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 (1527) - 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 (4017) - 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 Iím 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 (2881) - Boise, Idaho, 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 youíre really creative. Unimpressive.
Cornfield (5570) - 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 Iíve 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 flavorís fairly straightforward, sweet roasted malts with dark caramel. It needs more hops to balance it out. Okay for a dunkel.
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travita (4375) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark almost black color. OK head. Nice malty taste. Did not inspire me. Not bad but not great.
DocLock (8497) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dr. Phil drinks Shiner, what else can you say. Deep ruby blackish pour with aroma and flavor of dark chocolate, roasty toasty malt, slight molasses, almonds, and blackberry. Not terribly complex, but very smooth and quaffable.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Initial impression of appearance - looks like rootbeer. Pours a deep clear brown with some reddish tones. Fizzy brown head of foam, which disappears almost immediately. Sweetish malt in the aroma - a little brown sugar as well.
Drier beer - subtle flavors of roasted malt and bakerís chocolate. Hops for balance (not much are needed). A mild roasty flavor in the aftertaste is nice. Not quite medium body, soft but lively carbonation.
Not an outstanding beer, but overall a pleasant beer. Well worth the $2.98 I paid for a clearanced sixer.