Lubiere (10294) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark beer with a thin mocha head. In aroma, nutella chocolate, coffee, grassy hops. In mouth, a chocolate, bitter coffee, floral hops, nice and smooth. Cask at Beau’s Oktoberfest Sept 29 2012.
Sammy (8850) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a big bubbly head and lacey. A strange sulpher aroma. Wine like initially, and a chocolate taste, thinner than expected for the style.Roasted, but some astringency in the finish. so-so drinkability owing to flaws. Private Beaus buying club bottle.
JoeMcPhee (8534) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black pour with a thick sticky white head. The aroma has a bit of roast and some nice toasted/roasted malt character and a bit of licorice along with a touch of toffee and some light fruit with a bit of char. Lightly sweet and a little bit chocolatey. A little bit herbal on the back as well. Nice brew.
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Toasted bread generosity moves into roastiness, as herbal hops freshen up this lean and soft Schwarzbier.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A tower of foam slowly crumbles into the brown-edged black.
-This is very drinkable for a 7%+ brew.
-That being said, the 7% is not necessary at all. The same flavors and body would have been great at 5% (like most German Dunkels or Schwarzbiers).
-A lightly fruity acidity increases drinkability.
-This is authentic, despite the high abv.
jercraigs (8013) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012-10-08. Black body with a nice tan head and lace. Aroma has an interesting tangy quality to it, mild roasty malt character. 6+ Flavour has sweet malty core, modest bitter roast, tangy accents. 6+ Very sooth average plus bodied palate, velvety carbonation. 3+ Okay, it is a decent take on a schwarzbier but it is not really to my own tastes. On tap at Brewmarket, Brick Works, Toronto
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 600ml at Cest What?
Aroma: tad too fruity , lacking dry metallic feel, vineous with hints of coffee . Soft finish.
Apperance: dark ruby with touch of brown. Off white lighter top.
Taste/Palate etc. medium bodied with thinner side. Some sugary sweetness with roast, Thinner finish . Tad oily malt in character , felt a bit like bock with dark roasted malts. Good but not as Schwartz.
blankboy (6226) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [600ml[. Pours a deep ruby, almost black, with an average size semi-lasting fluffy tan head. Decent lacing on the glass. Aroma of lightly roasted caramel malt, light smoke, coffee and light leafy hops. Flavour follows the aroma with lightly roasted malt, notes of coffee, light leafy hops along with some molasses and dark fruit. Medium bodied. An enjoyable Schwarz.
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HogTownHarry (6127) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2012 October 31, 2012 - on draught at the Bar Hop Black & Orange Fest. Deep ruby-black, large lovely creamy lasting tan head (4+). Simple Schwarz aroma - light roast, dried grassy bitterness, not much alcohol or sweetness. Taste follows, a tad lactic. Appropriate flight body, good carbonation, increasing bitterness and a bit of molasses in the finish. Nice!
TaktikMTL (5941) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 600 ml acheté directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un large col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées avec une pointe de caramel fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de torréfaction en arrière goût. (Rating #4687)
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[4852-20121008] Tap. Light coffee grounds Aroma seems a little soured. Black body with a long-lasting foamy light tan head. Bitter roasted malt spark flavour finishes with roasted raisin wood notes. Full body. Really interesting, like Darth had soured over the years and this was the biggest schwartz he could mustard. (7/4/7/4/16) 3.8
(Brewer’s Backyard @ Brickworks, Toronto, ON)