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8th Sin Black Lager - Hop City Brewing Co.

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8th Sin Black Lager8th Sin Black Lager

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BA SCORE
81
good

37 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 8.78%
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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Wingshotpigs

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

01-17-2014 15:41:33 | More by Wingshotpigs
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15%

03-17-2014 21:01:48 | More by Sammy
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

Serving type: can

04-07-2014 02:46:50 | More by allergictomacros
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3.19/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

Serving type: can

01-21-2014 12:05:06 | More by TerryW
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

05-28-2014 00:20:58 | More by Rutager
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

02-24-2013 06:00:13 | More by ThinkAgain
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Brody1714

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

05-09-2014 21:20:50 | More by Brody1714
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DarrenBrule

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

06-15-2014 23:43:59 | More by DarrenBrule
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ArrogantPrick

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

04-18-2014 17:30:55 | More by ArrogantPrick
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JG_McNaulty

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

03-22-2014 00:52:25 | More by JG_McNaulty
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.29/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2013 18:25:51 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2013 14:17:48 | More by tbeckett
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djcreepshow

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

02-10-2013 13:27:29 | More by djcreepshow
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randallpink

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

02-08-2014 19:57:13 | More by randallpink
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

02-15-2014 04:07:06 | More by WillAndSarah
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tabhill

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

04-16-2014 02:07:59 | More by tabhill
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

02-13-2014 04:16:21 | More by liamt07
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baylz

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-28-2014 23:07:39 | More by baylz
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

02-08-2014 01:37:13 | More by andrenaline
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KDKid

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-21-2014 01:31:13 | More by KDKid
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CRObighit2

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

04-20-2014 03:48:51 | More by CRObighit2
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

04-19-2014 18:02:35 | More by bigox420
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GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-29-2014 15:19:51 | More by GoHabsGo
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

02-13-2013 12:29:00 | More by DaPan
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tall can from the Ottawa LCBO for $2.80

Appearance - Dark brown colour with a small size frothy light brown head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, grains

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and light coffee. There is also some grains and a bit of a an oatmeal type flavour.

Overall - Probably the best beer I've had from this brewer. Very drinkable and just enough flavour to keep it interesting.

Serving type: can

02-01-2014 02:46:16 | More by spinrsx
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8th Sin Black Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.