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

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RATINGS: 661   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%.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2012
11.2oz bottle-pours black with a big tight tan head. Aroma is roasty dark malt, earthy. Taste is roasty dark malt, 2nd earthy hops. Medium Body.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (10965) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Bottle. Poured a dark clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting and produced good lacing. Moderate toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium roasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of short duration. Soft drinkable brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (10720) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2013
bottle. Creamt off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. light bitter flavor. Light bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10094) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roastiness, light fruittiness and a hint of carmel. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of roastiness, light carmel and a hint of fruittiness with a crisp lingering roasty finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (9992) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear black with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, leather yeast, earthy notes, and dark fruits. Flavor is medium malt, light hops, leather yeast, and a clean lager character. Light body, low warmth, medium carbonation.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Bottle @ home. Deep brown appearance with a light brown head. Roasty dark malty, grassy, hay aroma. Deeply roasty malty, light espresso, hay, straw flavor. Light bodied. Pretty gross. Fuck I made some bad choices on my mixer sixer tonight.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
daknole (9415) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Very dark brown. Cream colored head. Aroma is pure (over)roasted malt. Flavor is extremely roasty and has maybe a hint of burned coffee. Meh.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (9380) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle... Pours nearly black with a small, flimsy, mushroom-colored head. Good creamy retention. The aroma offers light notes of dark chocolate and espresso, but is mainly just bland as I had to really dig my nose deep into the glass to pull out anything at all. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor is mildly roasty and perfectly balanced, but for the most part, itís just bland, mundane and fairly lifeless. Finishes crisp and a tad roasty, but mostly just clean.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black with a small sized head. Blah ... muted roast and chocolate. Maybe I did it wrong - I see in the description to enjoy ice cold straight from the bottle ....

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammy (8849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2013
Several bottle samples at the LCBO on WIlson as I explained what the term and style was to the friendly rep they sent out. Its black without much head, or unfortunately much taste either. Itís not up to the style. Better than the stout they serve here.A bit thin and overcarbonated.


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