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

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RATINGS: 676   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%.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SODAK14 (302) - 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 (2682) - 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 (1901) - 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 (155) - 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 (4476) - 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!

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bif (1634) - 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 (910) - 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.


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