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


on tap


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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Spring   ABV: -
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2753) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2688) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2478) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2348) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2263) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2005
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2154) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 26, 2007
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. 4 7 7 4 16

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2124) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2112) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 11, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2008
Bottle thanks to my festivus master: Pours black with a big tan head leaving nice lacing. Aroma, chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, roasted notes, faint cherries in the nose, though they were more apparent when first poured. Flavor, dark chocolate, roasted notes, tart cherry notes on the finish, roasty and ashy bitterness on the tail end. Not bad, but not very sweet.

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