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RATINGS: 757   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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0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
DeppityBob (28) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2008
NOT THE WORST BEER IN THE WORLD... ...but freakin close Like sucking on metal shavings. No depth, no savor, no enjoyment. I’d rather have Miller Lite, and that’s saying a lot.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (2113) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 12, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. This pours dark brown with mahogany hues bubbling up to a long lasting, soft tan head. The aroma is dark and mildly smoked with a butterscotch, caramel malt note. The body is thin to medium. The taste has a nice dark, caramel malt backbone with only a mild bitterness to touch it up.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhatB420 (623) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2014
12oz into a jelly jar pint glass from Hops in the Hills 2011. Pours a rubbery black with fades of brown. Head is minimal, creamy brown, lacing is loose and sporadic. Aroma is black roasted malts, hay, burnt choco and dried cocoa nibs. Taste is malt dominated, a black supressant of muted cough syrup and black licorice. the roasted malts are below average and this brew just sits around congeling in itself making black lagers taste the same throughout time. Another joy of this mix pack I picked up. One more to go.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (890) - - AUG 10, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-16-12- Poured from bottle in pint glass Appearance – Pours a deep brown colored brew with a two finger cream colored head. The head had a moderate retention, eventually fading to give a light amount of lacing. Smell – The aroma was light overall and consisted mostly of roasted malt and some light notes of coffee. There is some light caramel sweetness as well as some more earthy hoppy aromas the blend with the rest. Taste – The taste starts out of with roasted malt and a lighter caramel sweetness. These flavors remain relatively constant throughout the taste with some other more subtle flavors coming and going. In the middle some coffee notes enter the taste. The coffee then leaves while some herbal and grassy hop flavor combined with the roasted and malty flavors as well as some lighter chocolate notes to round out the taste. Mouthfeel - The body of the beer is average in creaminess and carbonation. More body and a little bit less carbonation would have been nice for the roastier and darker nature of the beer. With this said, the lighter body and medium carbonation did make it more sessionable. Overall – Like most Shiners it is rather easy to drink and makes a decent session, but it is really nothing to pine for.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scoth (492) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Pours dark brown, a little red tint if you hold it up to light, with a thin diminishing tan head, very good lacing. Aromas of coffee, cocoa, grass, and toast. Light body, velvety, crisp. Medium sweet, a slight hint of citrus, light bitter finish with a lingering coffee bitterness. Very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaBeer1972 (1278) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Second bottle tried from the mixed-sixer. Pours out a very dark opaque brownish black color. Nice frothy dark tan head. Good roasty and caramel malts. Well balanced - not too sweet. Decent overall.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (637) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Its body has a dark almost black color with deep crimson highlights. On top sits a tall creamy light tan head which is long lasting and keeps a small covering to the last sip. Along the way down the glass it makes nice lacing. It has a dark roasted and toasted maltiness as well as some sweet candy like notes as well. The flavor is right on with a nice mix of dark roasted maltiness and hop bitterness. There are notes of dark or burnt toast, dark roasted coffee with an underlined sweetness like dark caramel and a slight hint of cherry chough drop. Hops are light but do offer some mellow bitterness. The finish is a little roasty with pleasant bitterness. Its palate feels smooth and mildly carbonated.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (5360) - Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2014
12 oz bottle from backlog notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, some earthy bitterness, watery mouthfeel, thin, very light nose, bland flavor.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
chucklemation (451) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnnniee (2282) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (2034) - 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.


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