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Brewed by Beer Academy
Style: Schwarzbier
Toronto, Canada

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jksipa (416) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Deep mahogany pour with a smell dark khaki head that quickly fades. Huge cocoa and espresso nose with hints of vanilla and roasted nuts. Lightly sweet toffee start and a medium light bitter coffee and chocolate middle extending to a quite dry finish. Flavour is much more subdued than the nose. Medium slick mouth with active carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (2559) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2013
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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ontbeertaster (2340) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
Tap, pours dark black, aroma is roasty, flavour is roasty and a bit of chocolate and coffee, really nice smooth offering

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AGAquino (662) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Refreshing, toasted malts and noticeable hop bitter. Slight carbonation with a nice lingering bitter chocolate feel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2012
2012-09-14. Very dark brown-black body with a small tan head. 3+ Sweetish dark malt, muted dry roast. 6+ Mild aroma, dusty roast. 6+ Smooth average plus body. Decent, but simple and a touch too mild overall. On tap at Beer Academy, Toronto

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (4959) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
Draft - Roast malts and some coffee bean. Jet black with a beige head. Burnt toast and a light bitterness. Lighter than the smell lets on.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Pours oily black with some head. This is more malty, malted chocolate beer than a dry or bitter shwartzbier. A sweeter version of the style. An above average mouthfeel. There is roast, but it is hitched to the chocolate and chocolate malt.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15217) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
Draught at the brewpub
Black color, with creamy head. Mild aroma of roasted malt, some dirty water. Dry mouthfeel, roasted malt with dry dark chocolate; correct bitterness. Quite good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (4458) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2012
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.


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