neuromatt (1016) - 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
Ontbeertaster (2269) - 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
AGAquino (658) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Refreshing, toasted malts and noticeable hop bitter. Slight carbonation with a nice lingering bitter chocolate feel.
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
solidfunk (3004) - 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 (2443) - 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.
Lubiere (9428) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark brown schwarzebier with a thin brown head. In aroma, sweet chocolate malt with chalky notes, grassy, OK. In mouth, a bitter chocolate with chalky notes, coffee, not bad.
SteveLikesBeer (44) - - NOV 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This style is based on Germany’s Schwarzbier. It’s colour befits its name and it pours with a small head. It’s five-per-cent alcohol and rates a 23 IBU on the bitterness scale. Espresso and bitter chocolate are the predominant flavours in this medium-hopped brew that some people may be able to drink more of in one sitting than a heavier porter or stout.