AndyW68 (1458) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent, not great. Dark brown with tan head. Arona of hops and roasted malt. Taste is the same with a little coffee. Balanced well, but has a watery feel.
beer_rookie (419) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 21, 2016
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark red color. Light shines through, but barely. Has about one finger beige head, that is very short lived. When it goes away looks like cola. No retention, no lacing.
Aroma is maybe a touch of coffee. Light caramel. Really, thatís about it. Very bland, very much nothing.
Taste is light roasted malts. Light coffee. Light caramel. Pretty sweet overall. Very watery.
Mouthfeel is light bodied. Smooth. Watery. Not bitter. Easy drinking, sessionable.
Overall, itís okay, but only okay. Itís not scary or anything. Ordinarily Iíd be disappointed, but itís Shiner, so I donít expect much. I started the review much lower, but it has improved as it warms. A great introductory beer to a new style. A mediocre beer overall. I would recommend this only if one were afraid of darker beers. But for myself, I see no reason to buy it again.
Cajun (414) - 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 (2359) - 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 (5003) - 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 (372) - , 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 (453) - 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.