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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%.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (4116) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Whole Foods, P st, DC sixer ($9): Pours black with a quickly dissipating, kind of funny colored head. Light chocolatey aroma, with some roasted malts. A hint of that typical grainy lager aroma in there as well. Body is actually a little watery kind of like seltzer. But, the tastes that are there are good. Certainly no off taste in there, but not enough taste to really justify this beerís existence. In any case, I am glad Guinness tries out new things.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamGamgee (2451) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
There is hope yet for the big boys. Just saw this available in the local market and decided to do a comparison with regular draught. More body, a little more sweetness, and maybe even more bitterness, This is just a better-balanced and more enjoyable beer overall. Smooth roast and grain in the aroma. Just a touch of coffee in the flavor, and plenty of bubbles, which is probably the biggest difference between this and regular draught, The lack of nitro makes a completely different beer. I guess this miht be more of a lighter version of extra stout. Despite my disdain for it, Guinness is still the more fascinating macro to me. Iíd like to see this get around.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011
The aroma is nice but weak with brown sugar, burnt malt, chocolate, honey, and flowers. The appearance is darn brown with a tan head. The taste is a little like the aroma but overshadowed by soapy bitterness and peppers. The palate is smooth. Overall not one of those beers that makes you want another.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2011
pours very dark brown, almost black with small but sustaining off white, beige head. Aroma of light smoke. Flavor is lightly charred roast, with a touch of meat smoke, cocoa. Medium bodied. Nice but forgettable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rougeau13 (2192) - Richmond, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Really dark brown with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of roasted barley, molasses, and nuts. Taste is a touch thin; roasted and malty and ever so slightly bitter. Medium thin. Not bad, but I wonít buy it again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shag (2684) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2011
This poured a nice black color with a beige head. The aroma contains chocolate and a bit of nuttiness. The flavor is rather dry with some chocolate, coffee, and licorice. The palate is a bit thin. Overall not world class but an ok beer.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
944play (372) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 23, 2011
11.2oz in Drakeís pint glass. Near black with small fizzy ecru head. Very appetizing cornflakes and distant coffee aroma. Clean and tasty flavors of molasses, Munich malt, and sweet corn. Pleasant lager finish, generous carbonation. Excellent sessionable, interesting beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4871) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2011
I found this pretty tasty. Some roasty notes, not that heavy, certainly hit the spot for Beer Friday at work.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
blutt59 (6236) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2011
bottle, black color with short lived tan foam, aroma is nutty caramel, flavor of spritz and some roast malt , very plain

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
zombywoof (457) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Whatíd they do here, roast up a Harp? I think I actually prefer Sam Adamís Black Lager to this Thin, boring and flat.


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