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

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RATINGS: 668   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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3.2
Ratman197 (15224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roastiness, light fruittiness and a hint of carmel. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of roastiness, light carmel and a hint of fruittiness with a crisp lingering roasty finish.

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Borup (15165) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, bread and notes of coffee.

2.3
DSG (15119) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Dark brown with a bit of beige foam. Aroma of malt, caramel, light roastiness, a bit of oxidation and vegetal notes. Sweetish flavor, slightly roasty, with a bit of caramel, toasted bread and a drier and slightly bitter finish. Rather light-bodied.

2.8
Tmoney99 (14866) - 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.

2.9
HenrikSoegaard (14480) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2013
bottle. Creamt off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. light bitter flavor. Light bitter finish. Oily palate.

2.2
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2011
12oz bottle, thanks BeerandBlues2. Cola-black body topped by beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, light burnt. Taste is medium sweet, roast, light burnt. Light-medium body, lightly watery.

3.1
Drake (14062) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear deep dark red with a medium sized creamy head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. The taste is roasted malts, raisin, chocolate. Thin-medium bodied. Decent.

2.7
crossovert (13747) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Old rate. This is not the worst thing in the wold, tates like a roastier lager version of guinness. Still prefer the original with the ball can.

2.6
BeerandBlues2 (13719) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear black with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, leather yeast, earthy notes, and dark fruits. Flavor is medium malt, light hops, leather yeast, and a clean lager character. Light body, low warmth, medium carbonation.

2.9
Dogbrick (13554) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2011
This brew pours black with some chestnut color around the edges. Medium thin tan head that diminishes steadily to a film. Somewhat roasty aroma with notes of malt and chocolate. Light to medium body with a roasted malt character and flavors of mild hops and chocolate. The finish is short roasty malt. Seems like this beer is being marketed as a "less heavy Guinness" which is amusing. Simply average overall.


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