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

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RATINGS: 675   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   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%.


EKGoldings' rating

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EKGoldings (603) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2012
When this came out I scratched my head for quite some time. Guinness make a Schwarz? Well, gollee. Obviously I was in no rush to try it, but I was in a pub recently had had a couple. The dark roast-coffee is there along with some of that Harp unpleasant character. Not terrible, better than BMC, but Iíd rather a Guinness for those dark roast flavors.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (1357) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
Bottle. Creamy roasty aroma and taste. Smooth, easy drinking, and better than I thought it would be.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnGalt1 (711) - , Idaho, USA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle from the COOP... Clear dark walnut brew, foamy light khaki head sticks around for a bit... Nose shows washed out dark malt and little else. Flavor is dry bitter maltiness with background dry toast... No hops to speak off... watery.. Wonít ever buy again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer_rookie (68) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Pours black, of course. Has a nice tan head and some lacing. The head retains pretty well...Aroma, the main thing I notice is coffee. Thereís some roasted malt in there. But itís more like drinking bottom of the pot coffee....Taste, still coffee, maybe some cocoa. The roasted malt comes through a little more in taste than in nose....Mouthfeel, yeah, itís pretty smooth, itís well balanced. Semi dry. Itís pretty heavy....Overall, itís not bad. It reminds me of a regular Guinesss, I guess you could call it a Guinness Light. Itís not what I would call sessionable.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rdixon77 (1410) - Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Old rating. Pass. Dark clear body. Roast, char, and a strange metallic/sulfuric presence. Almost no reason to drink this.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cool_Bond (1896) - Kung av ÷l @ Facebook, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2015
Creamy, coffee and light chocolate in both aroma and flavor. Weak bitterness which fills the upper part of the mouth briefly. Okay beer with your meal. But enjoy it, you can not. Follow me @ Kung av Ųl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (520) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Dark roasted malt Appearance- Has a dark coffee color with a tan colored head. Taste- Strong flavor of roasted malt with a bitter flavor, nice Palate- A medium bodied brew with moderate carbonation, has a creamy to slight oily texture that goes well with the flavor. Overall- A nice Euro Dark Lager, I would order this if I saw it on a bar list.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RMcDaniel (6) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2015 does not count
This black lager is a heavy consistency but not appealing with food. It is, however, a beer is be okay drinking without any food. I'd still rank it only a bit above average overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (180) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle. Dark color with tan head and some lacing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oldschool_Mike (148) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a black colour with a very little off white head. Aroma is light roast and a touch of sulfur. Taste is roasted malts and a sulfury sweetness. I am assuming from the yeast. Decent black lager.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
tectactoe (2982) - Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle: Dark brown body with a light-khaki cap that fades quickly. Metallic aroma with toasted grains, roasted barley, a hint of dark malt, maybe some coffee? Kind of vague & light. Flavor is crisp, notes of roasted malt, mild ash, grains, & again some of that metallic twinge towards the back-end. Over carbonated. Pass.


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