jb (3449) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2018 Tessic (1249) - Brantford, Ontario, - MAY 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This lager poured a deep amber colour with a quick living head. Scents of smoke, malt and caramel. First swig was nice but a little thin in the mouthfeel dept. Malty, smokey flavours most prodominant. Finish is smokey but very good. Thicker would be better... That sounds terrible!
Pretty true to style, a slight notch below the Germans. Crisp, clean, tasty, good session beer. Worked on a snowy cold afternoon in Canada. BreWedge (562) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - OCT 29, 2017
On tap @ Mill Street St John's. Pours a near opaque brown with a mid size, creamy, mocha head. Aromas are burnt popcorn and molasses (seriously!). Tastes are umami (cured meat), roasted malts, and a little bit of sweetness. Medium to full body, rich and creamy, medium roasty finish. Flavour packed beverage!!
---Rated via Beer Buddy Kauge (2131) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2017
Can, LCBO. Dark brown, big light beige head. Very sweet kind of Schwarzbier, lots of molasses, not too much roastiness. Dry, earthy. AlainG (2410) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2017
Une mousse sans grandes convictions au-dessus d’une bière noire cola. Un nez de grains légèrement grillés, de toffee et de tire-éponge. Les saveurs, quoique semblables comportent quelques ajouts, en l’occurence les gaufrettes au chocolat et des pointes herbacées. Corps moyen avec une présence normale de bulles. (2260-250717) AleRider78 (1502) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2017
On tap at the Highlander Pub, Ottawa. Pours a beige foamy head, maybe an inch of thickness and has a dark brown appearance, light red hues. Aromas are mainly malts and earthy hops. Flavours of coffee and light chocolate notes. Some mild spices. Pretty watery mouthfeel though. Not too bad but cannot beat Kostritzer.
HopsWarden20 (106) - Beijing CN / Vevey CH, SWITZERLAND - AUG 1, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2017 473ml can @ Beijing China 黑色透明酒身 大量淡棕色小颗粒泡沫 持续较久 嗅觉 烘烤麦芽 烤面包 塑料板 入口 咖啡 焦糖 麦芽味道 回味 初期较平淡 尾端浓烈焦糖咖啡味道 酒体中等偏轻微微丝滑感觉 沙口感不强
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone piscator34 (2673) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017
Can. Near black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of chocolate syrup and minerals. Flavors are of roasted malt, mild chalk, pilsner malt, and a hint of light roast coffee. Light bodied and a bit savory from the roast and mineral notes. Would pair well with food. Solid. Brettsky06 (536) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 22, 2017
Pours black with a finger of tan head. Some espresso aromas. Taste is the same with some roasted notes. Bitter throughout HopsTamer36 (1) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2017 does not count
Nice and smooth. A touch of bitterness at the end. Great with gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. caramel, chocolate, coffee, toast, roasty, earthy, smoke, woody, GlennHendry (528) - OSHAWA, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2016
The finish on this beer is mild – like most lagers – but the aroma of black coffee and chocolate is strong. My first black lager and the first black beer of any kind I liked. Nice.