pootzboy (1484) - Hawgville, Ontario, - JUL 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Gigs: Dark brown with some ruby highlights, 2 finger cap, laces the glass. Aroma is roasty but demure with some twiggy hop tones. Flavour has a tarditional Thuringa Schwartzbier profile - roasty up front, light bodied, noble hops bite, finish is clean, roasty and crisp.
A very good rendition of the style, light, roasty, dry - Kostritzer couldn’t do better.
Tessic (748) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This lager poured a deep black colour with a short living, tan colour head. To the nose there are scents of molassass, burnt malts, earth and a little chocolate and coffee. First sip was roasty and delicious with flavours of roasty malts, coffee and very light hint of cocoa. Finish is burnt and flavourful.
rob6239 (480) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Surprised that this was a lagered beer. Pours dark and smells toasty. Taste had some smoky bite to it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Imbibe. Pours deep black, tan head. Nice rich malty taste, with some delicious hops. Very drinkable!
dwyerpg (4092) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A light roasty aroma, nice opaque appearance. The beer has a slight metallic flavor to it, to go with the roast and the traces of coffee. The finish is also not quite right. Looks and smells much better than it tastes. Still, thanks to the wifey for bringing this back from her vacation.
Spab (1688) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Only Cafe. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasty malt and nuts. Flavour is moderately roasty dark malt and a decent nuttiness. Medium body. Ok.
Radek Kliber (5970) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Cest What?:
Aroma: dry roast , clean with decent roast , some balk tea. Tad too estery for lager. 6+
Apperance: dark brownish-black. Lighter white top. Rather flat looking. 3-
Taste/Palate etc. Medium bodied. Strong coffee like roast feel , semi dry. Softer follow-up. There is some of Schwartz in this beer , yet tad to soft on sides with its creamy walls.
mabel (5043) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[4623-20120727] Tap. Smoked nutty coffee grounds aroma. Black body has a red hue with a quick foamy light brown head. Tart coffee roasted nut malt flavour. Full body. Interesting but a little heavy on the roast. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(Called "Dark Lager" @ Volo, Toronto, ON)
cyrenaica (942) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
C’est What? (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
October 25, 2012
The beer was poured a solid blackish-brown with a creamy light brown head which shrank to a ring. The aroma was roasted malt, coffee, and vanilla. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was roasted malt, coffee, and some sweet notes. Not as dry and bitter as a Kostritzer, and quite tasty.
blankboy (5191) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Cask Days 2012. Twenty-seventh beer of the fest. Pours a very dark brown with red hues and an average size bubbly tan head. Malty aroma, lightly roasted, along with light hops and hints of vanilla and chocolate. Nice chocolaty flavour, also lightly roasted -- simple but pleasant. Average bodied. Really good.
ontbeermaker (1859) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, pours a nice black, aroma is light roasty, flavour at first seemed minimal but I as I worked through the pint it became smooth and very drinkable with a really nice back bone of a roasty brew. I got a nice flavourful beer. Decent offering