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Brewed by St. Jamesís Gate (Diageo)
Style: Schwarzbier
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 693   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
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
arventresca (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Decent beer. Black with small head. Not the greatest Guinness ever. Would drink again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PugUglyBrewer (559) - - MAR 17, 2017
A black lager is a summertime delight for a big stout fan like myself. This is light and smooth with that signature Guinness yeast. Thin, smashable body with a light roast flavor. Ireland beer baby!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pershing (556) - Garland, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours black with a small beige head that leaves a little lacing. Nice Roasted malt aroma. Initial drink has some black malt bitterness. Thin Body with a dry finish. Not a big fan of black Lagers but this one is above average.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
mrjaxson (556) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Momma says always stress the positive, so Iíll say that Black Lager looks good. After that, well, (sorry mom) the roasted grain aroma is sharp and unpleasant, the beer is thin, and the finish leaves an unpleasant bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer_rookie (546) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Pours black, of course. Has a nice tan head and some lacing. The head retains pretty well...Aroma, the main thing I notice is coffee. Thereís some roasted malt in there. But itís more like drinking bottom of the pot coffee....Taste, still coffee, maybe some cocoa. The roasted malt comes through a little more in taste than in nose....Mouthfeel, yeah, itís pretty smooth, itís well balanced. Semi dry. Itís pretty heavy....Overall, itís not bad. It reminds me of a regular Guinesss, I guess you could call it a Guinness Light. Itís not what I would call sessionable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2012
black color, aroma of roasted malt, flavor of roasted malt, coffee, toffee, very watery, light bodied, nothing exciting

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jabic (530) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Ar: Light malt, a bit of moss, and coffee. Ap: Very dark brown, red highlights - medium light tan head with big bubbles - moderate retention. T: Roast and a touch of coffee up front - some earthiness with light bitterness - quick, ashy finish. P: Light bodied with medium-high carbonation - falls a bit thin on the palate. O: Decent black lager - nothing special, pretty underwhelming.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
exeter (529) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Poured a good head that quickly died off. Dark brown in colour. Tastes of toasted malt and caramel. Very sweet. Mouth feel is thin. Like most Guinness beers, itís become a pale imitation of a real dark Lager. Kind of boring.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
delnoche (516) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - MAR 8, 2012
11.2 fl oz bottle poured into a dimpled mug. Deep brown amber with a tiny tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is odd. It has the distinctive Guinness roastiness with the typical wateriness of a pale lager. Mouthfeel is a bit thin with a generous amount of carbonation. Finish is bitter roast at first and fades to a biscuity lager yeast. It is pretty much exactly what one would expect of a lager from Guinness. This isnít bad but I donít think Iíll buy it again. If I want a Guinness, Iíll buy a Guinness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
OntBeerDrinker (514) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
Black w/little brown @ bottom. 2-3 finger head fades. Leaves little laceing. Smells like Guinness & a BAD lager. Taste:Barley flakes,roastedness, sour(ish), chocolate, & lager taste. It was good but be even better if it had a stout taste over the lager taste but the bottle I had, had a date that passed when I had it but didnít say if it was best b4 or not. The lager part I found the worst part.


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