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


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RATINGS: 688   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
r464 (2268) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Skunky aroma. Taste is light and crisp with a light maltiness. Finish is weak, but not unpleasant. Slightly toasty, a bit more roasted in the malt than a standard lager. Better than a macro.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (6075) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2011
black with red tints, spongy beige head. Smells toasty and grain, maybe a little fruity, I guess. Pretty thin bodied, which works here. Flavor is pretty much what the aroma promises - grainy, tossty, and mild fruit flavors. Not bad. What the hell does "cold brewed" mean, anyway?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dogbrick (11512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2011
This brew pours black with some chestnut color around the edges. Medium thin tan head that diminishes steadily to a film. Somewhat roasty aroma with notes of malt and chocolate. Light to medium body with a roasted malt character and flavors of mild hops and chocolate. The finish is short roasty malt. Seems like this beer is being marketed as a "less heavy Guinness" which is amusing. Simply average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Yay, new beer! 330mL bottle. Pours dark black, thin head. Aroma of cold coffee, burnt grains. Thin texture. Flavor is of bitter burnt character. Some lagering character, grain, and earth. Very mild. I donít see to many people getting into this beer. Not the fans of Guinness or even the masses of Schwarzbier fans. Hmmm?
Purchased at Publix 26, Cumming GA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (4045) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2011
When i first heard this on npr, I actually thought this would actually be worse than it is. Black pour with decent light tan head looks like regular Guinness. Actually tastes similar but with a weird vegetalness, but good roasty finish. Iíd still drink the regular draft over this, but Iíd take this over bmc still any day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nephilium (1696) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2011
No widget in the bottle, so Iím not sure why they say you should drink it out of the bottle. Very mild roasted aroma, with a touch of something I canít quite place. Pours an opaque black (no ruby highlights, so it is even darker then Guinness), with a thin light tan head. Not a very complex flavor, a bit of tartness, and a touch of roast. Mild finish of roast, with a very thin mouthfeel. I donít think this will be bringing too many people over to the fact that dark isnít a flavor. Itís not bad, and could be an interesting change of pace if it sticks around.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JoeTheYounger (1182) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Pretty boring with mild roast bitterness. Somewhat skunky and watery as well. Gave it a shot but regular Guinness is far better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2935) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Dark, reddish, thin head. Nice roasted notes in the nose, with minor weak coffee. Roasted palate, a bit nutty. Decent, not complex, but standard swarz. Part of make your own 6 at wegs.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nate (4187) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2011
From bottle. Roasted, toasted, light acrid grain notes. Bit of caramel and light hops. Dark black clear with thin tan head. Medium light body with high carbonation. Starts roasted and toasted with carbonic acidity. Medium bitter finish with light tang. Roasted sweetness in the after with mild hop bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Poured black with nice head tasted sweet slight burnt taste very boring and plain I am glad I split this with someone

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