czar (9430) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
on tap at bateau de nuit, qc. unclear dark brown with a small creamy beige cap, reviving and leaving very nice lacing. luscious chocolate, coffee berries and chocolate-covered dried fruits, shy lagering notes, minerals, lightly astringent woodsy pine, cedar, some sweetness - burnt cane sugars. average carbonation, light body - oily, semi-sweet coffee-citrusy finish. despite shy if not absent lager-like flavors, this is tasty stuff. rederic (3344) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
On tap at E+OH, deep black color, with a small creamy tan head, nice mild roasted, chocolate, black, toasted malty nose, with a light black coffee, burnt toast, subtle roasted peanut accent, with a faint chocolate note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a mild mocha, black coffee, roasted, black, chocolate, toasted malty character, with some semi-sweet black chocolate baking bar, faint chocolate chip cookie dough, chocolate wafer, burnt toast flavours, leading towards a light roasted coffee bean, dark bitter chocolate, lingering roasted, chocolate , toasted malt bitterness finish. Quevillon (3175) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
Drank on tap (20 oz) at the brewpub on August 28, 2014. Black (duh), small head. Nutty malt aroma, somewhat salty, a bit bitter. Dry barley malt taste, notes of nuts and fruit, malty bitterness. Pretty good, but a black mama would say some harsh stuff about it, they have high standards! punkska101 (2151) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2012
sampled at bieres et saveurs A: chocolate, slight roastiness App: dark brown white head. T/p: full body with light acidic finish. moderate carbonation. O: good sessionable. JulienHuxley (5953) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2012
4 oz pour at Soirée des Brasseurs. Black pour with dark brown head, looks good. Elegant nose of chocolate and roasted malts. Taste leans more towards roasted malts and is relatively dry with a touch of sweetness. Light bodied without being watery. Not mindblowing, but everything you would expect from a succesfull swarzbier.
Lubiere (14155) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2010
A deep black lager with a thin lacing moka head. A smooth chocolate aroma, with light figs and alcohol. In mouth, a smooth lager with woody notes, grassy, a bit if nuttyness, very decent. On tap at ChurchKey DC (of all places!), Feb. 26 2010. Travlr (26134) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Tap at Churchkey. Black (obviously), big coca-cola style head. Lots of caramel sweetness, dark roasted coffee and cocoa. A bit weak and light. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Draft. Rocky tan head atop hazy red-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some cocoa, light ash. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, roast, light ash, faint lager yeast. Effervescent light-medium body. Decent, but a bit too sweet for my liking. robinvboyer (4754) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
Schwars seem to be the thing this year at the Mondiale. Jet black pour, roasted malt, and smoke in the aroma. More roasted malt, and smoke in the flavor, ith some slight fruity notes. mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
[1430-20080531] Tap. Mostly roasted malt aroma with a hint of wooden skunk. Dark brown black body with a long-lasting foamy light tan head. Roasty malt flavour has a hint of coffee in the background. Medium-full body is thin. Fair balance.
(@ Mondial; Montreal, QC)