Minderbinder (3459) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with huge creamy head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Taste is of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, sugar, bitterness, some alcohol. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Medium carbonation. Somewhat creamy. Overall: Very nice schwartzbier. Complex.
tom10101 (5903) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (600 ml). Shared by Minderbinder, thanks! Split 2-ways,
Appearance: Dark brown with a medium easy to revive beige head, decent retention and some lacing.
Aroma: Dark chocolate, toasted malts, moderate fruitiness, caramel notes, herbal hops and light roastiness.
Taste: Slightly to moderately sweet with caramel, moderate fruitiness, caramel, light roastiness, herbal notes and light chocolate bitterness. A touch of alcohol and light spiciness.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is a bit oily and chewy. Caramel-ish finish. Mild spiciness.
Overall: Very good Scharwzbier. Tasty and easily drinkable. Very good depth. Alcohol is rather well hidden. Nice!
Oldschool_Mike (366) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into pint glass. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet malt with some roast malt notes and a little fruitiness. Taste is nice roast and a little fruitiness. Feels kind of creamy not that crisp. More like an ale than a lager. Pretty good beer.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
johnnnniee (4115) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of a large number of samples I had at the Extreme Beer Fest in Boston 3/21/32014. Diacetyl choc and roast.
rederic (3330) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
600ml bottle, dark brown-black color,with a big rocky pillowy tan-beige head, with a mild dark coffee, bready, roasted, black, toasted, caramel malty nose, with a yeasty, doughy, light fruity, chocolate chip cookie dough, faint brownie, burnt toast, chocolate cake dough accent, with some light black coffee ground bean, molasses, cocoa, chocolate granola bar, toffee notes in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet earthy roasted, black, chocolate, toasted, caramel malty, black coffee, dark bitter chocolate, molasses, mocha, toffee, chocolate pie, burnt toast character, with some burnt brownie, chocolate granola bar, light flowery leafy, grassy,hoppy,cocoa powder, cappuccino flavours, leading towards a doughy yeastiness,burnt toast, burnt molasses, chocolate cake, bitter chocolate, lingering toasted, chocolate,black, roasted malt bitterness finish.
Franckg (1540) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Arôme de malts rôtis, café et anis. En bouche, le côté rôti est (trop) dominant. On décèle aussi des effluves de café noir fort, chocolat noir, bois, une touche d’anis et d’alcool. La finale est longue et amère. Les saveurs disparaissent assez rapidement. Manque de rondeur et de complexité. Malheureusement déçu par cette bière.
TheKeywork (61) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
As a wise man once said: "do or do not there is no try!" First experience with this style of beer and it's a real winner. Dark, roasty, toasty. This beer is strong with flavour. Hands down winner on my Christmas Eve beer list.
Ferris (14379) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Toast and roasted malts. Jet brown with a rich light brown head. Lots of toast and cocoa and a bitter finish. The finish is long and lingering with burnt toast notes. I was on board till the end, where unfortunately it takes a wrong turn.
DuffMan (10070) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Grippitis and Mike. Stouty appearance, nearly black with a finely bubbled light brown head. Roasty black malts and chocolate, hints of licorice, dark brown bread. Actually very good!
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
600ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Near black in colour with a thin tan head, light lacing. The aroma is very toasty, nutty, some coffee. The flavour has some light fruit, some sweetness, roasted malts, light coffee. Finishes long, bitter.