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

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RATINGS: 693   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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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rondphoto (4355) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Opaque black with a good head and lace. Roasted malt and a light bittering are the whole story here. Easy to drink because there is so little going on. Not bad at all, just not very much to it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmmbeer (1409) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2012
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a near black with a sharp maroon tint when held to a light source, mildly creamy darkened tan head and gently whisped away. Hearty aroma of roasted barley with a mild note of hops. Hits the mouth with a firm medium body, roastedness of the malt is not subtle at all- but I like it that way, holds up well in the middle, finish has a bittering feeling that wants to linger, but goes away much faster than I would like. I call this one deadly- damn near had the whole six pack in less that 15 minutes last night. It wasn’t until running back to the fridge that I saw I had 1 bottle left. Very solid sessioner.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2012
11.2oz bottle-pours black with a big tight tan head. Aroma is roasty dark malt, earthy. Taste is roasty dark malt, 2nd earthy hops. Medium Body.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brewbie (479) - New York, USA - JAN 14, 2012
12oz bottle. dark black, thin lasting tan head. light aroma of roast. taste is a bit thin, not a lot going on, a little roast.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2012
12 oz. bottle purchased at QFC in Mukilteo/Harbour Pointe, WA. Pours a VERY dark brown with a minimal tan colored head. Aroma: Roasted malt. Flavor: Same as the aroma, with a hint of coffee. Light bodied and delicious.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Pours a very dark brown, not totally black, with a nice tan head. Aroma is mildly roasty. And flavor is mildly roasty. Shockingly little going on here. Sent a search party out for flavor and couldn’t find hardly anything even after I boldly ignored the bottle instructions and allowed it to warm up - in a glass. At least nothing offensive here. I kinda liked this one looking forward to the next one.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
vikingguy (1096) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Black with tall foamy tan head. Grassy, corn aroma. Taste - roasted malt and grassy hops. Notes of coffee and toast. Medium body. Easy drinking, but overall rather boring. Just ok for me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Black in color, clear with a thin white head. Good dark malt and lager aroma. I found this a very easy drinking nice dark beer. This is a great beer for when you want some flavor but not the heaviness. i liked the flavor.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Bottle and served in Guinness pint glass: Pours a deep brown with reddish highlights topped by a fizzy head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of ashy, roasted, and bready malts, some dark fruit and a hint of soapy yeast. The taste is utterly ordinary, simple sugars, sweet malt, heavy wet grains and a touch of herbal Continental hops. The mouth feel is watery and fades into a distance far too quickly. Even for a session Schwarzbier this lacks any real German character. Honest it was what I expected... sadly. (The McSorleys Irish Black Lager is world class compared to this)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wildbillvms (45) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2012
The best way to describe this beer is mix 50% Guinness with 50% Michelob Ultra... It has a very good taste, then after you swallow , the taste disappears like Ultra does? So? Less filling / Tastes great while in mouth?


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