robinvboyer (3532) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap At C’est What? A deep black pour, nice aroma of roasted malt, and dark chocolate, with a very subtle, but still there, sweet cherry. Flavor is more of a stout, but a well made one. The cherry is there in the aroma, but i can’t really detect it much more anywhere else. All in all though, a nice drinking stout.
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks Jason. The beer pours to a thin looking blackish brown body with no head. The aroma is dark chocolate and light cherries. The flavor is cocoa powder and cheap malt. Generic tartness. Flat powdery dry palate.
GRM (3305) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample, at the Mondial de la bière, savoured on June 3 2010; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: roasted malt, chocolate malt, cocoa, vanilla, coffee, light cherry; mouth: roasted malt, chocolate malt, cocoa, vanilla, coffee, cherry, finale in chocolate with presence of cherry, not much carbonation, light acridness, medium body, lightly oily texture; overall: nice surprise
Échantillon, lors du Mondial de la bière, savourée le 3 juin 2010; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : malt torréfié, malt chocolat, cacao, vanille, café, léger cerise; bouche : malt torréfié, malt chocolat, cacao, vanille, café, léger cerise, finale en chocolat avec présence de cerise, peu carbonatée, légère âcreté, corps moyen, texture légèrement huileuse; en résumé : belle surprise
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to decatursteveo for another one!
Thin off-white head over a dark black body.Chocolate malt aroma / cocoa powder.
The chocolate is well done, the cherry comes in a s sourness in the finish.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma has chocolate, malt, some coffee and a hint of molasses. Darkest brown, red at the edges, and a small toffee head. Flavour has cherry, subdued roast coffee. Light bodied, with some mild bitter notes. Pretty good. I think I’d like to try this without the cherry.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Winking Judge Spring Fest 05. Dark brown pour. Nice sweet chocolate notes and just a faint touch of cherry in aroma - very cake like and nice. Mouthfeel was on the lighter side for a stout but certainly adequate. Taste was a well balanced mix of roaster chocolate flavours and a bit of cherry. I thought this made for a very nice combo - well done Black Oak. It got me thinking that we have very few Ontario stouts, so kudos for trying one.
GregClow (2976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at C’est What’s Spring 2005 Festival of Small Breweries. Colour is dark ruby-brown. Aroma is chocolate & roast malt, slightly medicinal, oddly a little salty. Body is thinner than I generally like from my stouts. Flavour has a nice roastiness, some tartness from the cherry, and a well bittered finish. Some others at my table were turned off by the cherry, and grumblings of "cough syrup" were heard, but I didn’t mind it. I just wanted a bit more body to heft things up a bit.
Damico (2896) - 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.
Spab (2802) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
341 ml bottle from brewery. Pours a very dark brown with a slight orange tinge and modest-sized mocha coloured head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and a hint of cherry. Taste is dark roasted malt with coffee and dark chocolate notes accompanied by a subtle sweet cherry flavour. Lingering coffee/chocolate bitterness in finish. Nice.
garthicus (2798) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Deep black, slight pancake mix coloured head. Aroma - Cinnamon - cherry pop tart mmm. Flavour - Burnt toast, cinnamon, malt, cherry. Lovely, really nice.