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Beer Academy Black Lager

Formerly brewed at Beer Academy
Style: Schwarzbier
Toronto, Canada


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
The dark specialty malts in our black lager imparts bold chocolate and espresso roasted flavours, yet the beer remains clean and quenching from start to finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
625ml bottle from the Beer Academy retail store. pours deep brown with a small tan head that reduces quickly. toasty and dark malt aroma. the flavour is full and malt forward, complex and balanced. stunningly great Schwarz! best Ive had from this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 13, 2012
On tap at brewpub Batch 1
Aroma proper dry roast notes. Clean feel with hints of charcoal ,dry ash , dark chocolate. Solid true to style nose. 8-
Appearance dark brown with beige medium cap. Some lace shown. 4-
Flavor and Palate : yes, this is tri Schwartz. Medium light body yet not empty on palate. Dry roast with slight metallic touches. Clean, refreshing excellent thirst quencher. Very approachable version of this style. Nothing extreme square mid of style description. If to look for negatives here maybe was tad too soft. Finishing with hint of smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (3136) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2012
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 1, 2013
Black pour with a thin lace. Roasted malt aroma. Toasty flavour witga nice balanced bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2012
Deep black pour with a tight tan head. The nose is great. Soft cocoa aroma with some herbal backnotes. A moderate sweetness through the middle but it's balanced nicely by a little bit of light bitterness. Great balance. Another tasty lager from these guys. Roastier than is typical for a schwarzbier but it works. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle. Very impressed with this. Roasted malts, chocolate in both aroma and flavor. Medium to fuller mouthfeel. Really like this

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
625ml bottle
5.6% ABV
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2012
Draught at the brewery, Sept. 14. Pours black, very black, with ruby hues and a small diminishing creamy beige head. Aroma of light smoke, toasted malt, some fruit and dark chocolate. Flavour is malty with hints of smoke and coffee. Average bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Seems right on style to what they wanted to make. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012 [4780-20120914] Tap. Mild toasted grainy poop aroma. Clear, very dark black red body with a medium-lasting off-white head. Toasted boozy grains flavour. Medium body. Tasty. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(TBW @ brewery, Toronto, ON)

[4931B-20121109] Tap. Smoky burnt grain malt aroma. Clear, reddish black body with a medium-lasting creamy tan head. Smoked wood and burnt sweet ash grain malt flavour. Medium-full body. Tasty. (7/4/8/4/14) 3.7
(@ brewery, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (1088) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
625ml bottle. Pours black with a three finger, tan head that thins to a half finger and leaves mild lacing. Aroma is large with notes of chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is slightly bitter/sweet with big chocolate notes and a short roasty aftertaste. Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Slightly creamy, bubbly mouth feel. This is a very easy drink. Great taste and aroma. Reminds me of a good porter or chocolate stout but not as thick.

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