kaser (5681) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with white head. Licorice and sweet. Mild hops. Not bad. Had this as part of a flight at Banff Brewing.
RobBestwick (844) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 21, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Dark chocolate and roasted coffee aroma. Pours dark brown with a creamy head. Black coffee and dark chocolate. Medium body. Long malt finish.
Iphonephan (6245) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draft at the brewery in Banff. Pours a clear cola with an ecru head. Malty nose. Light smoky toast flavors. Crisp finish.
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Modest head and a brown copper body with minimal carbonation. Aroma of spicy hazelnut but not too strong. Has a slightly burnt nutty flavour with hints of caramel. A little too weak on the mouth. Not too exciting.
Oakes (15804) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ugly light brown and full of yeast. Sweetish character, light fudge but pretty thin, no pils character bur could be a ghetto supermarket schwarzbier.
mcberko (14649) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Banff Ave Brewing, pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out English malt, metallic notes and herbal qualities - doesn’t strike me as a pilsner. Flavour also tastes more like a bitter - the German malts taste English, with herbal notes, a fungal quality, and some dry biscuity notes on the finish. Certainly quite drinkable, but as for being a "black" pilsner (it’s amber colour) and a German beer, it’s off style. Still, quite decent stuff.
TimE (5081) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
thin, not enough roasty character. Moderate bitterness. Nothing exciting happening at all.
Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown with a thin white covering of fine lace on the surface. Nose has sweet malts, hint of nut. Some faint roast. Malty taste, light coffee. Noble hop notes with a decent lingering bitterness. Nice carbonation.
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gramity (1625) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Medium coppery red amber, short-lived off white head. Low grainy aroma, not much else to say. Flavour is grainy with just hints of caramel and earthy hops. Quite thin in the body
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a medium brown with a small off white ring. Aroma of light roasted malts, cocoa and some grassy hops. Taste is roasted malts with that clean crisp pilsner taste and some earthy hops as well. Gentle bitterness throughout, nice Schwartzbier.