Brewed by Silversmith Brewing Company
Style: Schwarzbier
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
joemb1 (3) - Port colborne, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015 does not count
THE BLACK LAGER! There is nothing else like it. Spectacular Aroma, Exquisite appearance. Taste is Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (2704) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
650 ml bottle bought at the brewery on June 25, 2015. Black, small head. Dry coffee malt aroma, lightly hoppy. The taste is more bitter sweet, light roasted coffee with some fruitiness, light bitterness. Very respectable flagship beer!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SoberDave (172) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 3, 2015
On tap. Light malt aroma. Pours dark with light brown foamy head. Roasted dark malt flavour with some light hops. Light body with a slight bite. Not that impressed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (8510) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
Draft - Light roast malts and some pale malt sweetness. Deep brown with a nice beige head. Roast malts, vegative bitterness and almost a bit of farmhouse and manure in the finish. Toasty roast or toffee sweetness is not there. Odd long light bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
samzim (349) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
Scent of dark roasted malt. Opaque dark brown colour. Flavour of coffee, molasses, and chocolate. Full body with medium carbonation. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (4102) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle (650 ml). BB 31-09-2014. Thanks to Andrew for this one! Black with a medium brown head and some lacing. Aroma is mild with roasted malt, liquorice and hints of dark fruits. Taste is also light with liquorice, roasted malt, dark fruits and gentle cocoa finish. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly silky mouthfeel. Short aftertaste. Nothing is "off" and itís quite drinkable. A little more body could help, but itís an interested Schwarzbier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrtemperature (5) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014 does not count
It is very similar to a Genius. It is full bodied. It was very enjoyable. This is a beer I would offer to my friends.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1358) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Tasted at Real Canadian Craft Beer Fest. Has a real roasted aroma and toasty that follows through on the palate. Lighter in body, but stylistically correct and fairly good and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 1, 2013
Again, thanks to Cantabrian for spoiling me with this offering from Canada. This beer appears as black as sin in the glass, but for a faintly murky mahogany colour in the dimple of the glass. It also presented a good mocha head. The aroma was of muted charry roastiness with a dusting of ground coffee. It didnít seem lagerish at all because of itís slightly thicker body, it was more porter-like. It is a tasty number this one: dark and brooding with lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1041) - - NOV 2, 2013
Dark brown pour with a sizeable ehad. Fairly roasty aroma with some black liquorice peaking through. Roast up front, coffee, liquorice, cocoa powder, slightly fruity as well. Medium body.

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