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


on tap

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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gilvanblight's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, - AUG 18, 2012
Well it’s most definitely black with a light tan head. Raisin and earthy nose. Oh nice. That is good. Rich yet refreshing. Thick and just a little sticky. Sweet at first but swapping to a nice raisin and coffee mellowness. Going down very easily. Malts in the aftertaste. If there weren’t other beers I wanted to try before leaving I would be ordering more of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (1580) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2016
Bouteille 650ml, gracieuseté de msjpearson, Thanks Mike! Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka laissant un anneau sur les parois du verre. Arôme de malt torréfié, café, levure?, touche de fumée. Goût de malt torréfié, café froid, chocolat noir. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2898) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2016
On tap at the keg. Really well done and enjoyable. A true schwarzbier. Plenty of toasted malt quite crisp and palate is a touch smoky. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (4106) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2015
Black pour, beige head. Sweet roast aroma, milk chocolate, light hops. Good mouth feel, silky, soft carb. Sweet roasty finish, light bitterness, very easy drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazy_cat_lady (360) - - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle from Brew Box. Pitch black with light tan head. Strong aroma of toasted coffee and malt, hint of hops and trace if pine. Slightly bitter coffee, toast flavours with short hoppy taste. Not bad, not bad at all.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
joemb1 (4) - 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 (2876) - 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 (182) - 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 (12406) - 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 (381) - 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 (5195) - 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 it’s quite drinkable. A little more body could help, but it’s an interested Schwarzbier.

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