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Brewed by St. Jamesís Gate (Diageo)
Style: Schwarzbier
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 657   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%.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boliv (1149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark, dark brown with a medium light tan head that leaves a ring of lacing. Aromas of mild chocolate, some caramel, cereal, and those little marshmallows from Lucky Charms. Very mild flavor, basically like subdued Guinness; light cocoa, some lactose, and roasty malt. Average. [796]

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
leadtogold11 (4) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2011 does not count
What is "cold brewed", anyway? I have to hand it go Guinness, they managed to brew a beautiful black beer that tastes like Budweiser. Honestly, why? Could have had a lot more character. I wouldnít call this a Schwarzbeer. I would call it a "Black American Lager", if that was a category. If I drank this blindfolded, I would have no clue that it was black. Really just tastes like Budweiser. What more is there to say?

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NachlamSie (2789) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Bottle at Fox and Parrot. This is kind of disappointing, really. I was just expecting just a Guinness clone. But this is like Guinness light with some vegetal lager flavors. It lacks the roast of a good schwarzbier or Guinness stout. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4260) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Malty, dunkel aroma, with some cocoa and toast. Distinctive label, very dark black-brown beer, thin ivory head. Pleasant, toast-and-roast flavor, dry, not very bitter - a good session brew. Medium to slightly-light body, slightly watery. Mild roast finish. Publix, Bradfordville.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tnkw01 (1163) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Bottle. Not as good as I thought it would be. Tastes more like a average lager than a schwarzbier. Started off good. Nice dark color, nice head. Aroma, smells kind of like metal. Taste, just not that great.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2011
deep brown, small tan head, light lacing, not guinness style.. roasty almost to the point of being burnt aroma, light fruits, thin aroma... lightly roasty, light fruits, toasty, not much hops, lightest grassy... thin light body, a little slick... tastes like an ok american dark lager...

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
reggiedunlop (3121) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Pours deep brown/black with a large foamy tan head. Nice lacing and retention. Aroma is very faint but has a bit of roastiness and a bit of coffee. Flavor is slightly better...a bit roasty, some spicy hops, and a bit of a metallic note. Mouthfeel is light and lively with a mildly roasted, mildly dry finish. Largely unimpressive.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5607) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Supermarket - 12 oz bottle. Very dark brown pour, light, but persistent khaki colored head - a bit of trailing lacing. Aroma is somewhat neutral, a hint of fresh lake water, very brief chocolate. Flavor has some hints of dark chocolate, a bit of day old coffee, wisps of licorice. Medium thick mouthfeel - par for the style. Decent schwarzbier.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SSSteve (3791) - - SEP 10, 2011
bottle. pours black with a medium tan head. nose is light roasted barley. flavor is mostly lager-like with some ashy, charred notes. very dry and un-sweet finish. light body.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beernovice39 (3145) - Montana, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Bottle pours a dark brown almost black with a thin off white head. Scent is roasty with corn. Taste is roasty, grainy and earthy. Thin


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