lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pous like a coca cola. Smell is dull cardboardy malt. Dull similar taste as well with a hint of roast malt in there too. Average body, with a bubbly carbonation. Not too offensive, but not my favorite beer or style. A bit better than their dunkel I thought.
trum22 (13) - USA - NOV 12, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’m surprised this one’s rated as high as it is. Looks like a headless, watery stout. Has an unfortunate lager smell, which is nothing but malt with a bit of skunkiness. Palate is thin, yet somehow filmy. Flavor is malt with a bit of chocolate and maybe caramel. I detected a metallic flavor as well, but no real hop bitterness.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very cool totally black label. Pours opaque with tan head. Resembles root beer. Aroma is corn and malt. Flavor has some tasty roast and crisp carbonated bite. Mouth feel is somewhat thin and watery, but tastes decent and is easy to chug. I like this better than their ever-popular bock.
redgold07 (308) - Irving, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours jet black, from all black packaging. More substantial than many schwarzbiers, great roasted taste... a good beer.
12 oz. bottle.
snargles (23) - wouldntyouliketoknow, Maine, USA - NOV 7, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well,they’ve brought this back,without the "97",it just says bohemian black lager now.When it came out the first time it was more full-bodied and tastier,still a nice black lager that goes down smoother than any other i’ve tried.They messed up by not ressurrecting 96 instead,it was truly unique,this not so much
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2008 Draft:
Black in color, small tan head consisting of tiny bubbles, Roasted malt aroma. Moderate carbonation. Flavor is of roasted malt, slight hint of pecan, chocolate and raspberry? Mouthfeel is bold, slightly creamy. Palate is strong, bordering on rough on the way down. Finish hangs around a little.
Dark almost opaque brown/black color. Large head that dissipates quickly. Little carbonation. Aroma of chocolate with a hint or raspberry. Taste is of dark roasted malt, almost burnt tasting. Very burned malt taste.
jstraw (1937) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2007
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Black with good, foamy, head / Skunky, toasty nose? / Light, fizzy body with no finish / Weak, artificial and skunky roast flavor / Bad.
MOJOAG (2) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2007 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very strong representative of the type. Great aroma that is steady throughout. Overall a very clean, refreshing take on this genre.
wshores (58) - Saltillo, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was very good and representative of the style. I wish i had some more of it.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009
Date: August 03, 2006
Appearance: clear dark brown, thin tan head
Aroma: light dry roasted malt aroma
Flavor: lightly sweet malt flavor with nice chocolate character
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Name: Shiner Black
Date: October 17, 2008
Source: Taco Mac, Decatur
Appearance: black, frothy beige head, scattered drippy lace
Aroma: roasted malt aroma with a dark caramel and butterscotch sweetness
Body: slick buttery body
Flavor: sweet butterscotch flavor with lots of roasted character
Overall: all dry roast and dyactly, whatta mess :-(
Name: Shiner Black
Date: January 02, 2009
much less of the diactyl allowing some of the roasted to come through,
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 4/10; Overall: 7/20