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RATINGS: 763   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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!


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark ruby color with touches of transparency when held up to a light. Thereís about a fingerís worth of light mocha-shaded head. Thereís only a modicum of lacing left on the glass, as well. S: Itís more interesting than the other Shiner brews Iíve sampled, thatís for sure. There are touches of caramel, roasted malts, chocolate, and cream. I also notice the slightest hint of adjuncts, but they honestly kind of work here. T: I like the pleasant roastiness on the opening. This gives way to light dark fruit esters and some cocoa powder. While itís straightforward (a trait ever-so-common with Shiner, seemingly), it also has a richer flavor and an enjoyable subtlety to it others lack - even in the style. M: Good schwarzbiers can pass for an Irish-style dry stout in terms of mouthfeel; I feel like this one passes that test, to an extent. Itís dry at first, but touches of sweetness lingers after a few sips. Carbonation is moderately low, so itís not particularly drinkable. O: Not bad at all. Itís quite good, actually, especially for the style. Itís rich, subtle character almost belies its 4.9% ABV. Out of the mixed 6-pack from Shiner (other brewers, take note), this is probably the only one Iíd buy a 6-pack of in the future.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
noid1985 (92) - Broadview, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2014
12 oz pours a beautiful dark brown and has the aroma of coffee and chocolate...however the taste is very bland, dry, and watery

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (3654) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Different label these days. Porter-like pour. Aroma a little dusty, but underneath a good dose of roasted malts, coffee, toffee sweet. Aftertaste great...chocolate, roasted malts, a kiss of smoke. Smooth, thin. Possibly the best Shiner Iíve had."

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gkeh (209) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Dark brown pour, healthy beige head on this one. It provides excellent lacing. Aroma is toasted malts, mild pine hops on the nose too. Taste is cocoa, coffee, chocolate, and toasted oats. Thin mouthfeel, easy to drink. Pretty good overall.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
csaso (1383) - Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle - small foamy head, very dark amber/brown color, mildly roasty malt aroma and flavor, mild hop balance - not bad overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Poobah (276) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Dark brown with a thin tan head and a dark fruit, prune nose. Easy entry with a thin-medium palate followed by a dry, dark roast coffee and dark chocolate bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (1370) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Draft at Hill Country Barbecue Market in DC poured into a mason jar, 16 ounces Iím guessing. Dark brownish black with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, light dark fruit. Tastes of caramel, sweet malt, dark fruit, light roast. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Solid and better than expected.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (2152) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 12, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. This pours dark brown with mahogany hues bubbling up to a long lasting, soft tan head. The aroma is dark and mildly smoked with a butterscotch, caramel malt note. The body is thin to medium. The taste has a nice dark, caramel malt backbone with only a mild bitterness to touch it up.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhatB420 (628) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2014
12oz into a jelly jar pint glass from Hops in the Hills 2011. Pours a rubbery black with fades of brown. Head is minimal, creamy brown, lacing is loose and sporadic. Aroma is black roasted malts, hay, burnt choco and dried cocoa nibs. Taste is malt dominated, a black supressant of muted cough syrup and black licorice. the roasted malts are below average and this brew just sits around congeling in itself making black lagers taste the same throughout time. Another joy of this mix pack I picked up. One more to go.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1424) - - AUG 10, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-16-12- Poured from bottle in pint glass Appearance Ė Pours a deep brown colored brew with a two finger cream colored head. The head had a moderate retention, eventually fading to give a light amount of lacing. Smell Ė The aroma was light overall and consisted mostly of roasted malt and some light notes of coffee. There is some light caramel sweetness as well as some more earthy hoppy aromas the blend with the rest. Taste Ė The taste starts out of with roasted malt and a lighter caramel sweetness. These flavors remain relatively constant throughout the taste with some other more subtle flavors coming and going. In the middle some coffee notes enter the taste. The coffee then leaves while some herbal and grassy hop flavor combined with the roasted and malty flavors as well as some lighter chocolate notes to round out the taste. Mouthfeel - The body of the beer is average in creaminess and carbonation. More body and a little bit less carbonation would have been nice for the roastier and darker nature of the beer. With this said, the lighter body and medium carbonation did make it more sessionable. Overall Ė Like most Shiners it is rather easy to drink and makes a decent session, but it is really nothing to pine for.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scoth (508) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Pours dark brown, a little red tint if you hold it up to light, with a thin diminishing tan head, very good lacing. Aromas of coffee, cocoa, grass, and toast. Light body, velvety, crisp. Medium sweet, a slight hint of citrus, light bitter finish with a lingering coffee bitterness. Very drinkable.


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