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

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RATINGS: 691   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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3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
damzz (481) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Pours as dark at the stout with an off white head lacking the creamy look of the stout that quickly dissipates .Nose is roasted malt. Palate is medium body with crispness of a lager. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, bitter chocolate. Indeed, ti is the lager version of the stout. 14.9 oz can in an 8 can variety pack.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bt3680 (32) - - JUL 17, 2014
Pretty good taste. Like it! Pretty good taste. Like it! Pretty good taste. Like it! Pretty good taste. Like it! ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (8749) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Bottle at Belfast Airport. Pours a almost totally black color with a medium beige head. A light sweet caramel, toasted malt and light smooth nutty notes. The flavor is very much a Guinness product; smooth roasted malts, some hints of metal, caramel. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (2416) - Coeur dí Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 14, 2011
11.2 oz bottle. Pours almost opaque mohogany with a medium beige head with decent retention; leaves some creamy lace. Aroma is pretty muted but a little bread shows through. Taste is bittersweet with a dry and somewhat salty finish. Has a wet river rock/mineral flavor in the finish. Crisp and refreshing. Average carbonation. It could be more roasty, but I like it.

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
peteysmu (63) - USA - NOV 11, 2011
decent lager, skunky taste, weird aftertaste

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9861) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2012
11.2 fl oz bottle at Burger & Beer Joint, Miami Beach, FL. Sampled on January 22, 2012.
Dark reddish brown to black color, huge lasting tan head. Sweet, cream, a bit roasted scent. Roasted, malty, cream taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.
Iíd drink it again given the chance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (5393) - Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Malty aroma has a smoky undertone and a firm yeasty note. It pours an opaque dark-chocolate brown with a thick, frothy, light tan head. Malty, smoky flavor has hints of molasses, licorice and coffee. Texture, unfortunately, seems to be on the thin side, though it has a good fizz. OK, but their classic stout is still the best. On tap.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5960) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2012
11.2oz bottle. Cold brewed, how íbout that. Mellow black malt aroma. Pretty much a straightforward Schwarz/Dunkel. Overly sweet, Iím not sure who they were thinking of selling this to. Not a bad beer, if I were in Germany. Distant smoked coffee tones, there is some nice roastiness. Some bitterness behind the chocolate notes. Enjoyable enough beer, just a mystery as to why Guinness would feel the need.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1275) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Poured from bottle. Continuing with the st pattyís day theme. Malt / sugar aroma. Solid black, light tan head. I taste roasted malt, a bit of hops, burnt caramel and honey (believe it or not!). Beer is kinda average, but the dark honey flavor Iím getting wins it more points.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DirtyD79 (41) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2012
I thought it was pretty good. Kind of a barley flavor to it. I would definitely recommend it.


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