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


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RATINGS: 680   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   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 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 (850) - 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?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jflopsu (860) - 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 (2419) - 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 (1592) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 14, 2013
A - Pours an opaque black body with 1.5 fingers of tan head that sinks into a cap of micro bubbles. S - Earthy yeast, wet cardboard, copper, sweet toasted grain. T - Dark malts, grassy hops, light molasses, spicy bite, hints of fruit, raisins, old coffee, finishes dry some spice. M - Light to medium body, moderate carbonation. Better than I expected. Easily sessionable. Alot of people will probably hate on this because its from Guinness but it’s actually not too bad for style. Serving type: bottle 10-18-2011

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammy (9826) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2013
Several bottle samples at the LCBO on WIlson as I explained what the term and style was to the friendly rep they sent out. Its black without much head, or unfortunately much taste either. It’s not up to the style. Better than the stout they serve here.A bit thin and overcarbonated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lusikka (7595) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2013
330 ml bottle. Thanks P & J.
Pours a black colour with a small foamy head which fades quickly. Aroma of cereal with some burnt characteristics. Watery flavour of roasted malts, very mild bitterness and cereal. Light bodied, thin mouthfeel and low carbonation. A sucky schwarzbier.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mora2000 (6055) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vadie (1068) - 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.

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