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 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jlo7399 (218) - Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Poured almost black with white head. Tasted like bud light with guinness poured in, which makes it better than bud light, but still not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (14109) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Bottle. Poured a dark clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting and produced good lacing. Moderate toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium roasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of short duration. Soft drinkable brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryanfolty (2516) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Date: September 24, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: Minneapolis Beer Fest. Full description not available as I sampled way too many beers in 4.5 hours!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Onslow (1461) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2011
BOttle pour. Inky dark brew that looks a like like a stout, cept for the head being fizzy and not creamy. Light lagerish aroma of grains, adjunt, a little roasted malt. Taste is very lagerish - like a macro lager with minimal roasted malt taste. Thin palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (4393) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
25 Sept 2011, bottle. black, doesn’t have to settle like a normal guinness. smells like a handful of toasted malt and burnt coffee. thin and fizzy. there is a black lager taste but it gets a bit tinny in the finish. i’ve had much better black lagers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (5982) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Whole Foods, P st, DC sixer ($9): Pours black with a quickly dissipating, kind of funny colored head. Light chocolatey aroma, with some roasted malts. A hint of that typical grainy lager aroma in there as well. Body is actually a little watery kind of like seltzer. But, the tastes that are there are good. Certainly no off taste in there, but not enough taste to really justify this beer’s existence. In any case, I am glad Guinness tries out new things.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
There is hope yet for the big boys. Just saw this available in the local market and decided to do a comparison with regular draught. More body, a little more sweetness, and maybe even more bitterness, This is just a better-balanced and more enjoyable beer overall. Smooth roast and grain in the aroma. Just a touch of coffee in the flavor, and plenty of bubbles, which is probably the biggest difference between this and regular draught, The lack of nitro makes a completely different beer. I guess this miht be more of a lighter version of extra stout. Despite my disdain for it, Guinness is still the more fascinating macro to me. I’d like to see this get around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4387) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011
The aroma is nice but weak with brown sugar, burnt malt, chocolate, honey, and flowers. The appearance is darn brown with a tan head. The taste is a little like the aroma but overshadowed by soapy bitterness and peppers. The palate is smooth. Overall not one of those beers that makes you want another.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2011
pours very dark brown, almost black with small but sustaining off white, beige head. Aroma of light smoke. Flavor is lightly charred roast, with a touch of meat smoke, cocoa. Medium bodied. Nice but forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rougeau13 (2764) - Richmond, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Really dark brown with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of roasted barley, molasses, and nuts. Taste is a touch thin; roasted and malty and ever so slightly bitter. Medium thin. Not bad, but I won’t buy it again.

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