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%.

   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 (1591) - 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 íblack pilsí 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 (3111) - 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 (90) - 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 oí. Iíd had this prior and din.dt like it. do now. do still.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sdmmb (1185) - USA - MAR 11, 2014
Drunk from 33cl bottle in kilcullen, Ireland. Pleasant enough but no defining features. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
lukedarock (242) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2014
I dont really understand what they thought they accomplished with this very below average beer only plus is it goes down good

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (8199) - Tel Aviv, - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Dark brown with a bit of beige foam. Aroma of malt, caramel, light roastiness, a bit of oxidation and vegetal notes. Sweetish flavor, slightly roasty, with a bit of caramel, toasted bread and a drier and slightly bitter finish. Rather light-bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Capa (2240) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Black body with a tall, rocky tan head. Aroma is lightly roasted malts, a bit of sweet malts. Thin body. Flavor is light and unpleasant. Light sweetness and dry toasted malt. A bit of bitter roasted malts on the back end. This is a poor attempt at a schwarbier.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
worldbeertaste (1730) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2014
Black with a red tint and a thin, white, frothy, disappearing head. Smells of dark dirty barley, feat, caramel extract, and dark malt. Medium thin body. Tastes of flat coke, with barley, caramel, malt extract and dirt. Very processed and blah. Itís not good

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cfrancis (2673) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
Pours black with a small white head. Aroma is light toasted malts. Taste is really lacking. Expecting some big roasted flavours, finding none.

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