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Shoreline Bavarian Bombshell

Shoreline Bavarian Bombshell
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Known as Schwarzbier in Germany, a rather strong, but surprisingly smooth, black lager. Nutty, chocolate flavors on the front, with a smooth, velvet finish. A rare beer to find in America. Prost!


1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
duke971 (4) - USA - FEB 5, 2013 does not count
Used to be a favorite of mine, this latest offering not as much to my liking. less body with a more acidic mouth, less balanced than previous offerings, perhaps it was also tainted by the poor service of the bartender who seemed more interested in her own drama than the paying customers at the bar, also was very rude to a very nice gentlemen I met at the bar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10445) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Draft sample at Shoreline. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting and produced excellent lacing. Moderate roasted sweet malt and nuts aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium roasted sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Sold drinkable brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2009
On tap at shorline BP. Dark brown, almost opaque black with small beige head. Sweeter roast aroma with nuttiness, some yeast character, real strong, real solid. Semi-sweet roast and chocolate flavor with yeast, some dark fruit, a little tobacco, nice. Medium body with nice creaminess. Solid absolutely solid, one of my go to beers at shoreline.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2007 On tap at Shoreline Brewery and served in a shaker. This brew poured a deep brown hue with some maroon highlights and a very thin head of tan foam. A small amount of light lace was left around the glass. The aroma of the beer was made up of roasted malts, chocolate, and also some yeast. The flavor included roasted malts, light chocolate, yeast, and also some mild hop notes. The mouthfeel was medium to full-bodied with light carbonation. A nice, flavorful, easy drinking brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5452) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Nice sessionable lager. It poured a deep mahogany body with a small bubbly beige head. Decent amount of lacing. The aroma was dark lightly roasted malts, milk chocolate, and a light floral hopping. A bit thin, perhaps, and maybe overly carbonated. Still, it delivered rich malty flavors coupled with chocolate and enough hoppy bitterness to keep it in check. Nice.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2007
On tap at the brewpub
Poured dark brown with lots of ruby highlights.
Very clean pils aroma with just a touch of dry roasted character.
Again, pleasant plisner character with dry roasted malts, light chocolate, and noble hop character. Quite bitter.
Medium/light body. High carbonation. Smooth, dry finish.
You really have a winner here, Sam. Good job.

4.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jezmez68 (395) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2007
While this beer is dark as all get-out, it is not a porter style or stout. It is a black lager. Tastes a bit chocolatey, great flavor, but not too hoppy. Kind of like a Michelob Dark, but not as creamy. Not wicked aftertaste, just a mellow chocolate flavoring on your tongue. My favorite Shoreline brew hands down!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
k2 (146) - USA - APR 5, 2007
Very pleasing. Dark beer but not too heavy. Hoppy but not overpowering with a slight chocolate finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
railcat1 (685) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2007
This was my first of this style and it was not bad at all.I like dark beers so i tried this and it had a hoppy yet floral finish,it was easy to drink and had a very smooth.CHEERS!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (5961) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2007
On Tap: Deep brown nearly black with ruby highlights with a small ring of beige foam. The aroma has notes of grassy and floral hops, earthy yeast, plum, hint of smoke and chocolate. The taste is very smooth and malty but not overly sweet. Undertone of fruit and the lager yeast shines on the finish. This would be a solid session brew if not for the 7.2% ABV which is far too high for the style. The mouth feel is dangerously smooth and softly carbonated, the noted alcohol is very well hidden. A nice brew to start the day.


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