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RATINGS: 805   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
A Bohemian Black Lager is a rare and delicious style of beer, referred to in Germany as "Schwarzbier". Shiner Bohemian Black Lager remains true to this old-world style by using imported Czech Saaz and Styrains Hops and select roasted malts to make it our darkest beer. First brewed to commemorate our 97th anniversary, this Bohemian Black Lager remains true to the old-world heritage of the German and Czech immigrants that settled Shiner. Prosit!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snargles (23) - wouldntyouliketoknow, Maine, USA - NOV 7, 2007
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (4046) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2007
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. Bottle: 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2007
Black with good, foamy, head / Skunky, toasty nose? / Light, fizzy body with no finish / Weak, artificial and skunky roast flavor / Bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MOJOAG (2) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2007 does not count
Very strong representative of the type. Great aroma that is steady throughout. Overall a very clean, refreshing take on this genre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wshores (58) - Saltillo, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2007
This was very good and representative of the style. I wish i had some more of it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
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
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

Name: Shiner Black
Date: October 17, 2008
Mode: Draft
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
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
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
Rating: 2.1/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: *+/4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (3052) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2007
A nice schwarzbier. Aroma of iced tea and malt. Pour was a almost black with no head. Tastes like iced tea with maly and pepsi.Average at best

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fightfire4beer (132) - Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2007
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a thin tan head. Aroma of malt and caramel and a hint of meat? Maybe pepperoni? I almost left that out, but I swear I get a hint of something and that best describes it. No, I am not eating pizza right now. MMMMM.... pizza. Please let this beer taste like pizza! Dang! It does not. It does however taste of toasted malt and slightly burnt coffee that gives way to a subtle sweetness finishing with tingly carbonation. Decent beer. B

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OdinUSMC (7) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2007 does not count
My philosophy on Shiner (and Sam Adams) is the same as that of an El Camino. It does everything well but nothing great and this beer exemplifies the nothing great side. Watery with a half decent aroma but basicallly its a pissed away version of a good beer. Like if you started doing something good but then realised Entourage was on so you half assed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (4902) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2007
Moderately strong aroma of maple syrup and caramel. Cola colored with a thin bubble head and some lacing. Flavor is sour plum and coffee. Clean hop finish. Highly drinkable, nice!

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