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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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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep brown, nearly black with slightly off white head. Aroma is a slightly fruity roast caramel. The flavor is very light roast caramel. Not bad for a brew that is trying to appeal to the "masses", but not very good, regular guiness stout much better!!

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (8006) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark body with light head. Aroma is roast and Cheap malt lager. Mouthfeel is thin.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Itís nothing special. Pours a dark brown, taste is malty yet bland. Nothing to truly distinguish this beer from the rest. Iíd take a Guinness stout over this any day.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JoePeesie (925) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Pours a deep brown with off white head. Nose and taste are more blah than I had hope & expected. I was expecting there to be a deeper malt and possibly roasty back taste. Not a beer I would buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bubbleflubber (2204) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Dark brown mahogany pour into the glass, with an initially wispy head that reduces to spotty lace. The nose is of cereal and a just a hint of dough. Flavors are reductive, roasted coffee essence and just a hint of black cherry. It finishes with a roasted bitter. The mouthfeel is almost seltzery, a tad thin. The active carbonation separates the integration enough to make the brew somewhat out-of-balance. Itís a shame, actually. I wanted it to be a bit better than it turned out.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dfinney23 (3105) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2012
To quote Ralphie, "it tastes like burning!" Pours dark brown with a thin, fizzy head. Faint grain aroma. Tastes like char (not in a good way) and feels kind of like a mouthful of ashes. Disappointing.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Kinda dissapointed since its a guinness product...pours dark. ?aroma is nut chocolate . ?taste is coffe chocolate skunky...just ok...

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricktop86 (825) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - APR 7, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2012 Pretty much what I expected. It tastes like Extra stout light with a little more of an earthy flavor. Not a bad beer but not a great one either

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sonnycheeba (5798) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with average, frothy beige head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, figs, raisins, faint earthy hops, sugar, and some funk. Flavor is malt forward followed by unbalanced fruit esters and hops; dry finish. Light/medium body and carbonation with low warmth.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (16342) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Pour is cola in color with a thick off-white head. Nose is bland, but a bit roasty. A little bit sour, maybe? Really watery...itís hard to really smell anything. The flavor is just as bad. Itís almost like drinking black water. Just a hint of roasted malt, a tinge of sourness, perhaps a light earthiness, but Iím really stretching for that one. Not sure what the appeal is here.


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