thetmaxx (712) - West Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
ADesenberg (391) - Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
HopTsing (399) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
MorganBaughman (147) - Long Beach, Mississippi, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
robobeer2000 (1) - - JAN 29, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
NLBeerLover (7) - Newfoundland, CANADA - APR 26, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Slimcane (11) - Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
PsychoGunnar (29) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
CaliWill (19) - - FEB 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.