Shiner Birthday Beer 106 - Chocolate Stout
Spoetzl Brewery

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From:
Spoetzl Brewery
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Stout - American
ABV:
5%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.58 | pDev: 16.2%
Ratings:
540
Status:
Retired
Rated:
May 10, 2022
Added:
Nov 05, 2014
Wants:
  22
Gots:
  244
SCORE
81
Good
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2.54 by alexvhrk from Wisconsin on May 10, 2022
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5/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by GypsyMoonBoopie

Best damn beer I have ever had in my life. I still have dreams about it to this day. 100% favorite beer that I can no longer have.

Aug 20, 2021
 
4.21 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Mar 31, 2020
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Late 2014 vintage; drank 1/18/15 @ the Yarchives.

Black/brown appearance.

Dark tan head; frothy lace.

Chocolate cake frosting & sweet cream nose...WAY too sweet already, yikes!

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Chocolate cake frosting flavor up front; vanilla finish.

Super cloying, unbalanced & tough to drink; I was unable to finish 12 oz.

Sep 19, 2019
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3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by jkblr from Indiana

12oz undated bottle poured into snifter at fridge temp 5% ABV. The beer pours dense black with light brown head. The head recedes to a film. The aroma is Hershey's cocoa powder. The taste is semisweet chocolate cake with only a hint of roast or stout. Mouthfeel is thin bodied and adequately carbonated. Overall, ok. I was given this beer by a friend who had it refrigerated for a couple years. I thought I'd give it a shot. Not as bad as I expected. Rated to average due to age.

Nov 20, 2018
 
4.34 by jordanginsberg from Louisiana on Jul 30, 2018
 
3.5 by Andyman22 from Texas on Jul 12, 2018
 
3.77 by Thomas_Wikman from Texas on Apr 24, 2018
 
4 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 03, 2018
 
3.8 by rsuarez1982 from Texas on Apr 24, 2017
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4.26/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4
by Foxzhu from Texas

Has a great taste, but too carbonated. It's so bubbly that it burns going down. One of my favorites as far as taste. Tastes like a malt shake.

Aug 18, 2016
 
3.91 by Dillinger from Mississippi on Aug 07, 2016
 
3.73 by Eziel from Ohio on Jul 13, 2016
 
3.56 by Griphon from Florida on Jul 09, 2016
 
4.5 by PoppyRobison from Mississippi on Jul 01, 2016
 
4.4 by TeachChefs from Pennsylvania on Jun 21, 2016
 
4 by JimmyD1986 from North Carolina on Jun 11, 2016
 
4.75 by Bryan12345 from Texas on May 15, 2016
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4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JordanlikesAles from Georgia

Rating from tasting last year. Excellent sweet chocolate stout.

May 01, 2016
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3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Libeertarian from Montana

Dark brown, mostly opaque with foamy tannish brown head of superb retention, moderate lacing/ Chocolate, molasses, black cherry cola, licorice aromas. Sweet chocolate, balancing roastiness/smokiness, some dark fruit along the lines of plums or black cherries, and molasses. Almost too sweet. Medium-bodied, almost watered down for the style, but thick with sloshy to velvety suds.

Apr 25, 2016
 
3.32 by Sheldog from Massachusetts on Feb 01, 2016
 
4.01 by olgin24 from Texas on Jan 31, 2016
 
3.59 by DrAnnaNemis from Illinois on Jan 28, 2016
 
3.22 by mmmbeer89 from New Mexico on Jan 12, 2016
 
4.46 by Grupatre from Michigan on Jan 11, 2016
 
3 by MasterRigger from North Carolina on Dec 31, 2015
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3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by Sabtos from Ohio

If you really want your light and entry level dark beer to taste chocolatey, this definitely delivers. It has a cake sort of flavor to it, but it's still a basic, light bodied yet dark colored beer.

Dec 16, 2015
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3.22/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by MacMalt from New Jersey

Poured into stout glass. The color is a dark mahogany - nearly black - with a thick, creamy tan head and extensive lacing. The aroma is strongly of cocoa with accents of coffee and roasted malt. The smell is almost too pungent. The taste is not at all what I expected: there is the obvious chocolate, as well as cinnamon and some vanilla. However, it tastes as if it's watered down It's very thin. Overall, I anticipated a thicker, creamier, richer stout. This one just doesn't work for me.

Dec 12, 2015
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3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by SebD from Canada (ON)

Appearance: It has a nice dark brown almost black color to it. It has a nice creamy beige head that dies down moderately fast and leaves next to no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of chocolate upfront followed by roasted malts, light coffee some caramel and faint vanilla in the back.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some chocolate (definitely not as much as the nose led to believe), some roasted malts, light coffee, some sweet caramel and very faint vanilla.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas. The aroma definitely doesn't hold up with the rest of this beer. Enjoyable but not quite what I was hoping for.

Serving type: bottle

Dec 10, 2015
 
2.93 by Dreynolds1808 from Texas on Dec 05, 2015
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3.76/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by tronester from Oklahoma

Pours an extremely dark brown with a thin tan head. Smells of chocolate covered maraschino cherries. Taste begins with a big blast of chocolate, then some cinnamon, followed by some grain, and finishes with some cherry and a hint of alcohol. Mouthfeel is decent. Overall a good beer, I would get it again if not for it being a limited release. Quite good for being over a year old (looks like it was brewed once in 2014).

Dec 03, 2015
 
3.91 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Nov 30, 2015
 
3.08 by firkingroovin from Illinois on Nov 13, 2015
 
3.67 by changdulla from Rhode Island on Nov 06, 2015
 
3.28 by Dface from Texas on Nov 04, 2015
 
3.75 by JohnBender from Texas on Nov 03, 2015
 
2.14 by ThirstyAggie from Texas on Oct 29, 2015
 
3.43 by nuebs from South Dakota on Oct 21, 2015
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3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Wes-Cat from California

This is one of those beers that surprised me. When a friend recommended I buy a 6 pack before heading back home via roadtrip, I took his advice, though I would have bought another or 2 if I'd known it was as good as it is. You actually get a chocolate taste! This guy borders on the edge of sweet and semisweet and has no bitterness or sourness to speak of. Feel-wise, it's surprisingly heavy for a 5% ABV beer. Smells like chocolate, pours with a head that recedes into the darkness. Pleasant surprise.

Oct 13, 2015
 
2.4 by Maverickdp from Texas on Sep 28, 2015
Shiner Birthday Beer 106 - Chocolate Stout from Spoetzl Brewery
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 540 ratings