peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good choice at Big Shucks for some fried oysters. Weak chocolate aroma and flavour. Bit of sweet caramel malts. An enjoyable bit of nutty.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. pours dark brown with thin white head. the aroma has some chocolate milk, coffee, and grains. flavor is grainy, mild chocolate and coffee notes. watery and very bland.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found this one bottled at Binny’s in St. Charles, Illinois. Clear, very dark brown pour with a wispy head, Sweet, malty nose, with a hint of coffee. Malty and yeasty taste, very nice, with a little bitterness. Very good all around.
asedzie (617) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours ruby-brown with thin brown head. Nose is caramel, grainy, slightly raw smelling malt, a tiny touch of coffee, with lightly herbal and grassy hops. Flavor is toffee and lightly tosted bread, light sourness and very mild herbal hop flavors and a touch of bitterness. Also getting hints of metal. Palate is bubbly with some fullness, but overall little bit too thin and watery. Pretty good for this brewery and a interesting interpretation of the style.
bhensonb (11526) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma of toasted caramel with some light hop. Near opaque brown/black color with a head that entirely disappeared in seconds. Medium body with fizzy carbonation. Flavor of roasted/toasted malt with balancing noble hop. Swarzbier it is. Not complicated, but tasty.
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with lb4lb (thanks!). Poured a deep brownish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, roast, nuts, and burnt grains. Tastes of caramel, nutty, and roast.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draft at Boondoggle’s, Seabrook, TX): Pours a black, dark brown color, big creamy, cream colored head, somewhat diminishing. Malty nutty taste, not very strong. Watery dusty taste, some malts. More bocky taste than stout. Nutty. Somewhat fruity taste, like cherries. Tasty.
jezmez68 (401) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shiner makes some pretty beers. The bock is especially brilliant. Anyway, this black lager has a nice look, black like a porter but not as opaque. Not much of a head. Nice smell of hops and malts, almost caramel-like. I really liked the flavor. Malty with a bit of bite from the saaz hops. Finishes smooth like all good black lagers do. On tap at the Flying Saucer in Houston.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2008
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Aroma had a good roasted coffee on the nose. Black body with decent head that went flat quickly. Flavor was overcarboninated thin sweet moderate bitter beer. Watered down. Easy on the palate because it’s like drinking black water.
daniellerose7 (119) - new york, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2008
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Wha happen...?? I must have gotten a bad line... no brewer would intentionally make a beer this bad/sour/flat. The only thing is... I’ve had a bad Shiner line MORE times than a good one. Wussup wi dat? On tap at Flying Saucer AND Ginger Man.