pintbypint (2610) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml brown bottle from Craft Beer Advent Calendar. Deep dark brown pour, a hint of red showing through. Thin layer of beige head with mild lacing. Nose is roasty, slightly earthy, some chocolate. In the mouth the beer is roasty with dark chocolate notes, background fruitiness and caramel. Finishes with some rich cocoa-y notes, some roasted bitterness and a bit of sharper grassy hop. Medium body with medium carbonation. Not a text book schwarzbier but enjoyable.
WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Advent Calendar #3. So this is what happens when you throw lager yeast and Czech hops into a porter? Oh apparently they went at it from the other direction. I like how these guys are experimental, but not in the "canned pumpkin pulp and fake vanilla extract" way. Chocolate on the nose, caramel and a touch of bitterness on the tongue, Saaz and lingering caramel on the finish. Cool. Became a study in lager yeast for me.
Reimer96 (1222) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy dark brown color with a big creamy brown head that lasts the beer. Aroma is chocolate, yeast and some funky fruity esthers. Taste is a sweet cocoa, fig and yeast up front & then finishes with a nice bitter dark chocolate. Medium dry finish to this beer.
presario (4628) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Day 3 CBAC. Use a BIG glass as there is plenty of foam. Dark beer with nice highlights when held to the light. Crisp and clear, at least from the top half of the bottle after the foam settles. Aroma of sweetness and dark malt when still. When swirled sweetness is replaced with a light yeasiness. Body is a little still. Flavour has some sweetness, very dark almost burnt malt and some bitter licorice and saltiness.
DuffMan (6751) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Dec 3 Beer Advent Calendar. Gotta say, I am VERY impressed with the quality of the breweries in this thing so far! De Molen...YES! Very dark brown pour, with a haziness that is evident as I hold the beer against the light. A nice classic schwarz profile of roast and bitter chocolate, with some subtle yeasty fruit esters thrown in for good measure. Solid.
RumRunner101 (770) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour. Aroma is warm and inviting with molasses, brown sugar, dark fruits. Medium bodied, almost creamy, low carbonation. Flavour is dark chocolate, coffee, as well as wet wood and some bitterness on the finish. Alcohol provides some warmth. Enjoyable.
gunnar (5297) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours almost pitch black with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma of light roasted malts, chocolate. Taste is sweet chocolate, moderate roasted barley, short bitter finish.Soft carbonated,light oily mouthfeel. Decent beer.
LarsEngen (363) - Sandvika, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33 bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Bottled 17/11/2011. Pours black with a small brown head that leaves a nice lacing. some chocolate and roasted malt to the nose. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness and medium sourness. Some salty aftertaste. Good Schwarzbier
VertBaconStrips (2081) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I gotta say that I hate these de molen labels... only for the reason that the seemingly randomly organized letters in the names have no identifying quality to me. Black with a crazy amount of chunky sediment on the bottom. Smells decent enough - roasty and dry, dry wood, light fruit, coconut... stale cereal in an old box. Napalm Death is currently shredding my ear canals. Yums - light tartness shows up right before midway and tags along with the brown sugar, roast, faint bitterness on the finish, light fruit.. super tasty. Not up to making an effort with this tonight.
reebtogi (4183) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle pours a dark brown almost black color with an off-white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted grains with chocolate. Taste is a roasted grain and hoppy bitterness with a chocolate malty sweetness. Medium bodied with decent carbonation leaving a pleasant sensation on the palate. An easy drinking schwarzbier that is quite tasty and recommended.