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8th Sin Black Lager - Hop City Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
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37 Ratings
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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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Photo of spinrsx
3.66/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

spinrsx, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%

473 ml can purchased from LCBO for $2.90 CDN. Served well chilled into a pint glass.

Appearance - Black, opaque beer is poured. 2 generous fingers of ivory head linger for a good while. Head is frothy and dense looking. Some lacing.

Smell - Very roasted, very earthy aroma with significant peat and slight blend of stale coffee. Also a funky metallic smell that makes this not a good smelling beer.Improves greatly as it warms into something passable as the metallicness subsides completely.

Taste - Starts a bit metallic (especially when cold) then transitions into coffee flavor then into more of a coffee / peat mixture. Quite interesting and flavorful. Some fruit and caramel / burnt sugar malts thrown into the middle for good measure too. Pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel - Smooth with relatively low carbonation. Rich and full bodied. Nice Schwarzbier.

Overall - A good one with robust flavors. Wish the nose was more enticing here though as that was a letdown.

DenisKolkin, Jan 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Pmicdee, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of boszormeny
4/5  rDev +13.3%

boszormeny, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of TerryW
3.19/5  rDev -9.6%

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
Photo of Wingshotpigs
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Wingshotpigs, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of tbeckett
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%

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
Photo of lgmol
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

lgmol, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of ThinkAgain
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

ThinkAgain, Feb 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

DaPan, Feb 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

djcreepshow, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.29/5  rDev -6.8%

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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8th Sin Black Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.