gilvanblight (768) - Windsor, Ontario, - AUG 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well itís 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 werenít other beers I wanted to try before leaving I would be ordering more of this.
tom10101 (2615) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
mrtemperature (4) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Bendrixian (1067) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Jimthechap (1549) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Johnsense (753) - - NOV 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Cantabrian (776) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Schwarzbier would be at least a misnomer, as this is much more exciting than anything I have seen in the style. I had a taster from the brewery, after the devastating news that I would not be finding the Oyster Stout anywhere in Niagara-on-lhe-Lake during my very brief visit. I canít say much about a head, as this was a taster, but the colour was oily black, beautiful. Chocolate, plums and berries in the aroma, and just a very feeble, but very very feeble, metallic whiff of a lager. Flavour is nice and full of cocoa powder, with tobacco, vanilla and tart berries, with no ashes or roasted chars, so typical of black lagers. It makes a lovely creamy palate, in spite of the rather thin <-> medium body. The finish is nice and bitter, without a hint of roasts. Considering that we have a dark lager that tastes like a porter, Iíd say this is a damn farking good Baltic Porter. Loved it Ė and taking back a bottle to New Zealand to share with Ratebeer friends.
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle that was a gift from Guillaume. Thanks! Aged ~6-8 months. Pours a cloudy black with a tiny beige head. Aroma: malt, raisin, caramel, kind of like a doppelbock. Palate: medium bodied, fizzy, smooth. Taste: sweet start, quickly turning to a rough burnt nut flavour, possibly indicating that has been aged too long. Still awesome and delicious.
TheJester (1781) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap at The Griffin in Bracebridge. Black, with a small brown head. Certainly a big aroma for a lager, with lots of roast. The same can be said of the flavour, where cocoa powder joins the roast. Light sweetness. Great body for the style. Probably the best schwartzbier Iíve tied.
LarryBeast (487) - - AUG 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Forest City Beer Fest. Bitter coffee, green herb, smoked ham and southern BBQ buried in a well-constructed dark lager. Liked it a lot.
Lubiere (9752) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brown lager with a thick brown head. In aroma, nice grassy chocolate with herbal hops. In mouth, a nice grassy chocolate with light herbaceous hops, well made.