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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%.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (11900) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Bottle. Poured a dark clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting and produced good lacing. Moderate toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium roasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of short duration. Soft drinkable brew.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Onslow (1264) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2011
BOttle pour. Inky dark brew that looks a like like a stout, cept for the head being fizzy and not creamy. Light lagerish aroma of grains, adjunt, a little roasted malt. Taste is very lagerish - like a macro lager with minimal roasted malt taste. Thin palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (3327) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
25 Sept 2011, bottle. black, doesnít have to settle like a normal guinness. smells like a handful of toasted malt and burnt coffee. thin and fizzy. there is a black lager taste but it gets a bit tinny in the finish. iíve had much better black lagers.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
seymour (1659) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Poured from bottle into standard pint glass. Not sure what "cold-brewed" means, nor why they tell us to drink from the bottle, but this was definitely worth the try. I love Guinness Stout, and I must admit this retains many of my favorite characteristics in a cleaned-up lager version: black color with creamy beige head, malty sweetness, lots of roasted barley dryness, hints of coffee and chocolate in the bitter aftertaste. I wondered if this would taste like a watered-down Guinness Stout, a complex Baltic Porter, or a really neutral black lager. Answer: none of the above. This really is something new and unique. Check it out.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
loafgoat (53) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Pours with a decent almost purplish head. Resonable hop aroma. Very smooth flavor with a full body.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (6034) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Bottle as shown. Pours a very dark brown with a medium frothy beige head leaving spotty lacing along the glass. The aroma is a bready malt and licorice. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet malt and chocolate with a light bitter finish. A good schwarzbier from Guinness.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Poured almost black with white head. Tasted like bud light with guinness poured in, which makes it better than bud light, but still not great.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryanfolty (2066) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Date: September 24, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: Minneapolis Beer Fest. Full description not available as I sampled way too many beers in 4.5 hours!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3013) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2011
From a bottle poured a black color with a fair amount of head. Toasted malty flavor with a lingering finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2537) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Bottle marked: 15:13-L1208GF001. Dark brown pour with an abundance of soft, fluffy cream head and a lot of lacing. Mellow aroma of roasted malts and barley. Medium to full bodied on the tongue. The taste has a notable maltiness but a lower, subtle bitterness to cap it off. A quick drink.


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