solidfunk (3605) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty good for a scharzbier, if that’s what it is. Smells a little dark and has some character. Tastes better than yer average black lager, whatever that means. Hell, last beer of night.
asheft (2476) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[on tap at brewpub]
Smooth, faintly roasted barley vanilla aroma with faint noble hops. Clear dark brown under a lasting, off-white sheet surrounded by large bubbles. Fairly sweet flavor with roasted barley vanilla, coffee, and brown sugar accents. Bitterness is insufficient to balance the sweet malt. Medium body, moderate to medium carbonation, clean finish.
Ontbeertaster (2306) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, pours dark black, aroma is roasty, flavour is roasty and a bit of chocolate and coffee, really nice smooth offering
Spab (2256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
625 ml bottle from the brewpub (Recipe 1, Batch 2). Pours an opaque very dark brown with decent-sized, lasting light brown head. Aroma is dry and a bit roasty/smoky, a bit sweet with dark chocolate and fruit. Flavour is also balanced between roast verging on smoke and sweetness with notes chocolate and darkish fruit (maybe plum/grape). Mouthfeel is somewhat creamy. Solid.
cfrancis (2249) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to jercraigs for this. Pours black with a nice frothy brown top. Aroma is deep roasted malts and small vanilla. Taste is dry roasted malts, small chocolate and vanilla. Nice schwartz!
Gethinbeer (2114) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a thin lace. Roasted malt aroma. Toasty flavour witga nice balanced bitterness.
DerWeg (1483) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown-black with off-brown/tan head. Tight aromas that reflect fuller flavors - tastes a bit acrid and roasty, manure and pumpernickel, simply don’t like this one for the off-putting barn aroma.
neuromatt (1097) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Harbord House in Toronto, served in a tulip. Pours deep black with a moderate tan head that remains and leaves a small amount of lace. On the nose, there are notes of roast malt and noble hops, along with subtle smoke and earth. The flavour is dry and roasty with subtle hoppiness and a touch of molasses. The finish is long and roasty but fairly well balanced. On the palate, it is medium in body with a slightly dry texture and average carbonation. Overall, a decent black lager with nice malts and good balance. 2013-04-16
Bendrixian (1056) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
625 ml bottle. pours a black with a creamy head that disappears quickly. Fairly quiet aroma but there is some light toast and caramel, although I do get a weird vegemite or something funky in there as well. On the palate it proves roasty with a little sweetness of caramel but is fairly indescript as a brew. I can see people liking this one.
cyrenaica (966) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Six Pints Brewing/Beer Academy (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Bottled on August 15, 2012
August 24, 2012
The beer pours a beautiful black colour with a decent sized brown head. Aroma is very stout like with plenty of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavour is roasted malt, somewhat mild coffee notes, and some yeastiness. A slight metallic aftertaste, but overall, quite enjoyable.