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Brewed by St. James’s 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%.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1701) - Rathdrum, 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.

3.6
   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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7750) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (3256) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4321) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (994) - Bergen County, New Jersey, 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.

3.6
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjohnny (365) - - SEP 21, 2012
Dark but not thick. Smooth and light enough to drink all the time. Not a bad all around beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpjuart (1049) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours black with pillowy brown head. sweet notes of caramel with that lovely lactic twinge. Nice moderate mouthfeel with some watery character, chocolate and roast, sweet caramel and some lactic notes in the finish and after. Pretty darn solid.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1030) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle pour - smoky roasted malt goodness here with the Guinness dryness. A good beer to walk around a bar with.


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