8th Sin Black Lager | Hop City Brewing Co.

8th Sin Black Lager8th Sin Black Lager
BA SCORE
3.59/5
81 Ratings
8th Sin Black Lager8th Sin Black Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hop City Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada
hopcity.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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

Added by TheSevenDuffs on 01-31-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,516
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
81
pDev:
9.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
22
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 81 |  Reviews: 24
Reviews by lgmol:
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.28/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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2.62/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of ADicerni
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: A draught pour in pilsner glass. Appearance of frosty root beer. Head is cream coloured and lasts about 3-4 minutes. Pretty well opaque.

Smell: Roasted malt and coffee scent but lite.

Taste: Roasted dark malt and coffee. Hint of dark chocolate. Finish is fairly clean with light bitterness. Lingering dark malt taste. Nice. Slightly smokey.

Feel: Litghter mouthfeel than expected for the dark colour.

Overall: A good brew with lots of dark flavour.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for just under $3.00 for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens and pours well. Not much head though but expected in a black beer

S- Pretty good. Light malt

T- Very good. Nice blend of chocolate and coffee. Super light and subdued but very nice

M- Good and creamy

O- Very good. Like this beer. Will buy again.

Food Pairing

This nice little black beer went well with..... Chicken wings! Various sauces.

Enjoy!!

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4.48/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can: Poured a dark black color lager with a nice off-white foamy head with good retention and light lacing notes. Aroma of roasted malt with some light fruity notes is quite pleasant. Taste is a nice mix of light roasted malt with some bitter notes and some light sweet fruity notes also noticeable. Body is about average with good carbonation. Easy drinking with the right amount of complexity.

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3.29/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark brown to black with a ruby tinge, almost opaque, darker than a porter, huge cappuccino foam head of 4 fingers.

S: Mocha, chocolate, coffee notes, light smokiness, creamy, dried peas and soybeans.

T: Dark roasted chocolate, smoky and mocha notes, slight metallic finish. Light sweetness, no real bitterness.

M: Medium smooth body, medium low carbonation.

O: Really good beer, only flaw in taste is a slight metallic note. Very delicious, borderline mocha porter in taste. Well crafted brew.

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3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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3.44/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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8th Sin Black Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 81 ratings
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