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!!
ChadPoole (250) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2016
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark brownish amber with a big beige head. Aroma is chocolate, malt and hops. Taste is a watered down version of the aroma. Not a bad beer, but was kinda disappointed with flavour.
Johnsense (1329) - - JAN 1, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can I just say toast and caramel and park my rating here? Dark pour, large head. Easy drinking and clean, slightly bready, chestnut, caramel, toasted malt. Lighter for the style.
fiulijn (18784) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasting at Ferris’, can
Dark chestnut color, clean, with small head. Lean, smooth, not too dry, with mild caramel aroma and flavor, the bitterness is a bit on the low side.
Clean, but somehow bland, like most beers in the style.
biir (749) - Berlin, - DEC 29, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can - Transferring old data. An interesting beer with notes of roasted malt and chocolate.
Ferris (12451) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can - Dark malts and some nice toffee. Clear brown with a decent light brown head. Toast and some caramel notes
rondphoto (3988) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 26, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle @ The Andersons / Columbus OH --- Opaque brown/black color, thin ivory head cover, stripes of lace. Taste is watery caramel malt that is run over by crisp carbonation on the swallow, moving from there to light bittering to finish. Not a lot to it.
Raistlin (282) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich dark amber in color that has a thick frothy head that never completely diminishes. Has a light hoppy scent with a hint of spiced malt. Taste is a medium bitter hop with a light malty finish. Goes down very light for a dark beer.
Tranquillity (1793) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Brown body, opaque, with a medium light brown head. The aroma is licorice, with a nice ale hop touch. The taste is strong of licorice, salty with a full malt finish. Very pleasant!
shrubber85 (10590) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Chocolate syrup, malt, and herbal hay aroma. Dark brown with large light tan head. Sweet chocolate, roasted barley, and mildly bitter hay and ash flavor. Good body. Kind of dark for a Vienna - seems more like a dunkel in both appearance and flavor.
Patrickctenchi (5953) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark, ruby-lit brown/black with a frothy beige head.
Dark, roasty caramel, chocolate aroma.
Flavour is roasted and rich....slightly black-pepper accented caramel malt..chocolate, cola.....maybe even a slight whiff of smokiness.
Light, but not watered-down...
Curious about the low ratings on this....I thought it was a bit dark for the style, but pretty tasty.