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RATINGS: 750   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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   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
chucklemation (404) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Dark-colored beer. Has a smokey and caramel aroma. Flavor is also smoke and caramel, a little burnt. Has plenty of flavor, but not flavor I really care for. Sits heavy on the stomach for a beer with low abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnnniee (2139) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle from the mixed 12 pack Pours a solid dark brown with faint ruby highlights at the edges and a smallish off white head that quickly dissipates to nothing. Aromas of caramel and burnt sugars with just a hint of chocolate and a faint earthy hop to counter. The flavor is malty sweet with lots of darker sugars and melanoids and just a hint of earth, chocolate, and light fruit. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Decent dark lager, probably my favorite from the mix.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (1858) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like sweet malt, coffee, burnt grains. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet burnt malt, burnt coffee and burnt toast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mintzmeet (183) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Nice! very wet. All the way through the finish. Not too dark, thin. Got mild malt flavor, but not too much toastiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (289) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a tall glass. Nice brown head and rich color. Caramel aroma, nice coffee notes, somewhat creamy, wish it had a higher ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gvaughn (22) - Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Pours a fairly black color with tan head. The aromas show light overall hopping. Taste is light to medium maltiness with good carbonation. Mildly sweet and leaves a nice small amount of bitterness on the tongue. There is not a toasty flavor which is appropriate for the style. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lightrider (299) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle into a larger glass. Pour is a dark black brown with a lace head. Aroma is weak. Taste is crisp and full, nice malts. Finish is clean.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rondphoto (1767) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 4, 2014
@Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark ruby brown color, head that immediately drops to a thin cover, no lace. Taste is simple roasted malt with a slight bit of dark chocolate. Nothing changes through a short finish. This has quite a bit of taste, but it never does anything past the openers. Only fair.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkSachon (551) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
12 oz bottle from the six type summer sampler case. Plenty of darkness with a medium body that doesnít quite measure up. Surprised this wasnít so bad. Good antidote for the summer heat.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Itzjerm (1124) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Nice dark toasted flavor. Malty sweet carbonation. Light in flavor however. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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