codfishh (38) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
rcasta (813) - EL SALVADOR - MAR 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
que buenisima birria - mucho mas mi estilo
en el loose moose bar de toronto, frente al CN tower con una banda que tocaba musica de los 90s - coolness
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, appearing dark red when held to light. Tan foam. Aroma of voffe, espresso, malt. Body light and effervescent. Bold malty espresso flavour. Pleasant mild bitterness. Finish is looong and dominated by bold coffee, espresso flavours. Bold yet surprisingly drinkable.
herrbrown1974 (424) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - 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 Astor’s. 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 I’ve had yet.
Canmoore (203) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Cue and Cushion, pours a jet black with a slight foamy head. Aroma is dominated by large coffee, espresso, and rich malt notes. Tasting notes include caramel, coffee, dark chocolate, nice carbonation to this beer, and goes down quite easily! Very drinkable..almost to drinkable! Definitely a great beer!
97hill (35) - - FEB 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
can from LCBO, pours with a nice foamy head. Reddish black colour is interesting for a "lager"
Very tasty, espresso and coco sneaking through.
Smooth very drinkable, for sure picking up more of this.
JoeMcPhee (8210) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black pour with a tight tan head. The aroma is great. Nice dark malt and cocoa with a bit of chewy dark malt character. Toast and a little bit of cocoa and coffee. Some nice toastiness and a little bit of clean dark malt. Lovely brew - very clean.
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sseb69 (1404) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2013 En fût au Smoqueshack. Couleur noire, mousse crémeuse beige. Arôme de torréfaction, chocolat. Douce en bouche, notes de cacao, malt chocolat. Très grande buvabilitée, bonne beer.
Ontbeertaster (2269) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, pours a dark black, aroma is nice and roasty, taste is roast and a coco powder taste, with a bit of a coffee note, overall nice schwarz
matt7215 (2110) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
473ml can from the lcbo. Deep brown, tan head. Roasty aroma. Semi sweet flavour. Highly drinkable. Is it a Schwarzbier, maybe, but it’s a damn fine session weight black lager. I’ll be buying this again, and again.