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


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RATINGS: 687   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 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!!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (7228) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark body with light head. Aroma is roast and Cheap malt lager. Mouthfeel is thin.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JoePeesie (923) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricktop86 (750) - 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

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ericular (936) - 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?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jflopsu (1084) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cards04 (2601) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Reimer96 (1743) - 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.

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