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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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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2008
bottle shared by thecheeseman: pours a good black colour with a small tan head. aroma is a cocoa powder not much else no cherry. flavour is pretty much cocoa powder and not much else going on for me. the cherry is defently missing the cheery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2006
A strange combo of flavours indeed. The chocolate and malts were not as noticeable as the sour cherry juice leaching underneath the concoction. Nothing like Black Forest cake, more like artificial chocolate mousse mixed with a coulis. Not unpleasant, but doesn’t quite work -- didn’t help that this tapped beer had no body whatsoever. Worth a rerate someday.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2005
Tasted in Toronto on draft at C’est What. Tasted in english pint. Appearance is a deep reddish hue with thin white head. Aroma is slightly acrid, a little pungent and difficult to pick up on chocolate or cherry elements. Flavour was initially muted. I think the beer was too cold. Letting it sit for a short while allowed more of the falvourful elements to become defined. Slightly sweet coco flavour (instant hot chocolate) with a barely detectable cherry sourness. Subtle. Would have been better bigger and bolder.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AGAquino (659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
From notes – on tap at Bar Volo. Pours a dark brown colour with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet dark malts, coffee and some cherry. Flavour is sweet dark chocolate syrup with nuanced cherries.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2011
Aroma of chocolate, faint cherry smell, very light roastiness, and also sour. Appearance black with a thin tan head. Taste of chocolate, slightly sour, mild cherry taste, bitter and quite sweet. Light thin with mild carbonation .Overall an interesting beer that is ok to try.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2005
On Tap! A new beer! Whee. I like the black oak. They do a great job. subtle in roast and malt with that oh so trademark oakness . A bit of cherry and a nice bitter finish. A great brew from the Oak.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2007 Cask at the Victory Cafe - came very dark, with some faint ruby highlights at the edges, and a smallish tan head. Very faint aromas of roasted malt and some hops, but pleasing all the while. The mouthfeel is a bit more watery than I would have liked....especially for a stout. Not much at the front of the palate, but a big rush of flavour at the end, with roasty malt, some hops and a touch of sweet and sour cherry, especially as the glass warmed, all followed by a lingering roasty finish. Overall, too thin bodied and too subtle, especially on the chocolate/cherry notes, which, if you are going to call a beer "Double Chocolate Cherry Stout", should be fairly evident. Update - had on tap at the Magpie last night and it was a revelation - much more cherry sweetness/sourness in the finish and a fuller, more robust character overall. This is not the same beer I had earlier on cask, and benefits greatly from the added carbonation and slightly cooler serving temperature of the keg. Excellent, and highly recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2009
Draught: Pours jet black, nice browner-than-average foamy head on top. Aroma is quite roasty, dark chocolate and just a hint of those promised cherries. Great sweet malty chocolate flavour, mild cherries, perhaps a little cinnamon? Very well done, I’d been looking forward to this for a while and loved the opportunity to finally try it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
terrybail (570) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
On tap at Milos Craft Beer emporium London Ontario Looks watery for a stout The aroma has slight cherry and chocolate in it A little subdued for me but still pretty good

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2008
Been wanting to try this one for a while now, and thanks to mcbackus, I finally get to! Pours black with a red hue. Aroma has a slight chocolate scent, with sour cherry more apparent. Disappointingly watery on the palate, but has a good sour cherry flavor, with a little chocolate mixed in, and a creamy texture that I really enjoyed. A little too thin and weak for a beer that I was hoping would be strong and full of flavor, but still a treat to try. Tastes pretty close to Bells cherry stout, and that isn’t all that bad!


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