herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thankfully currently on tap at Jack Astorís. Black with a fizzy tan head. Aroma was nice. Rosted malt, coffee, a little vanilla. Light and soft. Smooth with a slightly sweet finish. This is the best Hop City beer Iíve had yet.
mabel (6865) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[6566-20140801] Can. Granola toasted peat cocoa aroma. Clear, cola mahogany body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Roasted chicken skin and grainy cereal flavour. Full body. Good, drinkable. (7/3/7/4/14) 3.5
Overheard: "I didnít have enough time to draw a vagina."
BrewGoblin (466) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great packaging, a cool name and an interesting style choice from a bigger brewery. Letís face it, all those things factor in to buying and perhaps ultimately, enjoying a beer. The looks get you ready for a treat right away; sitting in my dimpled mug be a black-brown beauty with a rich and creamy light beige ído. Ushered up by the appearance come strong scents of roasted nuts, coffee, toasted brown bread and hints of chocolate and burnt toffee sweetness. There is also another taste in the background of smoke and kibbles. The taste matches pretty perfectly, bittersweet leaning more towards bitter with a strong smokey coffee aftertaste that sticks around for a long time. I wish the body was a bit fuller but I suppose it is a lager after all. I would definitely by more of these. A solid beer overall.
shdougan (34) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark ruby black with a large foamy tan head. Some light aromas of chocolate, molasses, and espresso. Has a medium body with a soft carbonation, has a rather "foamy" mouthfeel acutally. There is a slight sweet flavor that turns into a bit of an unsettlingly tangy bitterness. I donít know about you, but I donít like my beers to have tang. The can is pretty eye catching, although I think it caught my eye for the first and last time.
Frothmeister (587) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
473ml can. Pours a dark, dark brown with a walnut coloured head. Mineral notes, light molasses, light coffee, and an off-putting sort of rice smell. Weird. Light bodied, but with good carbonation, dry ashy coffee notes at the forefront, light molasses, light graphite, and again the rice (or maybe rice cracker) note that just doesnít fit, and that more or less follows through to the finish where a little bit of sweetness peaks through. Itís not bad, but itís also not a repeat purchase.
Listigovers (369) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is roasted and smoky, black but not opaque, tan head. malty flavour, smooth palate, light carbonation, sweet, somewhat metallic, fairly strong flavour, somewhat roasty. Not bad, but one dimensional.
gregorymconway (142) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
473ml can from the LCBO. Deep brown/black body with a minimal tan head. Notes of cocoa, coffee, fig and some roasty flavors. This beer has average alcohol, low percieved bitterness and a finish which is mostly cocoa. Extremely light bodied and sessionable. One of my favorites.
UXO (420) - CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours deep ruby brown with one fat finger of light beige head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, moderate lacing (4/5). Nose is muted coffee, roast malts, nuts, ashes (6/10). Taste is low sweetness and moderate bitter, smoke, burnt (5/10). Light body, moderate to low carbonation, bitter smoky finish (3/5).
Considering the only other schwarzbier I can recall having tried is the Krombacher Dark, Iím not entirely sure I know what this style is aiming for. If they were going for ďwatery stout in which somebody snuffed a cigaretteĒ, well, bullseye, I guess. Dunno - if anything, Iím less thrilled with this than the Krombacher. Not all that interesting a style, though perhaps marginally preferable to a macro lager. Definitely not my favourite beer from this brewery. (10/20)
shorlin (694) - St. Johnís, Newfoundland, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid black with a little bit of tan head. Aroma is super roasty and toasty. Very biscuity with a little coffee. Nice. Very serious malty taste, more roast and bitterness. Feel is thin, but hey, this isnít an RIS, itís a lager. Good beer!
gilvanblight (812) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very dark pour. Lighter than expected head that is pretty thick. Nice nutty smell. Goes down nice at first but then thereís something there. Something smoked, over smoked. A touch burnt tasting. Not sure what that taste is but I donít like it. No sir.
jercraigs (8091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2014-08-01. Very dark brown body with a small tan head. 3+ Aroma is mild, light green herbaceous hops character, muted dark malt. Flavour has sweetish core with light roasty malt and dry finish. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Can from the LCBO, Toronto