ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark cola color with a good amount of opacity for the style. The head is a one finger heavy cream color that leaves behind a good amount of lacing. Poor retention, as expected from a lager.
S: A bit of roasted barley, chocolate...and corn adjuncts. Completely bland, rather than subpar.
T: Hey, a bit of roasted barley to open the flavor profile! Thatís cool. The corn adjuncts seem to be muted, or at least more muted than I cynically feared. Finish is bit of fruity sweetness, lager crispness, and the faintest ípingí of chocolate. Better than I expected - but still, donít let it warm up or the adjuncts will come out in full force.
M: Light and crisp, but not quite as dry as the bog-standard Guinness draught. The carbonation is fizzy and even intense as expected.
O: Not horrible. Wouldnít seek it out or probably even buy again, but Iíd gladly drink one if offered to me freely. This has its place being the weak link in the Guinness winter selection pack.
hotstuff (3954) - Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rated on 11-02-2011 (Bottle) When poured, this beer has a medium sized fizzy tan head with a short retention, dark brown body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and virtually no lacing. The aroma is roasted malt. The flavor is roasted malt and lightly sweet. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and this beer is light bodied. This beer lacks character in the flavor as there is not much to it.
morrdt (681) - Dirty Moí, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tall pint can from a "Irish Beer" 8 pack sold at Harris Teeter in Huntersville, NC. Pours a nice black color with a light aroma of mostly malt, coffee and chocolate. Taste is mellow and has an easy finish. Not bad but it could be better.
GL2814 (356) - New York, New York, USA - APR 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark with a mild beige head, the barley comes through in the taste, giving it a similar flavor to that of burnt caramel.
rumproasts (2596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. Hazy blackish with small head. Ashy charred malt. Bland and watery. I donít like the style much, but this is underwhelming to say the least.
cafgen (72) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Definitely Tastes like a Guinness. Roasted aroma with same taste and a little bitterness at the end.
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Pterodiacetyl (38) - California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drinking this a day late and it's the wrong damn one. Got it free. I feel like I actually got less out of the deal.
freekyp (1463) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has the requisite roasty malt nose, and drinks smoothly with a nip of hops, but lacks some of the crispness common to this íblack pilsí style. An easy session beer that would be at home next to virtually any pub grub, Guinness Black Lager is an interesting foray into this often duplicated but rarely perfected style.
kerenmk (2004) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Dark brown with white wave. Sweet, a little caramel aroma, sweetish taste and very slightly roasty. Light body, a little more fizzy than the Guinness stout.
odannyob (60) - Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
from a cold tall metal can of it into 1 english pint glass; charred coal and drawn long through the gullets oí.
Iíd had this prior and din.dt like it.
sdmmb (510) - USA - MAR 11, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drunk from 33cl bottle in kilcullen, Ireland. Pleasant enough but no defining features.
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