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

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RATINGS: 694   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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2.3
marcus (10227) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Pours pitch black with a decent tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a modest roasted malt flavor with a rather nasty chalky finish. Guinness needs to fix this one.

2.5
Tabednar (139) - - OCT 29, 2011
10.30.2011 - Houston, TX Bottle A light Guinness with less flavor. I would chose something different if I wanted lighter, but if your looking for Guinness just go for the real deal...

2.9
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Aroma: subtle roast and coffee, very faint. Pours black, fizzy off-white head dissipates quickly and leaves some thin lacing. Flavor has some nice chocolate and roast, coffee and earthy notes. Body is a bit thin, medium carbonation.

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thetmaxx (917) - West Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Poured into a Lager Glass. Pours really dark brown almost black. Nice frothy head with a little lacing on the glass. aroma is pleasant, roasted malts and almost a citrusy smell too. Flavour is clean and finishes with the roasty notes. Palate is thin and watery, but that’s the point of a lager. Carbonation is lively on the tongue. Overall one of the better Black Lagers I’ve tried.

2.7
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Pours clear dark brown with nice layer of frothy brown head. Aroma is corny and bland, slight roasty, but very minimal - stale. Flavor very dry and burnt. Pretty watery. Overall, decent drink for the fall, but overall lacks the depth I was hoping for.

2.6
mbgrayson (774) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Pours very dark, with tan head. Very little aroma. Taste of Carmel and a little malt. Smooth enough, but really not that great. Can’t give this one a thumbs up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2011
11.2 ounce bottle - Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia. Appearance: Pours a near black body with very dark mahogany-hued hints at the edge and topped with a small-sized, off-white head. Smell: Ultra faint hint of roast. And...well... There’s just not much at all to it. Taste: Pale malted barley, maybe even a trifling inclusion of pils malt. Very, very low roastiness, more like they added caramel coloring to achieve the color. Faintly herbal hint of hops with a minute bitterness. More of the same (which isn’t much) until the crispish finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Reasonably crisp. Overall: As bland, boring, and deficient as their flagship beer but without the treasured history of the standard Guinness Stout.

2.4
freezy (55) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2011
bottle poured into tulip. Thick short lived tan head, fair lacing, dark coffee/red. smell, black pepper, ashes without smokey-ness, almost invisible caramel malt smell very late, a touch of oregano? Taste ashes and soap. Small bubble carbonation, hops arrive after a brief resting period then stick to middle tongue. Overall, this is a weird, incomplete beer. It is a rougher yet thinner version of Koestritezer’s Schwartzbier. Suggestion, I blended this beer with a homebrew barley wine (11.71abv) and an O’Douls Amber (near beer/non-alcohol)...and it was delicious.

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Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
Pours black smells like coffee grounds and compost. Tastes like burnt toast. Sucks!

2.9
PhillyBeer2112 (2850) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Funny, its like a lagered version of the stout. Thin, roasty and insipid, with a plain finish. Light, nearly watery palate. Bleh.


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