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8th Sin Black Lager - Hop City Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 10.11%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hop City Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Considered to be the 8th Deadly Sin, a fastidious person is overly meticulous, has high standards, and is excessively sensitive to taste. You couldn't sum up our brewers better. 8th Sin is our killer new black lager, brewed with 8 different types of malt (yeah 8), that is black in colour with hints of espresso and chocolate in the aroma, a medium body and a smooth sweet taste in the finish.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: TheSevenDuffs on 01-31-2013)
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Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Wingshotpigs, Jan 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Sammy, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of allergictomacros
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours out dark, dark red-brown but I can see through this when held up to the light. Light tan foam has some heft.

S - Kinda roasty, toasty aroma. A bit of graininess and hit of sweet malt.

T - Again, roasty, toasty. A bit of bitterness in the back end and a flash of apple. Aftertaste is mild and indeed sweet, as advertised. I don't really notice the sweetness until the very end though.

M -Fairly light body, zippy carbonation.

O - Easy drinking, dark brew.

allergictomacros, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of TerryW
3.19/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Cola brown under a short head that settles to a creamy looking film, good lace. Overall a rather lightweight brew. The merest whiff of grain and hops, touch of fruit. Ashy to taste, thin-bodied. Bitter sweet chocolate and some roast. Carbonation is unexpectedly sharp. Unremarkable.

TerryW, Jan 21, 2014
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3.19/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from can into a tulip glass. Beer is blackish but more a dark brown with some tan lacing.

S - aroma has charcoal, harsh astringency, some pepper and roasty malts, burnt toast, harsh and pretty unpleasant. The notes say espresso and chocolate but this is far from that smooth.

T - this has some plummy fruity, figs, along with the charred toast, nuttiness and then more of a thin charcoal harsh roastiness, building some peppery spiciness, roastiness ontop of hay, very toasty, some of the caramel but it also feel burnt.

M - a fairly thin body, enough carbonation initially but it really starts to feel like smoke water by the end, some finishing chili spice and lingering finish.

While this was balanced enough to be drinkable, it wasnt much more than that, quite light, and as a result the heavy roastiness and charry character really overwhelmed this light beer. A lot of harshness came through. Not one I would especially recommend, it drinks alright if your not thinking too hard about it, but there is little in the way of support here.

mick303, Oct 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Rutager, May 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

ThinkAgain, Feb 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Brody1714, May 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

DarrenBrule, Jun 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

CAMRAhardliner, Oct 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

ArrogantPrick, Apr 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Mr_Hoptimistic, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in pilsner glass.

A - Poured very dark brown, slightly translucent with a small amount of cream coloured head.

S/T - Roast, a hint of chocolate, some bready sweetness and a light hop presence that provides a slight bitterness.

M - Light body, moderate carbonation.

O - Decent enough among a bunch of macro taps, but not good enough to go back to with better craft options.

TheSevenDuffs, Jan 31, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Had a pint of this at the Highlander in Ottawa. From notes.

A - Poured black with one finger of light brown head. A film of retention was left with no lace.

S - Really nice aroma of chocolate and some hops. Simple but enjoyable.

T - Some noticeable hops there with grassiness. Chocolate, roast, and some sour notes. Fair bit of hop character for the style and some dark fruits.

M - Good carbonation with a medium body and a slight bitterness.

O/D - A decent Schwarz. Something might be a bit off but it certainly was tasty enough. Nothing to seek out by any means, but I could have one or two.

tbeckett, Aug 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

cam477, Oct 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

djcreepshow, Feb 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

randallpink, Feb 08, 2014
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WillAndSarah, Feb 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

tabhill, Apr 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

liamt07, Feb 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

baylz, Mar 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

KDKid, Mar 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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8th Sin Black Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.