ThisWangsChung (747) - 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.
chucklemation (404) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
johnnnniee (2139) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
snoworsummer (1858) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
mintzmeet (183) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice! very wet. All the way through the finish. Not too dark, thin. Got mild malt flavor, but not too much toastiness.
kidobutai (289) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Gvaughn (22) - Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Lightrider (299) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
rondphoto (1767) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 4, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
@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.
MarkSachon (551) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Itzjerm (1124) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark toasted flavor. Malty sweet carbonation. Light in flavor however.
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