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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 669   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 (705) - 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 (683) - 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 (1952) - 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 (1391) - 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 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

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Serving: Bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours black with a small and fleeting tan head. The nose has a little bit of roasted malt and an odd vegetal note. Thin on the tongue with a slightly tangy, roasted bitterness, a slight burnt note, and a light sweetness. Finishes fairly clean. Pretty meh.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
stevoj (2395) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Not enough roast grain aroma or taste to carry this one. Overall mouthfeel is watery and no lasting palate. Black and more of a lager than a schwarzbier, and hardly worthy of the Guinness name.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tessic (913) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
This lager poured a deep black colour with a nice, big, creamy head. To the nose there are scents of roasted malt, tiny bit of vinegar and cooked veggies? First sip was quite thin with flavours of roasted malt and light smoke. Finish is medium smokey and a faint hop bitterness.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hiero (129) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Tastes like Coke with a slight coffee aftertaste. I’m not sure if I drank a beer or a soda. If an alcoholic Coca-Cola was the goal, then they did a great job.


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