Holdwine (1128) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Okay, maybe it is the nostalga I associate with Shiner, but this is a nice, solid effort. Not as smoky as I would like, but quite presentable. All black bottle pours motor oil black bubly. Maybe a bit too carbonated. Roasted malt is apparent, but does get in the way of the quaffability! Better than the bock!
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured beautifully with almost sour malt aroma.Flavor OK but very little left on thepalate to enjoy. Mediocre at best but I am a Shiner loyalist.
llcooldave (1164) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice reddish black color. No real head, it dissipated quickly. Roasted malt aroma and flavor. Really light on the palate. It’s not as heavy as you would think. Not that it matters to the rating but I like the new label design (grey on black). Nice brew overall.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
11-11-07 bottle. Strange malty aroma that I can’t quite figure out. Strange appearance as well - it looks like Pepsi in a pint glass - so bubbly and carbonated it is unbelievable. Tastes similar to a regular light beer. Not metallic at all, but is weak bodied. Overall, this is just very average! It just doesn’t feel right drinking a dark beer that is so light.
dyetube (1330) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This beer pours a deep amber almost black color with a medium tan head. The aromas are nothing special, I get that rice brew smell but a little roasted. Very interesting to say the least. On the palate it is a little dry, somewhat hoppy. No surprise here. Not a complex beer at all and quite lacking for a bohemian black lager, if you ask me. good thing I only bought one! Cheers!
lb4lb (2574) - 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