8th Sin Black Lager | Hop City Brewing Co.

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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:
#36,571
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
89
pDev:
9.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4
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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark, ruby body with a very slight head with some retention. The scent is deeply malty, with notes of caramel and molasses coming through though it's a bit weak. The taste is fairly good, with chocolate and smokiness giving way to some very light bitterness. The carbonation is very active on this one, perhaps more so than is necessary, but the rest is good. Overall it's alright though I honestly think Guinness is a better, more comparable option given its ease of access and better feel.

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Photo of Molson2000
3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JahTurbo
2.62/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RedAleMan
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Glorithm
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
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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Photo of scott451
3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. A clear reddish dark brown, almost black, with a thin fine tan head which soon diminished to a ring. Moderate lacing which soonfaded.

Coffee with some burnt toast in the nose. Breakfast beer?

The first taste impression is again of burnt toast. Slight coffee notes. A very slight hop finish.

A fairly light body. Moderate to light carbonation. Very smooth. Quite light for such a dark beer.

This is the best beer from this brewery and true to the style. It’s not always easy to find so well worth a try if you spot it.

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Photo of mjacquard
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jfreeze
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CurtisD
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
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 -5.5%
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 -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beersareonme
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of KrisDLSmith
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Logan12321
4.09/5  rDev +13%
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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of DrJay
3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DamoTO700
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of DaveBar
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
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 +10.5%

Photo of RyanPollock
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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 -3.3%

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

8th Sin Black Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 89 ratings