1guywith_aboat (254) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - MAY 16, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma is yeast, ash, fruit, interesting. Pours opaque black with a khaki head. Awesome lacing. Flavor is honestly lacking dark flavor. In a blind taste test it could pass for a light-colored beer. I can’t taste any roasted or dark flavors. Light body, sweet finish. Decent as far as beer in general but for the style not so much.
cattaneopapa (379) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from LCBO. Toronto, ON. 4.5% alc. / vol. Pours an opaque black colour with a small mocha head. Aroma is grassy, hoppy and some notes of coffee. Well balanced hoppy taste. Light body with low-moderate carbonation.
hotstuff (5077) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rated on 11-02-2011 (Bottle) When poured, this beer has a medium sized fizzy tan head with a short retention, dark brown body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and virtually no lacing. The aroma is roasted malt. The flavor is roasted malt and lightly sweet. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and this beer is light bodied. This beer lacks character in the flavor as there is not much to it.
morrdt (715) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tall pint can from a "Irish Beer" 8 pack sold at Harris Teeter in Huntersville, NC. Pours a nice black color with a light aroma of mostly malt, coffee and chocolate. Taste is mellow and has an easy finish. Not bad but it could be better.
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - APR 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark with a mild beige head, the barley comes through in the taste, giving it a similar flavor to that of burnt caramel.
rumproasts (5318) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. Hazy blackish with small head. Ashy charred malt. Bland and watery. I don’t like the style much, but this is underwhelming to say the least.
cafgen (205) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Definitely Tastes like a Guinness. Roasted aroma with same taste and a little bitterness at the end.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Pterodiacetyl (55) - California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drinking this a day late and it's the wrong damn one. Got it free. I feel like I actually got less out of the deal.
freekyp (2111) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has the requisite roasty malt nose, and drinks smoothly with a nip of hops, but lacks some of the crispness common to this ’black pils’ style. An easy session beer that would be at home next to virtually any pub grub, Guinness Black Lager is an interesting foray into this often duplicated but rarely perfected style.
kerenmk (4643) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Dark brown with white wave. Sweet, a little caramel aroma, sweetish taste and very slightly roasty. Light body, a little more fizzy than the Guinness stout.