Raistlin (282) - London, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Boutip (5856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can: Poured a dark black color lager with a nice off-white foamy head with good retention and light lacing notes. Aroma of roasted malt with some light fruity notes is quite pleasant. Taste is a nice mix of light roasted malt with some bitter notes and some light sweet fruity notes also noticeable. Body is about average with good carbonation. Easy drinking with the right amount of complexity.
ljthiessen (1079) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 6, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler, from Liquor Marts in Winnipeg. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is quite roasty with a bit of dark fruit. Taste is roasty and bitter, some coffee and dark fruit notes. Pretty simple, but decent for the style.
northropfrye (3214) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Howler from Steinbach Liquor Mart. Gusher. Dark brown body brown head, some lacing. Vanilla and roast aroma, but subtle. Taste is again faint roast malts, bubblegum, dry kind of watery finish, but some nice roast and sweetness before that. Okay, pretty typical for a schwarzbier.
Crockett (1081) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark, dark cola pour with slow moving carb, and a tawny cream head. Roasty nose of coffee, cocoa, whiff of smoke. Carbonation is too soft, and amplifies the sugars. Slightly grainy. The flavour is decent, but is too sweet. Mouthfeel is above average. Tastes like it smells, which makes this a reasonably good beer, and the crafting is okay. The mild hops in the finish are somewhat deadened by the sugars.
Tranquillity (1789) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught in the designated glass. The body is dark red, the large head light brown. The aroma is licorice, even some smoke. The taste is surprisingly full for a lager. I like their smoky finish.
samzim (383) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of chocolate with hint of coffee. Clear dark brown colour. Chocolatey flavour with mild bitterness and malty sweet finish. Medium body with lively carbonation. Quite a tasty beer.
HopsandBolts (257) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
473 ml can from the LCBO.
Appearance: Pours jet black with two fingers of beige head.
Malt, dough, marshmallows, bit of camp fire.
Vanilla, smoke, dough, licorice, hint of coffee.
Thin with light carbonation.
Overall: An interesting beer on the whole. I liked the smoky notes and the layers of malt. What I wasn’t so keen on was the single dimensional nature of the flavours and the thin body. Decent but I’m not sure I would buy it again.
bunget (816) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
473ml can. Dark ruby body, medium beige head, average retention. Very pleasant aroma of licorice and cocoa, roasted pecans, toast. Taste of smoked prunes, toast, burned caramel, a touch of herbs and a metallic aftertaste. Very drinkable.
MarkoR (930) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
473 ml can from LCBO. Pours a dark colour with a generous tan head. Aroma of chocolate. Taste is chocolate, grain, coffee. Enjoyable.