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%
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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Black and clean. Pours with a good but big bubble frothy head. Runny aroma. Good light roasty malt taste with a thinner consistency.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerbill (3616) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle at the International Great Beer Expo in Uniondale. Pours black with a tan head. There is a trace of roasted malt in the nose and that is about it. The flavor is weak roasted malt and stale cardboard. Light-medium bodied. Thankfully, I was able to sample this at the festival so I won’t have to waste my money buying it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (6875) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle purchased @ Smiley’s Discount beverage, Dover, NH for $1.59. Deep brown pour into a pint. Soapy head, light lace. Nose of roasted barley. A slight smokiness with a roasted malt backbone. A tad thin in the body. Much better than I thought to was going to be.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle at World of Beer (Carrollwood). Black pour with a tan head. Not a whole lot going on in the aroma other than some roasted malt notes. Flavor is decent but again not very exciting. Fairly watery mouthfeel. Easy drinking but I prefer more character in a Schwarzbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3984) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2011
12oz bottle at Chad and Monica’s house. Overall, better than average. Nice roasted malt and a hint of smokiness. Very easy drinking and a nice change of pace.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
peteysmu (63) - USA - NOV 11, 2011
decent lager, skunky taste, weird aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2638) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2011
aroma of ordinary beer with a bit of extra malt and earth. spicy tingle and dishwater hop to this complex yet not substantial brew that is watery. earth, a bit of anise and a slight slickness with a bit of sharp bubble leave me with the impression that this is a crafty brew made by a crafty brewer. some roast and dark style sweetness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2011
Bottle, a gift from a customer who brought this into the store for me. Thank you, person I can no longer remember. A touching gift, ruined by the fact that I’m a terrible, ungrateful person. Now, on the beer! Bottle, served at home, out off my Maudite glass; pours clear black; 1-finger pale tan head, average lacing. Nose is garbage-water (no really, I’m trying not to be a dick, but this smells rather like old dishwater), flint, bacon, hot dumpster (serious overripe vegetables here) , and some vague roast. Flavours are rather soapy, with light roast pervasive right through, more boiled vegetables. Terrible. Just terrible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddon90 (1633) - Newport Beach, California, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark black color with a thin, lacing head. Light, roasted malt aroma. Watered down taste with some malt and oats lingering around. Not the best beer, but my expectations were minimal to begin with.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBeerGod (6158) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle. Black pour with a medium, dense brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, charred grains, cold coffee and faint chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, toasted grains, dark bread, ash, and cold coffee. Body is medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more roasted malt, light ashy notes, toasted grains, dark bread, coffee and light chocolate.

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