czar (3255) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
pours clear medium dark brown with a nice beige head, some retention and lacing. straightforward caramel with some roasted notes, cereals, herbal hops. average carbonation, light body - some texture, short and bland herbal-grassy finish. weak but not horrible.
rob6239 (550) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I always considered this a "black lager". Everything about it- the aroma and taste is like a mid grade Canadian lager but it is clear and dark coloured.
SudsMcDuff (5323) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
16oz can bought at The Beer Store in Niagara Falls, Canada .. . pours a deep ruby .. pretty good head, light lacing .. . not that good really, damn- i lugged this all the way to TX and its a pretty weak beer
.. . . thunder shirt for dogs? more like clothing for dogs who’s owners are complete freakin idiots..
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
from can pours dark brown colour with a thin fizzy tan head. neglible aroma maybe some treacle, lightly roasted malts. watery mouthful dominated by carbonation. some sweet malty notes in there somewhere leading to a decidedly shrug-worthy whimper of a finish.
LarryBeast (401) - - JUN 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341ml bottle. Blackish brown with minimal head. Mild roast, coffee, caramel aroma. Taste of molasses, some earthiness. A bit syrupy sweet; flavour stays on the roof of your mouth. Light-bodied, thin and easy. Medium/high carbonation and an abrupt finish. Looks great but doesn’t retain enough actual dark beer character.
cards04 (1202) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 17, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Didn’t really like this beer. Very confusing. It was a schwarzbierbier in colour only. It tasted like a very mediocre pale lager.
piscator34 (1844) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Canned sample. Dark brown in colour with spritzy carbonation. Simplistic aromas of bready malts and caramel. Slightly more complex in the mouth with bread and toffee notes combining with a bit of minerals. Light bodied with a short finish. Tastes more like a mediocre North American interpretation of a dunkel or oktoberfest than a Schwarzbier. Where is the roast?
Stoutgirl86 (6) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012 does not count
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer is crowd pleaser (providing the majority are not too into beer). Most people who like beer will be satisfied with this beer, those that really know beer will be a little disappointed. But it is mild enough that non-beer people tend to like it.
northropfrye (1710) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly malty flavour. The body is nice and black but the head is mediocre and quickly fades. Taste is only slightly malty and roasted. Close your eyes and you’d barely detect the colour. Mediocre.
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drinkable, maltier than expected. The roasted nut flavor seems to dominate the mild bitterness.