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


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RATINGS: 682   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cattaneopapa (242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
330ml bottle from LCBO. Toronto, ON. 4.5% alc. / vol. Pours an opaque black colour with a small mocha head. Aroma is grassy, hoppy and some notes of coffee. Well balanced hoppy taste. Light body with low-moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hotstuff (4508) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2014
Rated on 11-02-2011 (Bottle) When poured, this beer has a medium sized fizzy tan head with a short retention, dark brown body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and virtually no lacing. The aroma is roasted malt. The flavor is roasted malt and lightly sweet. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and this beer is light bodied. This beer lacks character in the flavor as there is not much to it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
morrdt (715) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2014
Tall pint can from a "Irish Beer" 8 pack sold at Harris Teeter in Huntersville, NC. Pours a nice black color with a light aroma of mostly malt, coffee and chocolate. Taste is mellow and has an easy finish. Not bad but it could be better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - APR 6, 2014
Pours dark with a mild beige head, the barley comes through in the taste, giving it a similar flavor to that of burnt caramel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
bottle. Hazy blackish with small head. Ashy charred malt. Bland and watery. I don’t like the style much, but this is underwhelming to say the least.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
cafgen (154) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Definitely Tastes like a Guinness. Roasted aroma with same taste and a little bitterness at the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pterodiacetyl (55) - California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Drinking this a day late and it's the wrong damn one. Got it free. I feel like I actually got less out of the deal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1715) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Has the requisite roasty malt nose, and drinks smoothly with a nip of hops, but lacks some of the crispness common to this ’black pils’ style. An easy session beer that would be at home next to virtually any pub grub, Guinness Black Lager is an interesting foray into this often duplicated but rarely perfected style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerenmk (3467) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Dark brown with white wave. Sweet, a little caramel aroma, sweetish taste and very slightly roasty. Light body, a little more fizzy than the Guinness stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
odannyob (104) - Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2015 from a cold tall metal can of it into 1 english pint glass; charred coal and drawn long through the gullets o’. I’d had this prior and din.dt like it. do now. do still.

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