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:
#35,508
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
81
pDev:
9.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
22
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 81 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of jfreeze
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Almost opaque black color with a copper hue and no visible activity. Creamy light brown 3 finger head lasting around 6 minutes with some average legs.

Aromas and flavors of toffee, cocoa, chocolate, nuts, fruits, herbal spices. Good balanced taste of sweet caramel and hints of dark fruits and chocolate, with a slightly bitter roasted earthy coffee feel.

Creamy light body with delicate carbonation. Well intensified finish ending with slightly bitter and spicy, dry and smoky, earthy and coffee mouthcoating.

Overall : Well flavored but a little thin and missing a bit of freshness. A good accessible "light stout" craft that feels like an Irish red ale.

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Photo of FRANKIE65
3.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A decent black lager. Not as rich or full flavored as my favorites in this style.
Probably won't purchase again, as, better examples of this style can be had for the same price.

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Photo of Electros
3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beersareonme
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of KrisDLSmith
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Logan12321
4.09/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark, not able to see through this one, aromas are thick and rich. Some scents of coffee and dark chocolate are there. Has a very coffee like taste to it, hints of chocolate linger afterwards. Not a strong bite at the end, leaves a warm rich taste in the mouth after the drink. Unable to see carbonation, but feeling tells me it's not very.

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Photo of Jaisell
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of DrJay
3.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DamoTO700
4/5  rDev +11.4%

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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Photo of johncanada
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of RyanPollock
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Great dark lager. Strong coffee taste with a nice mix of chocolate and caramel sweetness. A nice beer to have after dinner, not too heavy and just the right balance between bitter and sweet.

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Photo of cam477
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of hotsudge
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of mick303
3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

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Photo of GoHabsGo
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of DarrenBrule
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Rutager
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Brody1714
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of esto
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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