ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown. Sweet toasted malt aroma. Flavors of caramel and burnt malts.
donandres (276) - , Washington, USA - APR 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle to wine glass
A: black, tan head that disappears quickly
A: Nose: slight malty nutty aroma,
Taste: light bitterness
MF: medium body, fizzy
OA: good beer, ok to repeat, not to look for
Drank: April 28, 2016
Xevious (78) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bought at a market place.
Pours dark with a tan head.
Smells of licorice and a tad earth and maybe a hint of smoke.
tastes of licorice and some dark chocolate.
Palate was a tad watery.
Overall? This is pretty much a staple at the local Shiner Texas brewery, simply better than a Budweiser.
CrimsonFox (7) - Harrison township, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2016 does not count
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Itís just not a decent Black Lager. The taste is far too light. Itís got a decent head but, it has no complexity. The taste quickly fades from the tounge and the beer is very watery tasting.
euniceradio (388) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours black/ruby red, cream ring head. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, oatmeal. Taste of same with roasted malt backbone. Light body, way too much carb.
crhensel (145) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. into pint glass. Poured with minimal head that dissipated quickly but left a wonderful black color. Taste was very very light and a little sweet. Surprising but refreshing.
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Getbetter (1029) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - DEC 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a bottle into a glass. The pour is a a dark brown/black with a above average c02 , oatmeal, light body, carmel notes. Itís great.
k0mpsa (2315) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at mediterranean grill, fairfield jfk. Reddish black color, tanned head. Aroma has roasty notes, licorice, some chocolate. Pretty light roasty body but pure taste. Hint of chocolate and coffee.
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque Black Color, Medium Foam Head, Decent Lacing. Faint Toasted Malt Aroma. Lightly Toasted Malt, Light Bitter Finish. Light and Mellow. Simple but Drinkable and one of better ones from Shiner Lineup... Decent. OK.
BlackBeerPG (242) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robust, roasted malts smooth balanced taste, Dark Brown/Black color, mild nose, Medium body.