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

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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 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 (2334) - 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 (906) - 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. Iím not sure if I drank a beer or a soda. If an alcoholic Coca-Cola was the goal, then they did a great job.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
cafgen (144) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Definitely Tastes like a Guinness. Roasted aroma with same taste and a little bitterness at the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bendrixian (1174) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
Clearish but black colour and a white head. Muted aroma, some roast, some barley and a hint of something sweet. Medium bodied palate, watery mid and a slightly sweet and roasted barley flavour. regrettable purchase. I only bought this one because of a world cup matchup. Italia!!!!

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Bottle, pours opaque black w/ foamy off-white head, aroma is even mix of roasted malt, adjunct, and dishwater, thin and watery w/ only the lightest roast accent on finish, unimpressive

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
johnnnniee (2459) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Curious little bottle attracted my attention when I wasnít really looking to buy beer. Iíve had a lot of Guinness over the years and while I donít drink it much anymore itís still got a special place... So anyhow this pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and a creamy off white head that quickly dissipates to a cap. No widgets in here to release nitrogen and keep this head stable for an hour. Smells, yup it smells, just like a macro lager. Pilsner malt, grainy, grassy, corny. Thereís a faint and I mean faint aroma of roasted grains, but I would imagine most of the color from this thing came from sinamar. Taste follows the smell really well and ends with quite a dry finish. Light body, medium carbonation, thin watery mouthfeel. Maybe this would make a good gateway beer for someone, but for me this one was a let down. Nothing exciting here at all.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SSSteve (3831) - - SEP 10, 2011
bottle. pours black with a medium tan head. nose is light roasted barley. flavor is mostly lager-like with some ashy, charred notes. very dry and un-sweet finish. light body.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tnkw01 (1185) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Bottle. Not as good as I thought it would be. Tastes more like a average lager than a schwarzbier. Started off good. Nice dark color, nice head. Aroma, smells kind of like metal. Taste, just not that great.


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