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


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RATINGS: 654   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluejacket74 (1341) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2011
11.2 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours black with about an inch tan head that went away quickly. Thereís a decent amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, and some bittersweet chocolate. Taste is similar to the aroma, but thereís also a slight nutty flavor. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, itís pretty easy to drink and is well carbonated. Overall itís not bad, itís probably not going to impress you but I think itís a nice sessionable brew. Iíd buy it again, itís a decent choice for a lower alcohol brew to end the night with.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 31, 2011
Bottle. Iím not sure what Guinness was getting at with this. It reminds me of Harp lager, with a tiny bit of roast malt. Weak finish weak aroma. Commonplace. I canít recommend this.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
I hated this beer. It tasted like Bud Light, but was black. You donít even taste the roasted malt which gives it the color. Itís simply a boring American light lager dressed up with black malt to make it look more appealing. Awful beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
high_on_hops (634) - Burlingame, California, USA - AUG 27, 2011
The pour made a thick brown head with a with a toasty coffee aroma. The palate seemed somewhat weak and the flavor was more toast, coffee, and a little bit of chocolate. Overall a decent black lager, but not outstanding. Iím glad to see more Guinness selections appearing on the market, but I wish they would make the Guinness 250 recipe a permanent selection, or at least a seasonal one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thegreenrooster (3241) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Pour is a black with a quickly falling tan head. Aroma is a ok hint of chocolate and toasted malts. Flavor is weak and watery and the taste of dark malt does not come to the table until after the swallow. Iím sure Guinness makes plenty of money from their stout so I donít know why they put this out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (5987) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2011
bottle. dark schwarzbier/cola looking pour. light roasty aroma, sort of spritzy. Flavor was watered down roasted maltiness, light sweetness. Blah blah, Caníy imagine the $$$$$ that they sunk into this b.s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ADesenberg (626) - Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle: at home: pours dark, dark brown with a thick foamy tan head. It smells like roasty, ashy chocolate. Its flavor is sharp chocolaty malt. The lively carbonation is a fun departure from the traditional Guinness. Itís good, but I prefer itís grandfather... Guinness draught.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2011 12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with nice tan head. Aroma has light notes of dark roast, cocoa, with that classic Guinness aroma. Flavor is much the same and dry with a mild hop finish. Light body with high carbonation. Overall, taste like a Heineken with dark roasted flavor and color added.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mar (4884) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Dark brown almost black with a cream head. Nose is roasted malts, ash, caramel, more roast. easy on the palate, roast, malts, faintly water.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joshmcg000 (322) - Iowa, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Comes off as carbonated Guinness to me at first. If Guinness was a lager this is what it would taste like. Its got carbonation now, its a little less roasty, but its still got the milky creamy easy to drink goodness of guinness. I like it and I could drink it heavily all night without a problem I think. But it is pretty overpriced for what it is..Kinda like Guinness.

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