightly burnt toast aromas. Dry with pumpernickel and chocolate upfront turing slightly sour in the toasty finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Edmoe (239) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Black pour with decent head and lacing. Mild aroma with hints of caramel, yeast, and burnt malt. Mild, very drinkable flavor: malt (hint of burnt malt) well balanced by bitterness. Nice body with clean finish. A fine session beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowe1983 (1349) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is of light roasted malts with some chocolate and caramel malts. Flavor is slightly watery up front with a roasted finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (3473) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 8, 2011
11.2 ounce bottle. Pours almost black with a small tan head. Mild aroma of burnt malt and a bit of chocolate. Taste is very similar. Decent enough.


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