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

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RATINGS: 667   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%.

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3.4
tfontana (1148) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Downtown Discount Beverage. Aroma is purple grape/dark fruits, noble hops. Appearance is dark brown--almost opaque--with small off-white head that fades quickly. Trace lacing. Taste is strong rich malts with dark fruit and mild noble hop bitter balance. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thin texture and tongue-stinging lively carbonation with crisp finish. Overall, more fruity than a traditional Schwarzbier but good nonetheless.

3.2
snoworsummer (6147) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle. Tastes like raisins, dark roasted malt, some dark chocolate, and burnt coffee. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like dark roasted malt, raisins, and burnt coffee.

1.9
DeanF (2529) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2015
Funny how Guinness has these other products that I never think about.... and occasionally bump into running around the planet.This has a decent foamy head and black body, sorta the non-creamy version of the "proper" Guiness product if’n you will. Macro barley on the nose, nothing more, nothing less, adequate. Flavour is faint roasted barley. Really watery palate. Not sure what the point is, it’s sort of like a watered down stout. Odd thing, not awful, but I wouldn’t buy it again.

2.8
ozzy70 (1283) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 24, 2015
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours black/cola colored. Minimal tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and sweetness. Taste was weak coffee and roasted malts.

2.7
ljthiessen (1461) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 19, 2015
Bottle. Pretty dark brown pour with a decent tan head. Aroma is roasty chocolate, simple but not bad. Flavour is thin and metallic, not much going on at all.

2.7
altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2015
On tap in Annapolis, MD. Dark malty body with medium head. Nose is coffee, chocolate, barley. Taste similar of coffee, some chocolate. Then turns bitter. Okay.

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Senka (1094) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 8, 2015
FTA. This was available all over Europe. I had this in TLL, Frankfurt and UK. A ok schwarzbier, but nothing more. Black - check, lagerlike - check.

2.7
crossovert (14006) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Old rate. This is not the worst thing in the wold, tates like a roastier lager version of guinness. Still prefer the original with the ball can.

2.9
Cousin_Larry (895) - - JUN 27, 2015
Pours jet black with tan hesd that stays. No lacing. Smell is malts, alcohol, cereal. Taste is semi sweet. Boring.

2.4
BlackHaddock (7753) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2015
12oz bottle into a Corsendonk badged stemmed tulip on 19th May 2015. As the name suggests this is a black bodied lager, the head a slowly dispersing lightly tanned head. Mild malt nose, the taste also malts to the fore in the flavouring. Nothing special, nothing wrong with it: but not really for me, I prefer my beers less carbonated and less lager-like overall.


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