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Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Schwarzbier
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 629   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%.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2012
Bottle from Lihue 7-11 drank at the house in Kaua’i, 27/08/12. Deep ruby with copper trim and an unconvincing cappuccino head. Admittedly slightly schwarzy aroma; rusted ashtray, pureed grilled veg gone through the coffee filter, incinerated paper, carob. Fag ash- sprinkled shredded wheat, rusted flavour with suggestions of Happy Shopper coffee granule, Bisto granule, more rusted iron, cheap dark chocolate...all heavily watered and stirred with a Twiglet, then a rusty nail. Thin and nasty...but it grows on you.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6695) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle. Dark mahogony-black beer with a tan head. Light roast and light grain aroma. Malt and light toffee flavor with light roast and light mineral. Medium bodied. Malt and light toffee lingers with light roast.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours brown to black, with a medium sized beige to tan head. Roast, thin malt on the nose, grainy toast. Thin and roasty. Basic shwarzbier. Grain and roast. Meh.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle 330 ml
Aroma: slightly oxidized like hints , malty backing not very dry for black lager. Slight sourness at end. 5-
Look: murky , dark brown with neat presentable plus sized snowy top. Some lace. 4-
Taste/palate: mild , mid low carbonation. Soft , too soft with low roast notes. Tad darkness shown but so little. Slight mineral hints behind. Bah!

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
DuffMan (6153) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2012
Bottle. Very handsome pour: deep, clear mahogany with a chunky light brown head that shows nice retention and lacing. Aroma is so weak as to be almost nonexistent, even after lots of breathing time. Vaguely sweet and papery. Much can be said about the flavour too. In a blind tasting I’m not sure if I would actually be able to say that there is roasted malt in here. Amazing considering the appearance and pedigree of this beer. If they’re looking to capture the bland lager-drinker market, they’ve made a good thrust in the right direction. Watery and lifeless, with hard carbonation. A shadow of a schwarzbier.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (6085) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
11.2 oz bottle. L3028GD001. (Midtown Wine) Nashville, TN.
Black colour with a red hue and a small tan head. Sweet malt, toasted bread and brown sugar in the aroma. Sweet malt and some darker tones in the flavour. Not very good.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (roasted/burnt grain, husks), with light notes of paper and paint. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky, unclean/papery. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. About as industrial as it gets. Drain pour.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle:   Cola in color, moderate to thin frothy light beige head, dies quickly leaving spotty lacing.   Soft roasty nose.   Thats pretty much where anything good stops.   On the tongue its very shallow, the roasty character is barely even toasty.   Seems thin, finishing with hardly anything.   This one is very very pale, and very very weak.   Fairly thin in body and on the tongue.   Watery backside.   Nothing off about this one, just weak and/or watered down to a point that its rather boring.


2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
marcus (6014) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Pours pitch black with a decent tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a modest roasted malt flavor with a rather nasty chalky finish. Guinness needs to fix this one.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2011
bottle, black color with short lived tan foam, aroma is nutty caramel, flavor of spritz and some roast malt , very plain


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