cards04 (1386) - 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 (1863) - 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 (1884) - 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.
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
roasty, coffee, full aroma, brown, light sweetness, light body, average carbonation, thin feel, not bad at all for the price
Ron (2311) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown, almost opaque with medium tan head. Very light fruity aroma. Palate initially light and watery. Sweet & roasted caramel and raison flavor. Light dry finish.
jb (2013) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Brian for setting me up with some Canadian beers I had not seen before. Tad bit of cocoa in the noise along with some pleasant malty sugars. Dark clear and reddish with pretty lacing. Tingly and sugary but satisfying palate, though simple. Decent. But I like the style.
WheatKing (1126) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Well I know schwarzbier well enough to know it’s not supposed to taste like this. Taste of hotness (at 5%!) and so-so malt. Where’s the German flavour? It should be relabelled as an American dark lager, it wouldn’t be as good as average for that style but at least it would make sense. 100% for appearance of course, how could I give it anything else?
Tiger_08 (132) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
April 6 2012. 473ml can poured into pint glass. Pours a very dark burgundy almost black except in bright light, with a 1" head that quickly falls to a thin cap and finally a ring after leaving some lacing during consumption. Light on the nose with only hint of malt and hops. Even lighter on the taste buds. Like the description says - for those who are scared of dark beers - for those who like them this is weak. Has good flavour but tastes watered down. This is only reinforced with the watery palate. Refreshing and clean mouthfeel and no aftertaste but not comparable to other dark beers. While living near the brewery I had many on tap and will continue to enjoy them, just don't expect a rich dark bittersweet beer.