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


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RATINGS: 688   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bt3680 (32) - - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (8467) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Bottle at Belfast Airport. Pours a almost totally black color with a medium beige head. A light sweet caramel, toasted malt and light smooth nutty notes. The flavor is very much a Guinness product; smooth roasted malts, some hints of metal, caramel. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (2297) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 14, 2011
11.2 oz bottle. Pours almost opaque mohogany with a medium beige head with decent retention; leaves some creamy lace. Aroma is pretty muted but a little bread shows through. Taste is bittersweet with a dry and somewhat salty finish. Has a wet river rock/mineral flavor in the finish. Crisp and refreshing. Average carbonation. It could be more roasty, but I like it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
peteysmu (63) - USA - NOV 11, 2011
decent lager, skunky taste, weird aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9594) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2012
11.2 fl oz bottle at Burger & Beer Joint, Miami Beach, FL. Sampled on January 22, 2012.
Dark reddish brown to black color, huge lasting tan head. Sweet, cream, a bit roasted scent. Roasted, malty, cream taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.
I’d drink it again given the chance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (5175) - Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Malty aroma has a smoky undertone and a firm yeasty note. It pours an opaque dark-chocolate brown with a thick, frothy, light tan head. Malty, smoky flavor has hints of molasses, licorice and coffee. Texture, unfortunately, seems to be on the thin side, though it has a good fizz. OK, but their classic stout is still the best. On tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5799) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2012
11.2oz bottle. Cold brewed, how ’bout that. Mellow black malt aroma. Pretty much a straightforward Schwarz/Dunkel. Overly sweet, I’m not sure who they were thinking of selling this to. Not a bad beer, if I were in Germany. Distant smoked coffee tones, there is some nice roastiness. Some bitterness behind the chocolate notes. Enjoyable enough beer, just a mystery as to why Guinness would feel the need.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1238) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Poured from bottle. Continuing with the st patty’s day theme. Malt / sugar aroma. Solid black, light tan head. I taste roasted malt, a bit of hops, burnt caramel and honey (believe it or not!). Beer is kinda average, but the dark honey flavor I’m getting wins it more points.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DirtyD79 (41) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2012
I thought it was pretty good. Kind of a barley flavor to it. I would definitely recommend it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjohnny (521) - - SEP 21, 2012
Dark but not thick. Smooth and light enough to drink all the time. Not a bad all around beer.

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