PrimeMinister (138) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2004
Dark and opaque, the beer is inviting at first sight. This beer is very close to a porter for it has a very coffeeish taste. The burned of smoked effect is there however and brings a very powerful presence in the finish. Eructoblaster (4307) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2004
Deep brown/black beer topped with a nice creamy beige head. Coffee and roasted malt aroma and flavor. Very long bitter final. This is definitely a Schwarzbier that has nothing to envy to the legendary east-german ones. jazz88 (2683) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 31, 2003
Bottle. A rich deep brown to black color with a lush dark brown head. Toasted malts with some licorice and coffee. A medium body with a strong coffee finish and a dry chocolate cake flavor. Thanks to Rastacouere for the trade. Boutip (6433) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2003
This is my first schwarzbier so I don't have much to compare it too. Dark brew with a nice head. Roasted coffee taste. Light and very pleasant bitterness at the end. I would drink this again. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2003 Deep brown in colour. Aroma of roasted malts, and slight coffee and chocolate. Flavour is of licorice, coffee, with a nice amount of malt and some sweetness. Finishes with a medium bitterness and very refreshing. Thanks CapFlu.
BroueNeault (158) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2003
Nice dark brown beer with a thick brown head. Good roasted malt taste and aroma. A very pleasant beer. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2003 First schwarzbier I have, so not much comparison basis and I must admit I had no idea what glass to serve this in, I used the Raftman one(smoked beer). 2002 version. Very dark brown body with a rather small brownish head. The aroma reminds of cookies that begin to get burnt. In mouth, the texture is very thin, watery. Very refreshing malty character. More roasted cookies with coffee notes. Interesting and I'd most definitely like to have more from the style to compare. JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2003
Pours dark almost black with a froathy brown head. Not get much of an aroma. Wonderful roast flavor with some coffee and chocolate flavor. Carbonate water mouthfeel. Very slight bitterness on the finish, but mostly roast flavors carry on in the finish also. I really enjoyed this one, Many Thanks Martin T! CapFlu (5129) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2003 (660ml Bottle) The royalties for the 2003 Escousse are now assisting the cute, little Western Chorus Frog. Pours a medium, beige head and an opaque, black beautiful body. Truly a beautiful black lager. Aromas of thick malt and roasted coffee with hints of chocolate. Roasted flavour with strong reflections of concentrated malt and (as mentioned by Patrice) - sesame oil. Very robust flavour and captivating finish. Delightful lager! muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2003
660 ml bottle, thanks to MartinT. Luscious dark brown-black pour with large cumulus head. Malty/yeasty/biscuity nose with hints of roasted coffee. Flavor roasty and "dark", malty but not really sweet, only hints of hops. Very drinkable, nice clean but long finish, but I am still not the world's greatest schwartzbier fan. Good value for an American in Montreal, I'll say that!