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Brewed by Vancouver Island Brewing
Style: Schwarzbier
Victoria, Canada

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
All the taste of a perfectly balanced German Dark Lager, but made right here on the 48th parallel. Excellence knows no borders.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moxen (5) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013 does not count
No matter what time of year it is this is one dark lager that I dont mind having a pint of. The coffee chocolate start with a smokey finish is always great. A great beer for all seasons!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
Sample at Picaroons Brewers Bash. This kind of reminded me of a lighter porter or dark German style lager. Roasty, a little bit of coffee and chocolate, but it had a rather thin lager body. Probably a better taste than the Guinness black lager going around now, but not as good of a body.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
downy_dav69 (60) - Ladysmith, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
355 ml. bottle, thanks Dave! Pours a deep black with a small beige head, and a watery texture. Aroma is smokey, roasted malts, and light chocolate. Taste is grass, chocolate, dark toffee, nuts, smoked and roasted malts. Palate is smooth, low carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2013
Dark brown pour. Aroma is roasted malts. Nothing too big or overpowering here, but decent flavours. Has nice lightly roasted flavours, nut, just enough hops for balance.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (8574) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Pours dark with a little roast malt injecting some overall flavour hear. Not bad overall. Average carbonation, ok lacing and head. On tap at brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RD400F (226) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
Bottle to tulip glass.

Appearance: Black with a light brown head. Transparent? Its a mystery....

Aroma: Sweet licorice, fruitcake, dark fruits, raisins...but its quite faint. Mostly dark malts but if you sniff, well, its there. That being said theres loads of chocolate. Pretty complex.

Taste: Bittersweet, chocolate flavors galore, some raisin/dark fruits as well as licorice flavors. Pretty much mirrors the aroma.

Palate: Kinda thin considering all the flavours which is kind of a letdown. On the plus side theres nothing I can find thats particularly bad aside from that.

Overall: Pretty good for what it is. Got this in a taster pack and Im seriously starting to doubt that anything else in it will be even slightly close to as good. Ill see I guess!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkQ (83) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2013
Above average beer... toasty flavor. I wish I had a mustache like the man on the label. Drunk from bottle and a decent price (under $2).

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stantheman (1000) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle at Hops in New West. Lots of good head here! Very dark in color, with a little translucency about the edges. Well malted for sure, and its predominately smoky in character. A goodun , yup!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4739) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2012
[email protected] Head Pub, Victoria, Canada. Black beer with a strong head. The aroma has some hops, some smokiness but quite mild. The flavour is malty and roasted with a fair dry finish. Overall a reasonable mildly malty and roasted beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LarryBeast (616) - - AUG 6, 2012
Call me crazy, but Ive always loved this beer. Simple, yet effective. I dont like many lagers, but I thoroughly enjoy this dark, subtle, delicious local beauty. Refreshing in the summer, comforting in the winter.


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