Ferris (1309) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Vintage 2008 - Cocoa powder. Muddy brown with with a thin brown head. Roasted malts with a bit of sourness and cocoa. Light body and a surprisingly sessionable. Great beer at this age.
Mora2000 (5162) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of very bitter chocolate with some roasted malt and a bit of cherry. The flavor is bitter cocoa, chocolate and roasted malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
thebhoy (61) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Milos’. I was quite disappointed by this beer. The obvious comparison for me was to the Muskoka Winter Beard Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout. Obviously different fruits involved, and this was always going to be sweeter compared to the cranberry tart and bitterness, still, what made the Muskoka really great is what Black Oak was missing. The body felt way too thin and the taste reflected that. There was definitely some interesting stuff happening there, but it all sort of fizzed away into a bit of a watery mess. Looked great, had an okay aroma, but really lacked the punch that it seemed to promise, especially having liked their Nutcracker Porter.
AGAquino (657) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes – on tap at Bar Volo. Pours a dark brown colour with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet dark malts, coffee and some cherry. Flavour is sweet dark chocolate syrup with nuanced cherries.
Damico (2214) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours unclear dark coffee in color with a light cocoa head. The aroma is my favorite part, strong notes of cherry juice with some chocolate roastiness in the background. You get a bit of the cherry juice, roasted malts, and chocolate on the tongue too, but lighter in body as is for s single sweet stout.
madmitch76 (12241) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
1st April 2010
Opaque black beer. Nose of chocolate and wood. Light palate. Dark malt. Wood comes through loud and clear. Light unsweet chocolate with fairly subtle but sour cherry. Finishes dry. The name sounds promising, the beer is a bit of a let down. Okay but nothing special.
kevinsenn (846) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Brewery. Nice roasty chocolate aroma. Roasty chocolate taste with sour cherries. Pretty good.
Listigovers (278) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong coffee and chocolate aroma. Nice. Pure black sith llingering tan head. Tingling bitter palate. Long lasting bitter roasted flavours with a very slight hint of fruit. Very good.
solidfunk (2611) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 smells a little like cherry, a little like coffee, though the latter is much more prevalent. Palate cimes off a little thin, not a huge body here. Pours black with big head that dies down quick. On tap at volos
herrbrown1974 (412) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Black pour, big tan head. Aroma is cocoa, coffee. The cherries don't really show up until it warms, so definitely not overpowering. Medium body. I'm not getting much of anything off this, although it does have a unique cocoa finish. Like real cocoa mom used to make in a pot, except without the sugar. Slight sour cherry on the finish. It's solid but there's something missing.
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