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

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, - JAN 27, 2014
Flat black with little red highlights and a muted tan head. Aroma is burnt & bready. Flavour is roasted, mild hop and sweet bread. Decent body though that I thought carried the flavours well.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
samzim (338) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2015
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsandBolts (193) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
473 ml can from the LCBO.

Appearance: Pours jet black with two fingers of beige head.

Aroma: Malt, dough, marshmallows, bit of camp fire.

Flavours: Vanilla, smoke, dough, licorice, hint of coffee.

Mouthfeel: 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (681) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2015
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (687) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
473 ml can from LCBO. Pours a dark colour with a generous tan head. Aroma of chocolate. Taste is chocolate, grain, coffee. Enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonaldjames (11) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
Aroma of chocolate with musty, earthy notes throughout. Pours dark with a rich, lingering tan coloured head. Strong dark chocolate flavour with hints of grain, oatmeal, and sweet mocha. Pleasantly carbonated but not very light for a dark beer, left me wanting more complex texture.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HippyHop (450) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
Pour is....like a black lager with a stout head. Nose is lots of toasted grain with hints of coffee and smoke. It’s like almost-burnt toast with a cup of French roast (with a side of accidental rhyming - prost!). Ahem....anyway this is a cool mash-up. Body-wise it’s like a Schwarzbier, but with some oatmeal creaminess, and a stout kind of flavour profile. I get more toasted grain/coffee bitterness on the finish than the sweetness they claim on the can, but this is solid for a macro (ostensibly).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2015
En fût. Pinte dégustée chez Truffles Burger Bar (Cornwall, ONT) au coût de 7,00$. Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées. Apparence: La couleur est noire avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées avec une pointe fumée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de torréfaction en arrière goût. (Rating #6038)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1476) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
Bière à l’apparence de cola sauf pour ce qui est de la mousse, nuageuse et cottoneuse et de couleur crème. Le nez est de céréales fortement torréfiées, brûlées presque. En bouche, elle a bien la minceur et la buvabilité d’une swartzbier, mais les saveurs riches et chocolatées d’un stout. Une bonne représentante de ce style, à pratiquement tous les points de vue.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7447) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
[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 didn’t have enough time to draw a vagina."

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewGoblin (550) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
Great packaging, a cool name and an interesting style choice from a bigger brewery. Let’s 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 ’do. 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.


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