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

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RATINGS: 647   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%.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thetmaxx (746) - West Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Poured into a Lager Glass. Pours really dark brown almost black. Nice frothy head with a little lacing on the glass. aroma is pleasant, roasted malts and almost a citrusy smell too. Flavour is clean and finishes with the roasty notes. Palate is thin and watery, but thatís the point of a lager. Carbonation is lively on the tongue. Overall one of the better Black Lagers Iíve tried.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ADesenberg (592) - Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle: at home: pours dark, dark brown with a thick foamy tan head. It smells like roasty, ashy chocolate. Its flavor is sharp chocolaty malt. The lively carbonation is a fun departure from the traditional Guinness. Itís good, but I prefer itís grandfather... Guinness draught.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Guinness Black Lager is a black beer with a waxy, turbanado colored foam that has pretty nice lacing and retention. The aroma is very muted and of wet cardboard. Thereís a touch of roast and maybe spice in the nose. Itís medium-light bodied; fluffy and crisp. Itís lightly flavored from a dark malt twang at the first taste to a lightly bitter finish of coffee and medicine. This stuff just goes down like water. Itís a very simple, refreshing black lager.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopTsing (426) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MorganBaughman (147) - Long Beach, Mississippi, USA - JAN 20, 2013
We had this beer at the 2013 Tops of the Hops in Biloxi, MS. Wow! It was good. Itís lighter than Guinness, which meant that even Rob liked it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robobeer2000 (1) - - JAN 29, 2013 does not count
It smells good and I assume it smells like barely...cause it says so. Its all dark and stuff, and i like that...beer and stuff. it is a medium bitter, but flavorful. I like the aftertaste because its not tooooo strong, but i like it....I would like to put my pinkie through your ear. cheers. Well along with personal memories, I would rate this beer at a 15,,,oh wait, im uping that shit to 16!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NLBeerLover (7) - Newfoundland, CANADA - APR 26, 2013 does not count
I want to start by saying that I am a huge stout fan and I still really loved this beer even if its a lager tribute to one. It might have a prominent roasted aroma to it, it might not have the most pronounced head, it might not even be that lively on the palate. However, this is a smooth easy going beer with plenty of flavor and an interesting take on a lager.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slimcane (11) - Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2012
This is my go-to dark beer for every day. Smooth taste, yet more complex than other similarly priced beers. Goes well with medium to heavy flavored meals.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PsychoGunnar (29) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2013
Roasted barley, very burnt, smokeish malt taste. Looks extremely good, making the expectations a bit hard to reach. The palate has a bit of the classic Guinness creaminess. Tastes mostly of a good burnt malt and little else. Grows on you.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaliWill (19) - - FEB 11, 2013
It doesnít have that little bit of sour malt taste that a true Guinness has, but itís really good...dark malt flavors balanced with bitterness, and much lighter than a Guinness. I really liked it.


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