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

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RATINGS: 657   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%.


ghawener's rating

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ghawener (1470) - San Salvador, - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle: light, slightly roasted. Thin, watery, plain. Guinness has excellent AND poor beers. This is not great.


0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
zdunseth (15) - ISRAEL - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle Oct 2014. Absolutely foul. Tried this a few years ago, and hated it. Nothing's changed. The burnt taste actually turns my stomach. Only beer on the planet that I'd rather pour out than drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ffaoe (246) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2014
malty, slight roasty aroma. pitch black with little head. taste is slightly malty, slightly roasty. balanced, smooth finish

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HIGHB4LL (612) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2014
11.2 oz. bottle from Cash Wise in Williston. Appearance: half finger light khaki head, black color, opaque, good lacing. Aroma: earthy molasses, light licorice, light roasted grain. Palate: full body, soft carbonation, light bitter and dry finish, oily texture. Taste: sweet malt into a light roasted grain astringency, aftertaste is light licorice that lasts. Overall, surprisingly good, nothing amazing or standout about this beer, but smooth tastes and palate.

1.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
lbcgreg (29) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Plain dark lager with a slight roasted malt flavor. Very clean finish. A simple lager.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
daniel0017 (391) - Yukon, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
Dark, semi-opaque body with ample bubbly tan head. Aromas of grass, corn, roasted barley (in that order). Flavour is weak compared to its stoutly homologue but still bears some likeness. Weak, dilute MF. I’d rename this "Budweiser, Dark Roast".

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"light but pleasant aroma and flavor of roasted malts, caramel and/or mollasses. refreshing dark beer...nicely done. i was not a fan of Guinness til the foreighn extra got there (that beer is awesome) but this one is quite pleasant even though light. nothing that’ll blow you away, but quite nice all-around."

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Darwenus (560) - Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Pours dark brown, almost black, with very little foam. The aroma is a little bit of charcoal, a little bit of coffee, and average lager notes. The flavor is slightly sweet and rich, but the after-taste is godawful. Medicinal. A little astringent. I won’t have this again.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BierMeHoos (127) - Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2014
From a bottle. Black pour with a very thin head. Sweet malt aroma. Sweet on the palette and all around just ok. Not a fan just kind of blah.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ILduce (207) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
Black beer? More like, blah beer. The appearance is nice, but that’s it. You really have to reach for the Nutty, malty, roasty nose. Taste is of weak malt flavourings, bread crumbs and old coffee. Just boring. Guinness, don’t quit your day job.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
digopossobon (295) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 20, 2014
Muito creme. Castanho e denso. Líquido negro e opaco. Aroma adocicado e alcoólico. Intensidade média para baixa. Um pouco de canela. Muito bom. Pouco densa. Típico sabor de café torrado. Um pouco picante. Muito mais suave que a Guinness original. Bastante amarga.


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