BEERSOLDIER (42) - Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer is black. Pours a small dark head that leaves only a little lacing. itís does look pretty active with carbonation. Definitely smells of coffee, chocolate, a little smoky, a real malty smell. Tastes pretty good, you get the coffee right away with a toasted feel behind it. very robust and flavorful. It finishes nicely leaving behind a light carbonated fell on the tongue with a nice after taste. I was surprised by this beer. This is the best Shiner that I have had and I would definitely recommend this beer to any real beer drinker.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Dark pour with short lasting head. Minimal aroma, some bready notes. Thin, watery mouthfeel. Flavor has some chocolate notes, and a bitter finish.
poisoneddwarf (1676) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from the Shiner Family Reunion variety sixer bought at WinCo in CDA, ID. Pours black but looks red in the light; has a medium tan head with great retention. Aroma is toasted marshmallow, roasty coffee, raisins. Taste is sweet and roasty; could use some hop bitterness to balance it out. Creamy mouthfeel with a relatively thin body. Not bad. Probably the best one here, which was what I was expecting. Second thoughts: maybe not the best of the six pack. It gets a little cloying after awhile. I really wish there was at least a touch of bitterness.
kdm1984 (627) - Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not much aroma. Some sweetness. Flavor follows suit with just a little roast. Of all the schwarzbiers Iíve had so far, this is the weakest - flavor is weaker, palate is a little watery, and nothing much lasts. Certainly drinkable, but disappointing.
Brandon1989 (239) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours a black with small head. the aroma is typical for this style, nutty and dark roasted malts. the taste is where this beer falls apart in my opinion. it is similar to aroma but the taste doesnít blend well. Sam Adams black lager is much better in my opinion.
honest_silu (56) - 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 (847) - 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 didnít stand out.
crazyvin (1901) - 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 wasnít offensive, just lacking, as I found it to be one dimensional. Easy to drink and the carbonation seemed a little high.
BoostIPA (1186) - 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 (1258) - 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