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Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Schwarzbier
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 647   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%.


2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rperez (134) - Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Refreshing but bland otherwise. Color is s mice coca cola black . Not a bad choice overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wxman (1426) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Pours an opaque black with a thin unimpressive off white head. Aroma is coffee and cocoa. Taste is sweet roasted malt, with a little coffee and chocolate. Some bitterness after the swallow. OK.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaktikMTL (5751) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
Bouteille de 330 ml achetée chez ANBL (Tracadie, N-B). Arôme: Légère odeur de céréale grillée. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréale grillée avec une pointe de chocolat et de miel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une etxture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de céréale grillée en arrière goût. (Rating #5318)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radarsock (907) - Vermont, USA - NOV 14, 2013
This was lighter than water, and even tasted like water with the tiniest tinge of charcoal and London yeast. Nothing special.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
merc7186 (2085) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes Very Mild Light, Brown Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Corn, Burnt Wheat T: Corn, Mild Dark Malts M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Mildly Sticky Overall, it tastes like your typical cheap lager with corn but a mild dark malt flavor, not the worst beer I have ever had.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lesifflebiere (1267) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2013
Noire en apparence, brune à la lumière, elle semble mince et relativement pétillante ; arômes de chocolat, de café, mais surtout de sucre d’orge en nez. Douce et un peu aqueuse en bouche, elle dévoile des saveurs de grains torréfiés, et peu d’autres choses. Plutôt linéaire, elle est cependant plutôt agréable, elle manque seulement d’un peu d’audace et de personnalité. Encore une fois, on n’était pas loin chez Guinness de faire une excellente bière noire, mais c’est toujours le manque de saveur qui cause sa perte.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
woodychevy (354) - - NOV 4, 2013
I guess these are two categories of beer that don’t mesh: guiness (or as I prefer to think of it "meal in a glass" and lager). It sort of ends up being the ’special’ cousin. The dark, sweet maltyness of the guinness is there, but is not really complemented by the lighter mouthfeel and high carbonation of this one. Was slightly better once it warmed up, but overall doesn’t really work. If it ain’t broke........

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
zvikar (3383) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at beerandbeyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours brown to red clear with a small beige head, aroma is roasted with honey, caramel, chocolate, flavor is slightly bitter with caramel, herbs, light bodied

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tessic (842) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
This lager poured a deep black colour with a nice, big, creamy head. To the nose there are scents of roasted malt, tiny bit of vinegar and cooked veggies? First sip was quite thin with flavours of roasted malt and light smoke. Finish is medium smokey and a faint hop bitterness.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mtdewa1 (307) - rome, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle. Typical lager with malted taste. Roadted malts come through in aftertaste. Go to beer if no craft brew available.


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