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

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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%.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brewbie (459) - New York, USA - JAN 14, 2012
12oz bottle. dark black, thin lasting tan head. light aroma of roast. taste is a bit thin, not a lot going on, a little roast.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
zombywoof (456) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Whatíd they do here, roast up a Harp? I think I actually prefer Sam Adamís Black Lager to this Thin, boring and flat.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2010
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. Thereís 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopTsing (449) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2012
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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jhgrantjr (449) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
exeter (447) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
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, itís become a pale imitation of a real dark Lager. Kind of boring.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2011
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.

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
swiseman (441) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
I MUST have a bad bottle. This stuff canít be that bad. Strong aroma of septic. Taste of boiled leaves and fermented grass. borderline drain-pour. Why would Guinness make something this bad?

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle. Typical lager with malted taste. Roadted malts come through in aftertaste. Go to beer if no craft brew available.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2011
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.


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