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

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RATINGS: 647   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%.


BDawg82's rating

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BDawg82 (70) - Jackson, Mississippi, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Guinness Black Lager is kind of an odd duck. When beer pours near Coca-Cola black, one does not typically expect near Coca-Cola carbonation, as is the case with this one. Not an altogether bad thing, but sort of strange. As far as the balance of Guinness character and that of lager is concerned, flavor definitely lands in the latter territory, inasmuch as there is to speak of flavor at all in this beer. It is surprisingly devoid of appreciable nuance, really like if you took a bottled Guinness and mixed it with a light American lager 1:5 or so. A bit sweeter and more savory than a golden lager, it also fails to live up to the heartier expectations both the brand and coloration that this beer would typically inspire one to conjure. It is actually a bland offering, and for the lofty standards of its producers, I would consider this product to be a failure and one to skip, despite being at least drinkable and inoffensive.


2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerbaaron (1242) - Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2014
A nice looking black beer with a beige head. Odd aroma. Like artificial dry stale light roasted malt. Flavor is similar. No real quality character. Does not offer much.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1243) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Guinness Black Lager has a pretty thick, spongy, beige head, which dies away rather quickly, a very dark brown appearance, with some brown highlights around the edges where the light hits it, and faint lacing left behind. The aroma is of mild, dark bread crust with a trace of sweetness. Taste is of dark, but not burnt, malt, sweetness, bread, and a rounding hop bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Guinness Black Lager finishes smooth and highly drinkable. RJT

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gethinbeer (2154) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
Black pour with a thin head. Sweet malt aroma. Sweet on the palette and all around really. Slight hints of roasted malt flavour.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Gaff_ (1) - - AUG 12, 2014 does not count
What a waste of ingredients. Dark beer with a nice foamy head. Thatís the only positive, looks. It has a slightly nutty flavour with hints of coffee.However, it tastes awful. Itís nothing short of a horror. Something that should never have been created.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pacv27 (5) - - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
Taken from notes. Dark brown w/ thick foamy head. Very smooth with a nutty flavor and hints of coffee. Less bitter than the stout and overall a very sessionable beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bork (165) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2014 Virtually flavorless beer save some lightly sweet, fruity notes and a little bit of toast. Spritzy, watery and low on everything.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
CpyNPrnT (362) - Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Aroma of roasted coffee, taste is roasted coffee, malty, mild alcohol, easy drinker.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bt3680 (18) - - JUL 17, 2014
Pretty good taste. Like it! Pretty good taste. Like it! Pretty good taste. Like it! Pretty good taste. Like it! ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MunBro (353) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Rich, earthy brown pour. Trademark tan foamy Guinness head. Love the light toastiness of this! Very eady drinking.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ZacM612 (136) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Black as the name implies. Roasty aroma, a little coffee. Flavor, same with a little chocolate. Good drinkability, okay.


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