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

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RATINGS: 645   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%.


OKplus' rating

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 14, 2013
A - Pours an opaque black body with 1.5 fingers of tan head that sinks into a cap of micro bubbles. S - Earthy yeast, wet cardboard, copper, sweet toasted grain. T - Dark malts, grassy hops, light molasses, spicy bite, hints of fruit, raisins, old coffee, finishes dry some spice. M - Light to medium body, moderate carbonation. Better than I expected. Easily sessionable. Alot of people will probably hate on this because its from Guinness but itís actually not too bad for style. Serving type: bottle 10-18-2011


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gethinbeer (2149) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
Black pour with a thin head. Sweet malt aroma. Sweet on the palette and all around really. Slight hints of roasted malt flavour.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Gaff_ (1) - - AUG 12, 2014 does not count
What a waste of ingredients. Dark beer with a nice foamy head. Thatís the only positive, looks. It has a slightly nutty flavour with hints of coffee.However, it tastes awful. Itís nothing short of a horror. Something that should never have been created.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pacv27 (5) - - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
Taken from notes. Dark brown w/ thick foamy head. Very smooth with a nutty flavor and hints of coffee. Less bitter than the stout and overall a very sessionable beer.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bork (133) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Virtually flavorless beer save some lightly sweet, fruity notes. Spritzy, watery and low on everything.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
CpyNPrnT (358) - Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Aroma of roasted coffee, taste is roasted coffee, malty, mild alcohol, easy drinker.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bt3680 (16) - - JUL 17, 2014
Pretty good taste. Like it! Pretty good taste. Like it! Pretty good taste. Like it! Pretty good taste. Like it! ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MunBro (334) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Rich, earthy brown pour. Trademark tan foamy Guinness head. Love the light toastiness of this! Very eady drinking.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ZacM612 (125) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Black as the name implies. Roasty aroma, a little coffee. Flavor, same with a little chocolate. Good drinkability, okay.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bendrixian (1098) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
Clearish but black colour and a white head. Muted aroma, some roast, some barley and a hint of something sweet. Medium bodied palate, watery mid and a slightly sweet and roasted barley flavour. regrettable purchase. I only bought this one because of a world cup matchup. Italia!!!!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (1345) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Pours a nice black color with off-white head. Roasted malt and just a bit of coffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more roasted malt notes.


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