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


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RATINGS: 640   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yayforbeer (752) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Sample from a 12 oz bottle at the Jacksonville Craft Beer Festival, 5-20-2011. Not distributed in Florida yet, but should be by September according to the company rep. Its an ok schwarzbier, but nothing exciting. Very sessionable, almost a light beer at only 4.5% Sort of a dark malt pilsener with very little of what makes Guinness notable. Disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3006) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2011
Definitely black but doesnít resemble many ídark beerí flavours. Easy drinking lager that is actually pretty good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4812) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2011
This is indeed black, or almost, with a funky brown head that soon leaves blotches and some lacing. The nose is molasses and that is also noted in the flavor. Citrus fruit and light cocoa, too. Feel is light but with some fizz. A nice beer and an interesting one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with a small light tan head. Aroma is sharp roasted malts, touches of dark fruit, bits of chocolate and toast. Flavor starts with some of that dark fruit and sharp roast with a pale lager graininess that comes forth that is quite off putting as it really pushes out the subtleties of the roast and chocolate that were already quite fragile to begin with. Finishes bland, a touch bitter and roasty along with the grain. Light to medium body and a sharp carbonation. Bleh, not very good at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2311) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
11.2 oz. bottle from beer buddy, Brian. Poured to a czech-pils glass with a darkest brown color and ruby highlighting, thick, lasting, deep tan, bubbles and cream head foam, with waves and spots of clingy lacing. The aroma was a typical lager nose, Munich and Pils-like, mild roastiness, and a little cocoa & light grain. The flavor was clean, adding some moderate hop bitterness, no real sweetness, and some light creaminess to the mouthfeel. The body was less than medium, and the finish was subtly dry. Not a bad Schwarz at all, and reasonably sessionable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cbfobes (2271) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Poured from bottle, pours a brownish red with a thin head, aroma was of light malt and the flavor was much of the same with a slight chocolate touch in the finish, mouthfeel is watery but isnít terrible.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
grimreaperguru (233) - santee, California, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Pours a very dark ruby red with a light brown head.The aroma reminded me of a skuny pilsener.The flavor if you could call it that was a watered down sweet malt.The body was thin with little aftertaste.Overall I could drink it if offered but would not buy it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1151) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2011
A deep black pour with a tan head. It has a roasted malt aroma with slight chocolate. The taste is lightly sweet with an oily texture, lively carbonation, and a roasted finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
messiah (11) - Alabama, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Awful. Over carbonated, and just too sweet. It has none of those typical dark roasted coffee and chocolate flavors that Guinness has, itís more like a dark version of miller lite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnnyJ (4257) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Bottle. Clear brownish pour, fizzy off-white head. Light roasted malt, bad lager malt, slightly skunky, and a bit of sweetness. Overall this was very boring, about what I expected.

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