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Black Oak Nut Brown Ale

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Brewed by Black Oak Brewing
Style: Brown Ale
Etobicoke, Canada

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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a darker offering from Black Oak. Rich smooth taste, slightly roasty and chocolaty. It’s a bit less hopped, but still has a fantastic balance with the malt.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tranquillity (1793) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2016
Canned. Dark brown body, small light brown head. The aroma is nutty and the flavor is buttery and sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (407) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2016 Really a nice brewing accomplishment. Mild chocolate, coffee and a forest floor mustiness on the nose. A brown opaque body with a light white head. This is a really tasty, balance and smooth brown ale. The taste profile features slightly roasted malt, nuts, a slight creaminess, a touch of lush dark fruit, some woodiness and a hint of vanilla. Really light on the hops, but it really works well. Fresh tastes perfectly blended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Raistlin (282) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2015
Clear, brown color and a small, brownish head. Aroma of malts, wood, nuts, bread, flour, and a delicate hint of fruits. Taste is also malty, warming, nutty. Medium body, creamy texture, and soft carbonation. Finish comes with a slight hoppy touch which gives it a bit less sticky character.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
a_sully (438) - - OCT 21, 2015
Minimalist white head, brown body with a golden hue to the body when the light hits it. Aroma of nuts and honey. Taste of nuts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (1558) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 11, 2015
Tap at the Rex in Toronto. Mahogany brownish with a small off-white head. Both aroma and flavour pleasantly nutty (toasted nuts), sweetish, with quite some leafy, herbal finishing bitterness. Pretty crisp in the mouth, body around medium. Subtle notes of fresh ground coffee. Enjoyable impression.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoNrRiI (1186) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2015
0.473 can. Clear, brown color and a small, brownish head. Aroma of malts, wood, nuts, bread, flour, and a delicate hint of fruits. Taste is also malty, warming, nutty, bready. Medium body, creamy texture, and soft carbonation. Finish comes with a slight hoppy touch which gives it a bit less sticky character. Overall quite a nice beer, not the crown jewel but good enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1461) - CANADA - SEP 13, 2015
Appearance: clear amber-brown with one finger of rocky light tan head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Aroma: nutty, mild chocolate and coffee, caramel, grassy, pine. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter, light tart. (7/10) Palate: medium body, lively carbonation, off-dry medium duration slightly tart finish. (4/5) Not bad at all for a nut brown. Not a style I tend to prefer, but this one is nicely balanced, with a little bit of grassy and piney hops, and even a little tartness. Slightly more complex than your typical nut brown. (15/20)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Randy4Beer (506) - - FEB 2, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2015 A filtered, cherrywood brown body is capped by a moderate slightly off-white head. Aromas of nuts, lightly roasted malts, mild chocolate. Medium palate. Tastes of light nuttiness, creamy milk chocolate, and a hoppy, ever-so-slightly bitter finish. Don’t see myself ever reaching out to grab one of these again, but as a one-shot experience, it was a fairly enjoyable brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
samzim (385) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2014
Scent of coffee and chocolate. Opaque mahogany colour. Bitter front with dark chocolate and coffee finish. Medium body and lively carbonation. Quite tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsandBolts (258) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
650 ml bottle from the LCBO. Appearance: Pours an opaque dark brown with a thin white head. Aroma: Brown sugar, caramel, malt, hints of pine resin, walnuts. Flavours: Coco, milk chocolate, toasted malt, brown sugar, bit of a bitter hop like finish. Mouthfeel: Thin with moderate carbonation. Overall: A nice very sweet brown ale. I love sweet beers so I had no problem with this one but it may be a bit a sweet for others. All of the components came together nicely.


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