Hateball16 (105) - - DEC 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can from LCBO
Appearance: Very dark brown to black with ruby highlights. Creamy light tan head which doesn’t last long.
Aroma: Hints of blackcurrant or cherries, faint vanilla and coffee. Low to no hop aroma. Sweet bready malt aroma.
Flavour: Chocolate cake first, then fading to some fruitier flavours such as prunes, slight hop bitterness but balanced towards malt.
Mouthfeel: Quite smooth, no astringency, moderate to low carbonation. Leaves a slick feeling on the tongue. Finish not overly dry, slight warmth in the aftertaste with more dried dark fruits.
Overall: Not a great example of a Schwarzbier, as there wasn’t much complexity. Although it may suit better with the dunkel lager style. Not bad, and inexpensive, so good for the beer drinker on a tight budget who fancies something other than DAB!!
Darkmagus82 (890) - - AUG 20, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Transfer from BA review on 12-30-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a dark brown nearly black color with a one finger tan colored head. The head fades relatively quickly to leave a light level of lacing and a rather persistent film.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a roasted malt mixed with a lighter sweetness of caramel and some corn.
Taste – The taste begins of roasted malt and a sweet caramel taste. As the taste advances it seems to sweeten even further as some sweet corn malt flavors get more pronounced. The flavor takes on an almost cola like flavor with the mix of sweet corn and roast. A very light coffee flavor comes to the tongue at the end of the taste and when combined with the rest leaves a rather odd mix of sweet and roasted malt.
Mouthfeel-The body of the beer is on the average to just below average side in terms of its creaminess with a carbonation level that was rather average. While a darker brew, which is normally nicer with a creamier body, this beer actually seemed to do better with the thinner body and higher carbonation as it matched the more soda like flavor.
Overall – Well… it was a little too sweet and cola like in flavoring for me. Not bad if that is what you want from a beer, but not something that I personally really enjoyed.
Stephane_Houle (107) - - JUL 11, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Apparence: D?une couleur brun foncé opaque, elle est coiffée d?une bonne mousse couleur caramel d?une bonne durée. Effervescence difficile à évaluer, mais semble moyennement présente.
Arômes: Au nez, ce sont des notes de malt légèrement caramélisé ainsi que des fruits sec.
Saveurs: Au goût, il y a pas grand chose autre que le malt. C’est moyenne amble en bouche. Aucune effervescence, aucune amertume et aucune longueur.
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Format: 473 ml
Taux d?alcool: 5%
ljthiessen (354) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Clear dark amber-brown pour. Lightly malty aroma, some dark candied fruits and grains. Flavour is sweet and malty, some serious notes of grape juice. Light and easy, sweet, not altogether repulsive. But not what I want to drink.
taylorderek (24) - - MAY 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served chilled in a shaker. Hazy, dark brown body with a tan/creme head. Head was quick to dissipate, cutting off the freshly painted coffee shop aroma. Beer has a nice light body with only mild carbonation and a long, slightly bitter tail. The beer’s flavour is very basic - slightly bitter take on a traditional lager. Overall an average beer, good choice for party goers with a preference for dark beers that aren’t filling.
gildnerk (128) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark brown with a plentiful tan head. Aromas are malty, grainy and a bit stale. Taste is mostly sweet malts with a somewhat sour finish. The body is quite thin and watery, with an alcoholic aftertaste. Not that good.
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can shared at the Foothills Sexual Chocolate pre-release party. Dark chocolate thin pour. Malty body of caramel with the slightest coffee notes. Some grainy cereal and sourness in the finish. An amber ale only not amber.
AgentAle (627) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: rich smoky aroma with soe hints of molasses
Taste : rich dark makt character thst finishes fairly flatly with sone carbonation. Slight cider type taste
Appearance : clear dark amber with poorly retained head
sudomorph (564) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
473ml can. Pours a dark ruby with an off white head that thins quickly. Aroma has notes of caramel, bread, and slight dark fruits. Taste is on the malty side with hints of dark fruits, bread, and caramel. Short finish. Medium body and carbonation. Clean and crisp in the mouth. Almost refreshing. Overall worth a try for sure. Cheers!
Motobashi (68) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice caramel aroma. Deep amber colour with a thin but productive head. Dissipates quickly. Little sweet with just a touch of bitterness. Light body with a thin texture and lively carbonation.
Very enjoyable. Not overpowering. Very refreshing. I could drink several of these. Minimal aftertaste.
realjb29 (27) - olean, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is of yeast and bread. Color is dark but not opaque. The head is white and short lived. Taste is sweet, malty, bready, some bock like qualities without the body. Other tasting notes subtle toffee, brown sugar and clove notes. It finishes very sweet and leaves a syrupy molasses taste on the palate. Palate wise its kinda of thin. Overall, it is ok.