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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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2.7
Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Bottle: Pours a dark ruby with a thin off-white head, light grains in the aroma with a hint of chocolate, starts and ends very lightly bitter, thin bodied, subtle carbonation. It’s a bit sad that Guinness thinks it needs to make a lighter version of their stout which is lighter than most beers.

2.7
Patrickctenchi (6731) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2012
poured deep,brown/black with a huge oatmeal coloured head. scent is slightly coffee. Taste is very weak coffee, cola, only slightly bitter. Decent flavour--only there’s almost none OF it. Certainly not what one expects with the name "Guinness" on it. Disappointing.

2.7
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2012
bottle. black with medium sized beige head. aroma of subtle milk chocolate and a touch of earth. flavor is similar with some soggy bread. meh.

2.7
hoosiers1994 (685) - Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
Bottle pours black with medium light tan head. Aromas are slight roast, but not much else. Taste is like a very watery Guinness mixed with a very light lager. Really can pound these, if you wanted. Not bad, better than average lager. Overall, decent for the style. Do not get that this is a scharzbier, at all.

2.7
ExpendableHero (932) - Florida, USA - APR 22, 2012
Dark brown beer with reddish hues, and a white head. Very faint aromas of raisins, and caramel. Tastes of watery coffee, dark licorice, hints of raisins, and ends on a slightly smoky note. Simple, and very easy to drink beer. I like it.

2.7
WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2012
I look at the scores I give this, and the total feels harsh, even though every number seems about right. This isn’t a great beer. This isn’t even a pretty good beer. But it’s easy drinkin’, simple, and might serve well as a crossover for the BMC crowd. But for $8 a sixer, you can really get much better than this. Pours a very dark brown with a quickly fading head. Nose isn’t much to write home about...fairly thin. Flavor is not bad...if it was fuller and would last a fair big longer on the palate, this could be a decent schwarzbier. But, as it is, a quick burst of flavor (again, decent flavor) fades very quickly into an aftertaste that isn’t all that much better than your typical light beer. Again, a lower end crossover.

2.7
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
11.2oz bottle at The Pilot in Cincinnati, OH. Pours a mostly clear, deep brown, almost black body with a finger-width, creamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is thin roasts, touches of chocolate, a hint of dark fruits, and a light earth. Flavor is similar. Light roasts and a bit of a dark chocolate up front with some earth, a few dark fruit notes, and a slight metallic hint. Finishes dry and lightly bitter with a decent crispness before leaving a medium length aftertaste. Light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, not bad, but fairly lifeless. A decent option when nothing else is available.

2.7
gta2892 (2) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012 does not count
Robust taste. Delivers a clean,not overly hoppy taste, and doesn’t leave the "cat poop in the mouth" taste that the Guinness stout does. Appearance is bold, if not dramatic, but overall it is a very well balanced beer

2.7
kramer (6905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear cola brown body with a small fizzy light brown head. Lots of carbonation, resembles a glass of Coke more than anything. The nose is husky and grainy with a bit of licorice and molasses. To a lesser extent some coffee and roast as well. The flavor is a little lacking in character, a bit overly thin and sweet with some cola like notes that are a bit of a turn off. The finish is sweet with some burnt roastiness and black strap molasses. Light to medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. A little bit of stickiness on the back end. Not the best example of the style. A little too watery and sweet.

2.7
Radek Kliber (7483) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle 330 ml
Aroma: slightly oxidized like hints , malty backing not very dry for black lager. Slight sourness at end. 5-
Look: murky , dark brown with neat presentable plus sized snowy top. Some lace. 4-
Taste/palate: mild , mid low carbonation. Soft , too soft with low roast notes. Tad darkness shown but so little. Slight mineral hints behind. Bah!


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