zombywoof (453) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 23, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
What’d they do here, roast up a Harp? I think I actually prefer Sam Adam’s Black Lager to this Thin, boring and flat.
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black body with a thin, fizzy head. Bittersweet cocolate, coffee, and malt make up the rather light aroma. Nice smooth palate with bright carbonation. The flavor is overall fairly sweet. Malt, bitter chocolate, and tobacco. There’s an interesting aftertaste like you just took a pull off a cigar. Very smooth and easy to drink. Schwarzbier is one of my favorite styles, and this one is a good example.
HopTsing (448) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle poured a dark brown brew with a thin light brown head that disipated quickly. not a lot of aroma, but a little roasty malt did I detect. Medium mouth feel and over all not bad, but not the reall deal.
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Near black color with a small off white head. Roasty aroma with hints of coffee. Roasted malt flavor with a slight chocolate sweetness. Well carbonated with a dry, watery texture. Easy drinking but void of much taste.
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Typical lager with malted taste. Roadted malts come through in aftertaste. Go to beer if no craft brew available.
exeter (440) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a good head that quickly died off. Dark brown in colour. Tastes of toasted malt and caramel. Very sweet. Mouth feel is thin. Like most Guinness beers, it’s become a pale imitation of a real dark Lager. Kind of boring.
swiseman (440) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
I MUST have a bad bottle. This stuff can’t be that bad. Strong aroma of septic. Taste of boiled leaves and fermented grass. borderline drain-pour. Why would Guinness make something this bad?
jhgrantjr (439) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, first Schwarzbier. Aroma of barley. Taste is not strong, slightly malty, a hint of bitterness, but watery. not sure I like this type of beer. I certainly don't like this particular one.
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caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2011
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours black with virtually no head. Nose is light and generic weak lager with a pinch of roastiness and skunk. Flavor has a bit of old hops, weak coffee, and herb but is generally limp. Cereal-like finish, but also very weak here as well. This is a boring, cheap black lager. Stick to Irish Drys, Guinness.
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ar: Light malt, a bit of moss, and coffee.
Ap: Very dark brown, red highlights - medium light tan head with big bubbles - moderate retention.
T: Roast and a touch of coffee up front - some earthiness with light bitterness - quick, ashy finish.
P: Light bodied with medium-high carbonation - falls a bit thin on the palate.
O: Decent black lager - nothing special, pretty underwhelming.