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.
garthicus (2889) - 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.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown in colour with ruby edges, thin but lingering beige coloured head, good lacing. The aroma had some coffee, chocolate and a very light cherry tartness. The flavour is chocolaty, malty with a light roast, mildly bitter, some black forest cake. Lightly sweet mouthfeel, medium/light body, mild carbonation. Finishes with some burnt notes and a chocolate sweetness.
This was pretty good. The chocolate was definitely more prominent then the cherries.
Draught at Volo in Toronto, Ontario.
March 22, 2008.
TheJester (2419) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Just about black with a small tan head. Caramel, chocolate, and a hint of cherries in the aroma. Flavour is chocolate, sweet & tart cherries, and a little roast. Slightly metallic finish. Thinner than it should be. Good, but I was expecting more intensity. Or something.
fordest (2377) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle shared with toncatcher. Nice dark pour with decent tan head. Some Chocolate and cherry on the aromas. Smelled like weak cordial cherries. Flavor fell way off for me though. Flavors were still there, but just didnít hit me the way the aromas did. Funny finish that didnít really seem to belong to this beer.
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
piscator34 (2284) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled sample via gregclow. Black in colour with fairly strong carbonation. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, and mild fruit. Flavors of cherry woodsmoke, caramel, and light roasted malt. Medium bodied. Iíd like a bit more body and a bit more malt, but this is a good attempt and quite drinkable.
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
341 ml bottle. pours black/dark brown. very little head that is quickly gone. some mild levels of carbonation. aromas are dark chocolate and cherries. flavours are initially bitter with soothing chocolate coming through near the end. no cherry in the flavour. a bit thin but this brew gets considerably better as it warms. a very drinkable stout.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draught. deep black body, tiny mocha head. subtle chocolate, roasted malt aroma. a little bit of cherry peers through, moreso as it warms up. starts out milk chocolatey with a small amount of cherry tartness. finish seemed to be just a little bit on the thin side. A nice surprise from Black Oak.
Kevin (2191) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle via mrmanning via hogtown harry.
solid black body with a thin brown head. strong chocolate nose. strong bitter chocolate flavor with just a touch of cherry/ finisheswith a nice dry roast flavor. this worked well after a long night at work.
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