KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. The pour was a murky dark brown with a slight reddish hue and an average sized (1-2 finger) light beige rocky head that reduced down to a few puddles of residue thus creating some excellent sheets of lace.
The aroma was of a roasted chocolate malt, a mild resin hop and a moldy yeast with notes of molasses and coffee.
The taste was very lightly sweet with a large dose of black malts and molasses early on and then became lightly bitter with a hint of coffee towards the end. The flavor lasted only a short time proceeding the swallow, with a malty coffee taste that was left to linger on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was just under medium in body and a bit watery in texture with a nice medium carbonation.
Overall pretty much a typical Black Lager, nothing here to make it particularly memorable...
daniel0017 (389) - Yukon, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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".
slowrunner77 (3843) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"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."
Darwenus (554) - Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
BierMeHoos (107) - Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
ILduce (206) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
digopossobon (291) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
beerbaaron (1259) - Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A nice looking black beer with a beige head. Odd aroma. Like artificial dry stale light roasted malt. Flavor is similar. No real quality character. Does not offer much.
ronaldtheriot (1257) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Guinness Black Lager has a pretty thick, spongy, beige head, which dies away rather quickly, a very dark brown appearance, with some brown highlights around the edges where the light hits it, and faint lacing left behind. The aroma is of mild, dark bread crust with a trace of sweetness. Taste is of dark, but not burnt, malt, sweetness, bread, and a rounding hop bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Guinness Black Lager finishes smooth and highly drinkable. RJT
Gethinbeer (2158) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black pour with a thin head. Sweet malt aroma. Sweet on the palette and all around really. Slight hints of roasted malt flavour.
Gaff_ (1) - - AUG 12, 2014 does not count
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
What a waste of ingredients.
Dark beer with a nice foamy head. That’s the only positive, looks. It has a slightly nutty flavour with hints of coffee.However, it tastes awful. It’s nothing short of a horror. Something that should never have been created.