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


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RATINGS: 682   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   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 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 (797) - 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 (3640) - 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 (7013) - 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
GnarlyGnome (835) - Fairfield, 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 (5063) - 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 (376) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Bottle: Pours a dark ruby with a thin off-white head, light grains in the aroma with a hint of chocolate, starts and ends very lightly bitter, thin bodied, subtle carbonation. Itís a bit sad that Guinness thinks it needs to make a lighter version of their stout which is lighter than most beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
degbert (1483) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2011
TPSA. Pours medium brown with a cream ring. Nose is nutty and roasty; it smells promising. Then -- then the wheels come off. It tastes like stale corn tortilla chips dusted with bad freeze-dried coffee. No, no, no, no, and no. Finish is tight and unpleasant.

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