joemb1 (4) - Port colborne, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015 does not count
THE BLACK LAGER! There is nothing else like it. Spectacular Aroma, Exquisite appearance. Taste is Awesome. crazy_cat_lady (703) - - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle from Brew Box. Pitch black with light tan head. Strong aroma of toasted coffee and malt, hint of hops and trace if pine. Slightly bitter coffee, toast flavours with short hoppy taste. Not bad, not bad at all. Krypes (7) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2012 does not count
Little mocha colored head. Very faint nose of coffee/malt. On trading coffee dominates, not add much roasted malt as expected. Flavors also linger but still crisp, not overbearing at all. Just enough carbonation to add a refreshing quality. Excellent summer beer in a style hard to find in Ontario. cyrenaica (1159) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
550ml draught Cantabrian (1161) - Christchurch NZ, now Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2013
C’est What? (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
October 25, 2012
The beer was poured a solid blackish-brown with a creamy light brown head which shrank to a ring. The aroma was roasted malt, coffee, and vanilla. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was roasted malt, coffee, and some sweet notes. Not as dry and bitter as a Kostritzer, and quite tasty.
Schwarzbier would be at least a misnomer, as this is much more exciting than anything I have seen in the style. I had a taster from the brewery, after the devastating news that I would not be finding the Oyster Stout anywhere in Niagara-on-lhe-Lake during my very brief visit. I can’t say much about a head, as this was a taster, but the colour was oily black, beautiful. Chocolate, plums and berries in the aroma, and just a very feeble, but very very feeble, metallic whiff of a lager. Flavour is nice and full of cocoa powder, with tobacco, vanilla and tart berries, with no ashes or roasted chars, so typical of black lagers. It makes a lovely creamy palate, in spite of the rather thin <-> medium body. The finish is nice and bitter, without a hint of roasts. Considering that we have a dark lager that tastes like a porter, I’d say this is a damn farking good Baltic Porter. Loved it – and taking back a bottle to New Zealand to share with Ratebeer friends.
mrtemperature (5) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014 does not count
It is very similar to a Genius. It is full bodied. It was very enjoyable. This is a beer I would offer to my friends.