CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on 8/3/06: Pours a transparent dark copper brown with a thin, wispy off-white head. Has a smoky toasty caramel malty aroma. Lightly smoky and sweet malty body dries out quickly toward a fizzier finish. A decent brew, fairly true to style.
churchill00 (154) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
After trying Shiner 96 last year, I though 97 would be a huge improvement. It’s not bad, but a bit bland--like you’re expecting a ’kick’ that never comes. Pours brown, medium tan head. I agree with everyone who says this is one-dimensional. Somewhat bland.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thought this beer was much better than the ratings, maybe because I like the style so much. Black in appearance with a thin pour. Flavor has a lot of sweet roasted character, not the bitter kind. Easy to drink.
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A bit bland for a black beer, but has some nice sweet taste. Dark in color, but not cloudy. Tan head, not very thick. Nice beer, but nothing amazing.
Darkover (1517) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark but clear brown color, with a tan head. Aroma of toasted malt and a little molasses. Flavor of toasted grains.
khwheel (8) - USA - FEB 25, 2007 does not count
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
poured from bottle dark brown to black head. smallish head. aroma is not reaaly there, kinda of roast if anything. tastes of choclate and vanilla
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2007 Bonus Bottle from trade with Hopscotch. Thanks Ericl! Pour is staight up black yo with a inch thick, little-bubbled, off-white head. Fades realtively quickly. Boring smell-roasted malts, blah, blah, blah. A little coffee, cocoa, molasses and roasted malts in the flavor. Easy drinking, but not something I want to waste my liver or time with again. Texas Sucks...yeah I’m messing with Texas.
Dsnutz (71) - dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a vanishing light tan head. This is one of shiners better beers.
jake65 (2615) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - FEB 13, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Dark brown / mahoghany with a medium tan head. Nose is mostly malt and dark fruit. Taste is one dimensional malty. Maybe some caramel and cocoa if you’re really creative. Unimpressive.
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much of a Scharzbier, but more drinkable than the other three Shiners that I’ve had. The body is a clear, deep brown with slight red highlighting. Nice creamy tan head that laces the glass in sheets of suds. It smells of lightly roasted malts with butterscotch and a hint of chcocolate.The flavor’s fairly straightforward, sweet roasted malts with dark caramel. It needs more hops to balance it out. Okay for a dunkel.
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