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Brewed by Black Oak Brewing
Style: Sweet Stout
Etobicoke, Canada

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torontoblue (85) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2012
2 year old bottle from my cellar. Pours a deep black with a frothy mocha head which settles down to a fine lace. Aromas of cocoa nibs, cocoa powder, milk chocolate & sour cherries. Cocoa, bittersweet chocolate on the palate with a great sour cherry flavour. Nice roasted bitterness on the finish. I truly wish this was made all year round!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2011
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, black brown color with tan foam, the cherries and chocolate come through pretty well in this , cherry pits on finish

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours an opaque black body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, cherry, and light ash. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, some dark fruit, caramel, and cherry.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2011 On Tap at BarVolo. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma of dark malt, syrup and coffee, not too much cherry. flavour is syrup and dark chocolate with muted cherry flavour. somewhat tart. watery mouth-feel. Felt that the cherry flavour was interesting but not all that well integrated. Meanwhile body was pretty light and watery.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2011
on tap. black colour. huge chocolate and roasty aroma. very thin flavour and mouthfeel. i didnt get any cherries. overall not bad, just a little to thin for my liking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2323) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2011
Tap at volo, pours a nice black. the taste is very nice, double doesnt really fit the body is fairly thin, the taste has no cherries that I notice. the beer is decent overall

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2311) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2011
Pours a inky black with a big almond head that quickly disappears. Aroma of rich roasty malts, sweet chocolate and a hint of cherry. This is what I like about this beer. The cherry isnít overpowering, in fact you have to look for it. Itís a great sweet stout with roasted malts and dark chocolate bitterness. Then there is a slight sweetness of the cherry that comes in and balances the beer nicely. Iím not a big stout fan but I could drink the hell out of this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2011
Draft. Pours a dark bruin body with a tan head. Dry and roast y body upfront then relaxes with chocolate sweetness, light minerals and a hint of sweet fudge. Cherries are pretty subdued with just a hint of fruit sweetenss and a light drying body. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
Cask at Cíest What. Deep black pour topped by a tight creamy head. The aroma is lovely. Rich cocoa, dark chocolate and light roast. Similar palate with just a touch of tartness that I can only assume is from the cherry. Not a whole lot of fruitiness or real cherry flavour. Itís nice, but I donít think Iíd peg it as a fruit- flavoured beer.


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