KansaiBeerLvrs (5301) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2014
On tap at the Ottawa Beerfest. A very dark brown pour with a filmy tan head(on cask) a very malty sweet aroma roast chocolate and graham. Smooth bodied but on the thin side. The taste is roasty, nutty, malty with maybe a hint of smoke delicious.
robinvboyer (4736) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
Intense dark roast, and alot of bitterness. Bitter cocoa, and some strong coffee notes. A thin lager like mouth feel, and low to medium carb. The finish is again, quite bitter with pine resin notes. Alcohol is very well hidden, and this is quite drinkable. Interesting take on the style. johnnnniee (4403) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2015
One of a large number of samples I had at the Extreme Beer Fest in Boston 3/21/32014. Diacetyl choc and roast. Eructoblaster (4328) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
On tap at Beau’s Oktoberfest (Vankleek Hill, ON). Opaque black body with a decent, lasting beige creamy head. Good malty/hoppy aroma with brown sugar and vineous hints. Its robust malty/hoppy taste carries plummy, brown sugar, and oaky notes. Ends with a long, warming bittersweet finish. Enjoyable. Spab (4002) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
600 ml bottle from LCBO (part of Oktoberfest mix pack). Pours a dark chestnut brown with large, creamy, light tan head. Aroma is roasty with lots of dark chocolate and some fruity notes. Flavour is fairly roasty with dark chocolate the most prominent note, but also a little fruitiness and a bit of herbal bitterness. Slick mouthfeel. Pretty nice beer.
Gerbeer (3894) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2017
600 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with moderate head. Aromas of dry roasted malts, chocolate powder, and nuts. Flavors follow same, clean and dry. Very nice example of style. probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2014 600 ml bottle from the brewery via Lubiere (merci!), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 17NO12.northropfrye (3670) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 26, 2017
App.: Deep brown-black with a full mocha head.
Aroma: Infection tang (dang!), meaty/brothy notes, alcohol sting, touches of minty herbals, a little dark-roasted malt character, a shame that it is infected.
Palate: Medium body, rounded effervescence.
Flav.: Nice dark-roasted malts, a touch of grape-like fruitiness, still infected, light molasses, tries to be tasty; dry with good bitterness and a long, fruity, sorta dark malt finish.
Re-rated on Sept/ 14/14, from an Oktoberfest mixed pack from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.
Aroma: Rich dark-roasted malts, chocolate, a bit of alcohol sting, a carbonic acid sting too, much cleaner this time.
Palate: Medium-full body, restrained carbonation for a smooth, rich mouthfeel.
Flav.: Lots of chocolate, mainly milk, slightly dark, other dark-roasted malt notes, quite rich, not infected in the least (thankfully); dry with moderate+ bitter moderate+ alcohol presence and a long, unctuous, quite richly malty finish.
A very nice beer. I’m glad I got to re-try it.
Dark black body a bit of white head. Aroma of lactose and cocoa. Sweet taste dried fruit a dry element and again milk. Really neat schwartzbier. Has some of the characteristics of a schwartzbier and imperial stout. Nice. cfrancis (3535) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2012
Best beer at Oktoberfest not in a cask. Pours pitch black with a frothy beige top. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and mocha. Taste is great light to well roasted flavouring on the malts with some dark chocolate.