8th Sin Black Lager - Hop City Brewing Co.
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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.
02-01-2014 02:46:16 | More by spinrsx
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.
01-31-2014 12:22:10 | More by DenisKolkin
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.
01-21-2014 12:05:06 | More by TerryW
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.
08-30-2013 14:17:48 | More by tbeckett
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.
01-31-2013 18:25:51 | More by TheSevenDuffs
8th Sin Black Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.