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

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on tap
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RATINGS: 676   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%.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (8199) - Tel Aviv, - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Dark brown with a bit of beige foam. Aroma of malt, caramel, light roastiness, a bit of oxidation and vegetal notes. Sweetish flavor, slightly roasty, with a bit of caramel, toasted bread and a drier and slightly bitter finish. Rather light-bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (8185) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2011
11.2 fl oz bottle. Nearly pitch black color (some clear brown around the edges of the glass), minimal off-white head. Toasty malty aroma, more wheaty. light bitter coffee taste. Hint of hops. light bitter taste. Carbonation a bit too pronounced. A decent dark lager.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 30, 2012
Consumed at BTBF. Pours with a deep brown hued body with a small tan head that fades. Aromas are slightly sour, stale malt character, mild roasted barley character, a touch of hops, clean yeast wise. Flavors show a lot of stale malt, light sulfur, bready and sharp roast. Mild bubbles, pretty dry, thin. Pretty mild and stale tasting.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVery (7681) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown to black pour with a light tan head. Aroma of roasted grains and a hint of sour fruit. Palate is thinnish. Taste is mildly roasty, somewhat metallic, and a grain theme throughout. Just okay.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
DuffMan (7633) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DruncanVeasey (7551) - NUNEATON, CONF N, 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
j12601 (7456) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Camons (7387) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle @ Home. Pours very dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, light chocolate. Thin body, soft carbonation, rather dry finish. 040813

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7331) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Bottled. Poured dark brown with a tight cap of beige head. The aroma was really sweet with toasted black malts and vanilla. The flavor found artificially-sweetened toasty black malts, vanilla, and a pinch of cocoa.. aspartamey on the quick finish.. OK, but not by any means exciting. Lighter-bodied with prickly carbonation on the palate.. clean and calculated.. too sweet.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
marcus (7323) - 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.


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