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.
shoulderbroken (2733) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Roasty, bit of choc, malty sweetness, nice enough. Little bit of spice.
jinroh (733) - ESTONIA - JUL 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown pour, bit of foam. Aroma is soft, roasted, hint of chocololate. Taste is easygoing but not watery, you can feel the roast but there is not too much of it. Aftertaste is short, nice and drying. Schwarz is not really my favourite beerstyle but I guess this one has been executed quite well.
jc1762 (226) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 24, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks ShoulderBroken for sharing the bottle!
Poured into a taster showing coffee brown and barely any foam.
The nose shows subdued round malts.
The palate is fully carbonated and medium bodied showing mostly lager flavors of simple malts and slight black sugar flavors.
TimE (4118) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 24, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown color. Fairly non description nose with some adjuncts. The mouth is light with some roasted malt character. Slightly acidic, but mainstream accented
drcboehm (101) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. Bottle poured into pint glass from sampler 12 pack. Quite delicious. Dark malt gives way to nice hop notes. Very drinkable.
skatanarchy (136) - - JUL 16, 2015
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
스폿즐(감브Ǜ 브루 - 샤이너 97 보헤미안 블랙 라거, 4.9% ABV 사츠홉을 사용해 정통 유럽식 다크라거를 부활하려는 시도. 미국 맥주 시장을 세계로 뻗어나가게 한 독일계 이민자들에 대한 존경.
하지만 이 블랙 라거보단 아사히 블랙이 나은듯.
휴스턴, 텍사스, 미국
superspak (3406) - Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear very dark reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light dark fruit, herbal, light pepper, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light dark fruit, herbal, light pepper, and roasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, herbal, light pepper, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly creamy/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a very good schwarzbier style. All around good robustness and balance of roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
N3lson1 (492) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle, traded from a fridge. Smells of roasty malts. Tastes watered down, slightly roasted, nothing really else there...
mike5326 (1139) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2015
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle. Light brown color, small off white head. Light pepper aroma. Medium body with a light pepper malt flavor and a medium finish.
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Prufrockstar (1500) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Eugene. Dark, nearly black, tan head with little retention. Some chocolate; soft roasted malts; thin fizzy body. Milky sweetness, lightly metallic, minimally bitter end. Overall: Iím pretty sure the only thing Iíve learned from drinking all these beers is that for the most part theyíre all pretty good. This isnít sexy in any way, but it isnít unpleasant either. If a 6-pack found its way to my fridge itíd get drunk in short order.