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

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RATINGS: 639   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%.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cakes (358) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pour is ebony black . It look like old Pepsi laying in the glass. Aroma is musty and roasty. Flavor is of a roasted malt note, with a quick dry finish. Mouthfeel is rather light and fizzy.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2013
440ml/15floz can from Irish Discovery pack into a Guinness glass; served cold. Aroma: Pretty neutral. Thereís some mild malt, but nothing that really stands out. Appearance: Barely translucent ruby and brown body with a quickly dissipating, but foamy at first, light brown head. Taste: Pretty malty, yeah. Decent, but once again, no notable flavors to call out. No chocolate or anything like that. Just roasty barley, and thatís ok. Palate: Medium body. Carbonation is kind of prickly, but not excessively. Short finish. Overall: A pretty decent one. I wish there were something in the taste or aroma that would remind me of Guinness draught or stout, because I donít know if I could have picked this out as a Guinness brew in a blind taste. Decent enough though! Simple and good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
badwhale (347) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle to pint glass. Pours an opaque black with sparse head. A bit watery, and malty flavors. Not too much bitter bite, and there is surprisingly little aftertaste. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IPAsavedMYlife (344) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Smells like a lager brewed cold with some roasted barley notes. Head dissipated quickly. Color is pitch black. Mouthfeel is slightly more than light. Taste is of roasted barley, corn/rice notes of your typical lager. Carbonation taste kills this one pretty quickly. Had slightly higher hopes on this one since the labeling is so crafty.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ESBob (343) - Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep brown, nearly black with slightly off white head. Aroma is a slightly fruity roast caramel. The flavor is very light roast caramel. Not bad for a brew that is trying to appeal to the "masses", but not very good, regular guiness stout much better!!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
944play (342) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 23, 2011
11.2oz in Drakeís pint glass. Near black with small fizzy ecru head. Very appetizing cornflakes and distant coffee aroma. Clean and tasty flavors of molasses, Munich malt, and sweet corn. Pleasant lager finish, generous carbonation. Excellent sessionable, interesting beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2012
12 oz. bottle purchased at QFC in Mukilteo/Harbour Pointe, WA. Pours a VERY dark brown with a minimal tan colored head. Aroma: Roasted malt. Flavor: Same as the aroma, with a hint of coffee. Light bodied and delicious.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Bought at Krogers. Black. Med. creamy, beige head. Aroma: Roasted chocolate malts. Flavor: Roasted coffee, like a light Stout. Roasty, clean finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
woodychevy (338) - - NOV 4, 2013
I guess these are two categories of beer that donít mesh: guiness (or as I prefer to think of it "meal in a glass" and lager). It sort of ends up being the íspecialí cousin. The dark, sweet maltyness of the guinness is there, but is not really complemented by the lighter mouthfeel and high carbonation of this one. Was slightly better once it warmed up, but overall doesnít really work. If it ainít broke........

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Itís nothing special. Pours a dark brown, taste is malty yet bland. Nothing to truly distinguish this beer from the rest. Iíd take a Guinness stout over this any day.


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