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Brewed by Garrison Brewing Company
Style: Schwarzbier
Halifax, Canada

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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A German style Imperial Schwarzbier with hints of sweet chocolate, dark caramel and smoky roasted malts. This black lager will embrace you with its velvety mouth feel and cozy warming finish, a testament to its alcoholic strength. The perfect match with a double chocolate torte on a cold winter’s night. Nirvana.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WheatKing (1305) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2012
Woody... reminds me of drinking Macassar Ebony, really. Anise/molasses is stronger in this than any other lager I’ve tried. That’s true for flavour in general, really. I’d love to see the OG/FG readings on this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4230) - Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2011
500ml, black wax tipped, bottle. Black pour, tan head. Oily pour. Aroma of roast. Coffee and burnt sugar. Oily texture, very creamy. Flavor of burnt grains, some licorice, some charcoal. Very very good. Damn its so good.
Thanks to Sammy. 8,5,7,5,17

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AdamHeenan (1) - CANADA - OCT 29, 2010 does not count
Every time I have this beer I enjoy it! Very delicious and tasteful. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good beer

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Bottle. Pours opaque black-brown with fizzy tan head. Lovely chocolate aroma. Lots of cocoa, carob, rain on asphalt. Clean smell. Soft creamy mouthfeel. Sweet, creamy, almost lucious, solid body. A tad too sweet but very chocolately. Like a creamy chocolate cake.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12743) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2008
Pours dark brown and flat. The aroma is a smoky-molasses with lots of wood, maybe rye bread. Soft, sweet and smooth, with mellow molasses and a light hint of woodiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Courtesy dchmela. Black with a thin off-white layer of foam. Licorice and roast on the nose, a bit roasty for a schwarzbier. Cleaner taste, nice palate - very light roast and a smooth finish, not too sweet.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2008
[1561-20080802] 500mL bottle. Coffee mocha aroma has hints of chocolate powder. Dark dark black red body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Dark roasted mocha malt flavour. Full body. Great brew.
(w/ jerc)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jercraigs (7934) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2008
2008-08-02. Pitch black with a modest dark head. Sweet dark malt aroma, cocoa and a light roast. Flavour is similar, smooth chocolately malt, kissed by toasty roasty malt, just a touch of bitterness. Just a great, rich overall flavour. Smooth medium bodied palate. Pretty awesome, I can’t believe it took me so long to get to it. Many thanks Bobby. Bottle courtesy of OKBeer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9263) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Bottle… Pours pitch black with a small, creamy, khaki head. Decent retention. The aroma provides a light puff of campfire smoke alongside charcoal and tobacco malts. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and pillow-soft carbonation. Sweet, vinous and chocolaty with a touch of molasses or licorice… or both. Dark fruits. Lightly charred, warming finish. Kudos to dchmela for providing the bottle!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Bottle sampled at mgumby10’s, thanks dchmela: I don’t know if this is quite nirvana as it is chocolate-covered banana. Flavor is a roasted chocolate malt, some raisin, warm finish. I thought there’d be more going on here, although not a complex beer, still tasty.


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