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
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark mahogony beer with a tan head. Light chocolate and light. mineral aroma with faint roast. Light caramel and light roast flavor. Medium bodied. Light caramel and light roast lingers.
DruncanVeasey (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pour 24, Las Vegas, 01/11/13. Headless cola looks. Decent coal, Twiglet-stirred, yeast extract nose. Souring and very buttery with rusty iron, grilled veg, heavy, eye-watering fizz. Dark choc digestive afters. Off? Undrinkable, certainly- some got jettisoned on the casino floor.
MadIndian (2284) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A bit thin for my tastes, but nice notes of dark roasted malts, and a very, very, mild hint of hop. Not bad.
Frahmo (203) - Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz bottle, poured a dark mahogany with a tan head that quickly faded. Roasted malts up front.... High carbonation covered up everything else. I would not drink this again.
IndianaRed (2163) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear black/dark brown thin tan head. Light roasted aroma with some dark roast flavors a a little stale wet cardboard . Meh
Chudwick (1717) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle - pours dark brown with small tan head. Nose is roasted malts and caramel. Grassy finish. Light to medium body. Easy to drink. Decent.
jebert (458) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown/mahogany, almost opaque, with a fair sized head of tan foam that mostly dissipates. Nose is of dark roasted malt with a hint of coffee. Very creamy on the palate, the taste is malty with a slightly burnt coffee taste and a nice dry finish. Well done, Shiner. Pairs well with sardines on matzos.
JohnGalt1 (276) - , Idaho, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the Family Reunion 6’er... foamy short lasting tannish head atop a thin black liquid.
Nose shows caramel and dark malt.. a bit of molasses... uninteresting.
Dark molasses.. weird malty fruitiness... roasty and still very watery.
The body is thin and too carbonated.. just don’t care for it.