ThisWangsChung (836) - 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.
Cajun (345) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - AUG 13, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Pours black, beige head. Refrigeration taste... along with scorched pancakes. Very mild. Meh.
rdixon77 (2309) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From mix six. Dark, toasty malts. Some caramel. Tad thin. Wasn't as horrible as some shiner, but nothing special.
oldrtybastrd (5000) - 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 (321) - , 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 (8) - 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 (411) - 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 (1032) - 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 (2423) - 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.