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

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Spring   ABV: -
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
csbosox (1223) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Sweet lactose, light cherry, roast, maybe a touch of ash. Dark brown color. Taste is roasty, with some light cherry at first and then at the end. Not a lot going on, but nice enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2010
On tap at Chancey Smithís in London, Ontario, served in a shaker glass. Pours dark black with a tall, dense, frothy tan head. The head fades very slowly and leaves lots of dense lace. The nose has aromas of dark bitter chocolate, dark malt, slight coffee and a hint of cherry. The flavour is moderately sweet throughout with notes of chocolate and lots of sour cherry. It is full in body with a creamy smooth texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a very nice sweet stout with a nice cherry accent and chocolate background. 2010-10-22

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2008
An incredibly solid and delicious stout. The cherry elements only really shine through on the nose (especially once the glass is empty for some odd reason), and in the aftertaste (more like the after, after taste). The mouth-feel is awesome, in fact only slightly lighter in body than the John By Imperial Stout IMHO. And ever so drinkable! This stuff just goes down way too easy. Itís basically liquid chocolate with a kick to it.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JAN 29, 2008
12 oz bottle via Homebrew Myst Swap (thanks Rudolf!). A nice black pour with a huge tan head. Nose is chocolate, roasted grains, caramel. Taste starts and ends sweet, with some caramel, cocoa, oats, vanilla, and a little coffee and soy. The cherries are there but a fairly subtle, perhaps a bit too subtle.Hops are not real noticeable. Carbonation is moderately high, body is light.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1075) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2012
Bottle from Brewery. Nice roasty chocolate aroma. Roasty chocolate taste with sour cherries. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2007
Thanks to HogTownHarry for the bottle. Pours near black with a large head. Good retention. Good lacing. Aroma was mostly chocolate with a bit of coffee. Tastes sweet and rich; chocolate and lactose. A bit of cherry, but I was really surprised at how subtle it is. If I werenít searching for cherries, Iím not sure I would have found them. Mostly sweet with some sour (cherry) taste in there. Itís a fine sweet stout, though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2008
Pours a pitch black with an incredible and uncontrollable head. Aroma is chocolate-fudge cookies, but a bit understated. Tastes like chocolate cookie as well, very milky and creamy with a light cocoa rather than roasted character. No hops for miles. Light sourish aftertaste, the cherries are more apparent as it warms, and then it tastes like black forest cake! Light on the carb, but good and thick like a chocolate milkshake. My opinion of this beer improved as I sipped and as it warmed. A thoughtful inclusion by Jerc in our latest trade.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (968) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2008
550ml draught
5.5% abv
I tried this beer on May 16, 2008 at "Cíest What Restaurant" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a dark brownish black with a creamy tan coloured head. The aroma was roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, and some sugary chocolate. The mouthfeel is creamy, medium-bodied with low carbonation. The flavour is sweet, nutty, and chocolatey with some licorice hints.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2009
341 ml bottle. Pours black in colour, generous cappuccino coloured head. Roasted malt aroma, with nice roasty malty aroma. Is soft and smooth on the palate. Chocolate and cherry is very mild. Very enjoyable, drinkable stout.

2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
gilvanblight (775) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2008
On tap at BeerBistro. Near black pour with a large rose head. Smokey scent like dark chocolat. Too Dary and too smokey, not all at sweet. My wife loved it, I really wasn’t impressed. I’m not a big fan of fruit beers though.


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