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Brewed by Hop City Brewing Company
Style: Schwarzbier
Brampton, Canada

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Where and how: LCBO , can 473 ml
Aroma dark chocolate, cocoa hint of coffee. Nice and clean. Bit lacking roasty feel and its marked acidity of German Schwarzbiers.
Appearance :3-
Top: lighter fizzy bright white look well contrasting with base.
Base: dark brown, slight haze(?).
Palate : medium bodied with thinner walls. Average plus carbonation.
Taste: Mineral notes with proper black charcoal vibe. Refreshing and crisp. Clean.
Other notes Am I impressed with this brew. Yes I am. Solid example for style brew right in Ontario.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
OntBeerDrinker (418) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
black for the most part a bit chestnut brown bottom. some sips r like a watery dark ale w/ citrus sour n chocolate. later more bitterness/some roastedness show.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bergenbrewing (24) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
Tall can from lcbo Nice dark black color with a good head that stuck around. Toasty dark notes but clean and no astringency. Tastes more like a lager stout than a shwartzbier.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammy (8351) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014
LCBO fresh can. Metallic finish, with some roast and lots of lace and retained head. OK drinkability, but the metallic clearly built up as I drank a multiple sample.Also just too sweet and sticky sugary.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Motobashi (68) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
On tap at Moe’s Smokehouse- Colchester, ON. Jet black with nice thick white head the lasted.NIce lacing. Wonderful toasted malt and chocolate notes. Medium sweetness with no real bitterness. Slightly oily texture. It is described as a black lager, very closely resembles a stout. Very similar to a Guiness but without the oakey tannins on finish. I really liked this.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jksipa (276) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
Can from the LCBO. Dark brown pour with a big tan head. Nose is coffee and chocolate and roasted malts. Sweet chocolate and caramel front but finish provides a little bitterness though somewhat soft. Medium creamy mouth with medium carbonation. Decent.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
codfishh (52) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
Pours jet black with a big frothy tan head that sticks around. Very clear, some ruby highlights around the edges. Smooth coffee like toasted malt dominates the aroma with some toasty notes behind it. Big malt flavor, tastes of toasted bread crust, with a touch of caramel and a smooth toasty coffee note, the roast is very smooth with no astringency. Mouth feel is creamy with a medium body and medium carbonation. Really nice example, a little more of a caramel than I expected.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2198) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
Single can from the LCBO. Pours a dark brown colour with a big frothy beige head, good retention and soapy lace. Aromas of roasted malts and butterscotch with hints of grassy hops and nuts. Smooth mouthfeel, between wet and slightly creamy with a little stickiness. Light flavours of roasted malt, giving notes of coffee and nuts, with the nice yeast. I really enjoyed this one, and so did Lilihel. She would keep some of these in her fridge.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3583) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Nice session dark ale. Lots of roasty malt aroma here. Pours black with good head and lacing. Light bitter finish, soft carbonation. Light caramel note. Tall can from lcbo.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (5948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
[Can (473ml)] Pours ruby-brown with a huge lasting frothy beige head and lacing on the glass. Malty aroma, bready, a bit nutty and toasty, along with eggshells, chocolate and light hops. Light but pleasant enough malty & chocolatey flavour along with some nuttiness. Average bodied. A good beer but sorry, not a Schwarzbier.


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