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

bottled
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RATINGS: 662   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   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%.


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 (686) - 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 that’s the intent?

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jflopsu (644) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Black in color with little white head. Smells and tastes like black liquorish. Has a slightly similar end flavor of a Guinness Stout, but not as good as that.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cards04 (1843) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 20, 2013
Nothing special about this...tastes like a golden lager with a touch of dark malts on the finish. Some sweet fruity and grainy aromas and flavours, otherwise nothing special.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Reimer96 (1333) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
Pours a clear dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is dominated by roasted malts, coffee and a faint sweetness follow. Taste is good gulp of roasted malts, bitter cocoa, bad coffee and then transitions into a dry finish. Medium-light body and not much going on in this one with a terribl astringent taste on the finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mora2000 (5853) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Dark brown pour with a white head. The aroma is chocolate and lightly roasted malt with some sugar notes. The flavor is similar. I get some grainy chocolate notes and roasted malt. Thin, watery mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Bland.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vadie (800) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
Rouge très foncé, presque noir en couleurs, avec un petit collier beige. L’arôme est de malt et de mélasse, le goût est très similaire. Comme un hybride Guinness-Lager.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (7353) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
11.2 oz bottle. L3028GD001. (Midtown Wine) Nashville, TN.
Black colour with a red hue and a small tan head. Sweet malt, toasted bread and brown sugar in the aroma. Sweet malt and some darker tones in the flavour. Not very good.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Imaena (1881) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle. This is a thin and bland tasting schwartz without the hop bite i expect.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
coolfunnj (323) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2013
faint malty aroma..black stout like appearance with slightly off white head..taste is of a sweeter lager but not very powerful anyway mostly bland..tingly and watery on the palate overall their other products much preferred


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