IceChipsSky11 (275) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
.................................................. skies and may your pots be monsters!
honest_silu (55) - Jeddah, SAUDI ARABIA - DEC 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tonight I celebrate new year with much beer and firework display. I try this Shiner beer from large state of much guns and beauty cowboy cheer squad. I am like this choco beer of much dark and nut flavours. I drink many and continue untill ball drops or I pass out.
kevinator (667) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A pretty lame duck but drinkable. This falls into the average category that most Shiner products have become. Faint malty aroma and fairly dark with a white head. A little light with average carbonation. Faint sense of roasted malts but not the nuttiness you can find with the style. It seemed very safe. Very little hops presence. Just didn’t stand out.
crazyvin (1834) - New York, USA - DEC 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A black body with a tan head that had good retention. Aroma had more of a toasted malt note than any roasted malts really. A slight hint of charcoal. Flavor had a moderate char flavor to it. It wasn’t offensive, just lacking, as I found it to be one dimensional. Easy to drink and the carbonation seemed a little high.
BoostIPA (1050) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from shelf aroma, pours a thin black. Head is nondescript. Aromas of some light roast, light cocoa notes. Mouthfeel is thin. Taste is just ever so slightly bitter upfront and has a watery dry finish. Pretty average.
williamherbert (1193) - Syracuse, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep, deep brown color, black in certain light, red at the edges. Not a ton of head, but a little.
Aroma is pleasantly nutty, roasted malts, dryer than I expected. Although there is a touch of sweetness, it is more bready. Again, complex for style.
Malt flavor is a tad smoky, almost in the realm of a Rauchbier, but just a little thinner on flavor, which makes sense due to the nature of it being a lager.
The feel is dry and ashy. This is a very solid black lager; I enjoy
stevoj (1598) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good attempt at the style, roast grains come through in aroma and taste. Not overly bitter or heavy, toned down for the American palate, still a decent schwarzbier.
AKThunder (166) - New York, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Now this tastes how I was hoping Kosmos Reserve was going to taste. Has the strong dark malt/coffee taste. Not too overbearing, will sit on your tongue and increase the flavor as you let your senses open up to it. Just the right a!out of hop bitterness, this one is a winner in my book.
MarkBarnes (369) - Waterville, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nov. 26, 2013; 12 oz. bottle from Shiner sampler pack. Appetizing pour - dark color, sturdy head & lacing. Chocolate, vaguely-veggie flavor. Session-worthy, if not outstanding (or offensive) in any respect.
closey22 (631) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with ruby hilites and a foamy tan head; Aroma is malty with some notes of coffee; Flava is richly semi sweet malt and roasy bitter; feels medium with nice fizz; finishes dry malty grassy hints of licorice