mjg74 (2953) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from BevMo. Dark amber/copper in color upon pouring. Roasted malty aroma, with a little chocolate and coffee. Decent roasted coffee qualities. Pretty quaffable.
HerrBier (14) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another very drinkable beer from Shiner. The chocolate and coffee flavors were very noticable. But, like all Shiners, it was watery and a tad thin. For Americans, a great beer though :) This one is a step ahead of all their other offerings save for the Dunkelweissen. It goes well with food but is not an after-dinner-beer, imo.
marcus (8805) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This black beer poured with a thin tan head, eliciting a strong malty aroma. The flavor is pretty thin for a dark malty brew, but it is mellow and reasonably tasty.
Goodgrief (1972) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jan. 2007 - Pour was chestnut brown with nice head which dissipated quickly. Aroma was strong coffee with a touch of chocolate. Flavor was a coffee infused lager with hints of chocolate. Not extremely full or rich, but nice nonetheless.
implac (2) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 14, 2008 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with thin, very light brown head. Smells and tastes lightly of chocolate and coffee. Somewhat nutty, quite thin, but still good.
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 (3916) - 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 (786) - 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 (13732) - 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.