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

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RATINGS: 669   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%.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2011
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2011
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.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
felsenpils (118) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 16, 2011
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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SODAK14 (295) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - OCT 15, 2011
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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pineypower (2587) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle. Pours out a rootbeer brown with a bubbly off white head, this actually no joke looks like pouring out an IBC or Stewartís rootbeer. Aroma is of light roast ans some chocolate with malt sweetness. Body is slightly watery, some burnt grains, light caramel, little chocolate. Its like having a less full bodied black and tan.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1795) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 14, 2011
11.2 oz bottle. Pours almost opaque mohogany with a medium beige head with decent retention; leaves some creamy lace. Aroma is pretty muted but a little bread shows through. Taste is bittersweet with a dry and somewhat salty finish. Has a wet river rock/mineral flavor in the finish. Crisp and refreshing. Average carbonation. It could be more roasty, but I like it.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
bottled pours black with large tan head. aromas of basement, hay and tin. flavors are of malt. the beer is medium sour with a little bitterness from the roasting. medium to light body, with a thin bitter/astringent tongue feel. this lasts for a while on the palate, which is really not pleasing. they should have stayed with what they do best.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lorenasa (154) - Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Drank straight from bottle. Dark and smooth. Smooth malt flavors with a slight bitter after taste.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Not bad, but certainly nothing special... Beautiful BLACK, non-transparent color with a light muddy colored head. Malty, but light and thin. Pretty typical for the style I suppose, but I have had better Schwarzbier.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cheap (4293) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2011
From my beer friend nike, BIG THANKS! This is a nice looking beer out of tghe bottle. Nice rocky head. Smell is clean and crisp with a tad of roastyness in there. A nicely flavored easy to drink beer. Has some of that slaggy flavor in there. Some bitterness tries to build but it never quite gets there. Mild for the most part and at 4.5% it goes down rather easy. Enjoyable beer experience. Not as strong or personified as many schwartz but it gets close, yet more flavor than a dark lager. Most guinness is fun to take and so is this, not bad overall! Thanks B!


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