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


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RATINGS: 638   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%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Attractive red-brown pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, a little dark fruit, and vanilla. Very strong bitter, a little sourness. Rather biting, the only flavor that comes through is a little burnt coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
woodychevy (326) - - NOV 4, 2013
I guess these are two categories of beer that don’t mesh: guiness (or as I prefer to think of it "meal in a glass" and lager). It sort of ends up being the ’special’ 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 doesn’t really work. If it ain’t broke........

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
coolfunnj (321) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2013
faint malty aroma..black stout like appearance with slightly off white head..taste is of a sweeter lager but not very powerful anyway mostly bland..tingly and watery on the palate overall their other products much preferred

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BobbyAnalog (320) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2012
There’s basically no discernible reason to crank the lid off of one of these beers, but if you do, expect a thin, effervescent mouthfeel and some pulsating coffee undertones. The flavor isn’t going to tear your taste buds apart, but it’s a pleasant diversion and a decent lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joshmcg000 (312) - Iowa, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Comes off as carbonated Guinness to me at first. If Guinness was a lager this is what it would taste like. Its got carbonation now, its a little less roasty, but its still got the milky creamy easy to drink goodness of guinness. I like it and I could drink it heavily all night without a problem I think. But it is pretty overpriced for what it is..Kinda like Guinness.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Stevesie (311) - - DEC 30, 2012
Unimpressive. No need for this beer other than to sell Guinness to people afraid of stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndresTM (306) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 30, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2012 Thinly black beer with a beige head. Brown sugar, light roasted malts, a hint of fruit cake, and a whisper of caramel make up the aroma. It would be great, but it’s rather weak and diluted. The body is thin. The taste is bitter, with a dry finish and a pleasant but weak aftertaste of brown sugar. Pleasant, inoffensive, and manages to keep me from boredom.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Pour is light brown. no head. smell is roasty. taste is watery and roasted like a not so strong black tea.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VincentDamon (300) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2013
De couleur noir très foncé et opaque, cette Guinness est dotée d’une mousse blanche standard. Nez peu houblonné, sucré, avec des notes subtiles de café et de malt grillé. En bouche, le goût amène une réminiscence de Guinness crémeuse, mais c’est plus subtil et moins goûteux. Les flaveurs de tourbe sont absentes. Le goût est léger, comme une lager déguisée en foncée. Goût de rousse, je dirais. Notes caramélisées toutefois très subtiles. Pas mauvais, mais pas extra non plus...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Bottle. Black color. Tan head. Weak nose of malt and coffee. Flavor of toasty malts and coffee, but very weak and watery. Not the best black lager. Not as good as I expect from Guinness.

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