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

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RATINGS: 679   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep brown, nearly black with slightly off white head. Aroma is a slightly fruity roast caramel. The flavor is very light roast caramel. Not bad for a brew that is trying to appeal to the "masses", but not very good, regular guiness stout much better!!

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (6384) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark body with light head. Aroma is roast and Cheap malt lager. Mouthfeel is thin.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Itís nothing special. Pours a dark brown, taste is malty yet bland. Nothing to truly distinguish this beer from the rest. Iíd take a Guinness stout over this any day.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JoePeesie (919) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Pours a deep brown with off white head. Nose and taste are more blah than I had hope & expected. I was expecting there to be a deeper malt and possibly roasty back taste. Not a beer I would buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bubbleflubber (2053) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Dark brown mahogany pour into the glass, with an initially wispy head that reduces to spotty lace. The nose is of cereal and a just a hint of dough. Flavors are reductive, roasted coffee essence and just a hint of black cherry. It finishes with a roasted bitter. The mouthfeel is almost seltzery, a tad thin. The active carbonation separates the integration enough to make the brew somewhat out-of-balance. Itís a shame, actually. I wanted it to be a bit better than it turned out.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dfinney23 (2277) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2012
To quote Ralphie, "it tastes like burning!" Pours dark brown with a thin, fizzy head. Faint grain aroma. Tastes like char (not in a good way) and feels kind of like a mouthful of ashes. Disappointing.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
boozedude (2208) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Kinda dissapointed since its a guinness product...pours dark. ?aroma is nut chocolate . ?taste is coffe chocolate skunky...just ok...

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricktop86 (649) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - APR 7, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2012 Pretty much what I expected. It tastes like Extra stout light with a little more of an earthy flavor. Not a bad beer but not a great one either

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
trave916 (3) - mt.vernon, Maine, USA - DEC 25, 2012 does not count
Very good beer, a little bitter, but not bad coming from guinness. Caramel, roasty, woody, smoke, vanilla

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ericular (802) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2013
From a bottle. Aroma is roasty but comes across mild and thin. Taste follows that theme - a surprisingly well-balanced taste comes in with roasted malts and a little sugar sweetness, but the taste leaves almost instantly and makes it feel thin and bland. It was enjoyable, but you had to keep going back frequently to keep any ongoing taste. Maybe thatís the intent?


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