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Formerly brewed at Brasseurs RJ
Style: Schwarzbier
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Black lager This flavorful beer is a tribute to the piping player, an endangered bird species. For each bottle sold, royalties are donated to La Fondation de la faune du Québec for the protection of imperiled wildlife.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5657) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Near black with a taller bone colored head. Dry dark malt aroma. Light and crisp. Mild coffee and dark chocolate flavors. A clean schwartz, almost to much so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2004
660 ml bottle, featuring and in support of the Achikunipi. Very dark ruby colour, almost opaque, with a mostly lasting creamy and frothy tan coloured head. Roasty and caramel aroma with notes of coffee. Light caramel and bready flavours with a lightly roasted coffee bitter finish. Mouthfeel is light but satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2005
Pours a dark brown color with ruby highlights and a thick, frothy light brown head that leaves decent lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, fruits and roasted malt. Flavor of chocolate, fruits and roasted malt with a mild bitter finish. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2005
Bottle. Pours ruby black with a large frothy diminishing tan head -- it looks great! Aroma of roasted malt, hops and coffee. Flavour follows aroma along with a touch of chocolate. Body is a little thin. I really like this and I want more, time for a trip to Quebec!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
660 ml bottle. Dark black-reddish beer. Small head, medium carbonation. Light burnt taste. Dry finish, really nice !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Savad (58) - Den Bosch, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2006
Bottled. Large dark beige head. Excellent lacing. Ruby dark hue. Roasted aroma with chocolate, dough, cassis, a lot of licorice and some spices. Tastes cold coffee, yet pleasant. Leaves a bilberry mouthfeel. Dry, medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2006
Brown-black body (not totally opaque) with a short-lived white head. Aroma of roasted malt, some smoke, chocolate and toasted bread. Very pleasant to the nose but the taste is a bit of a letdown. Rather watery, sweet, vinous, malty and some coffee notes with some unexpected tartness. Cacao powder finale. A good beer. Part of the profits go to a fund used to save endangered species. And if they don’t succeed the Escousse would probably accompany very well the broiled bird on the label.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
Bouteille de 650 ml achetée chez Épicerie Lauzière (Drummondville, QC). Arôme: Odeur de café avec une pointe de petits fruits foncés. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un moyen col beige crémeux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café avec une pointe chocolatée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de torréfaction en arrière goût. (Rating #1681)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sseb69 (1777) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
Bouteille 341 ml. Bue en 2010. Couleur noire, reflets rougeâtre. Arôme de pain grillé, malt. Notes de malt un peu de cacao. Bonne.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2004
Tasted in Ottawa. Obtained from Depanne Plus in Hull QC. Appearance is black, with a medium white head that remains in the glass. Very non-descript aroma, slight matly scent but is hard to pick up. Flavour is very roasted buttery sweet, almost like a butter toffee taste. Finishes with a slight mellow hoppiness.

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