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

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14549) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
Draught at C’est What, Toronto, as Dark Lager
Black color; small head. Light aroma of roasted malts. Dry and lean mouthfeel; nice moderate roastiness; correct bitterness.
Balanced, good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8628) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2012
So-so shwartz. Enjoyed at Wvrst. Black bodied, with lots of lace. Like a nitro beer, as missing taste, kind of watered down sweet with licorice finish. Basic roast taste. Would like more body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2012
Tap at Burger Bar. Pitch black pour with a tight lasting off-white head. Sticky lacing. The nose is lovely. Soft roast over a little bit of toasted malt. Medium-bodied but nicely clean. There is a nice toastiness tha works. No complaints about this one. It's a fine schwarzbier. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
2012-07-27. Black with a nice tan head and lace. Dry roasty aroma has fruity espresso like character. 6+ Flavour has similarly fruity and roasty flavour. Finishes quite dry with lingering dry fruity character of coffee grounds. Average palate is okay, but too thin to support the beer. Very much not to my taste, too dry and roasty. On tap at Volo as "Black Lager", Toronto

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 30, 2012
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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2012 September 14, 2012 - at Volo on draught. Clear ruby-black with a decent fizzy/foamy beige head. Odd aroma of stale coffee and grapeskins, some herbal bitterness, not much alcohol presence - taste follows, a bit fruitier and less dry roast, the coffee character seems less acidic. Average body, decent carbonation, finishes fairly quickly, dry, with re-emerging slightly sour coffee notes overwhelming any grape/prune fruitiness - did not seem to have enough balancing bitterness, to my palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6051) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
[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)

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 21, 2013
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.


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