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

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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Canmoore (255) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
Pours a very deep amber, almost like maple syrup. A nice bubbly head, and great lacing. Aroma notes include warm notes of vanilla, nuts, caramel, roasted malts, toffee, and a hint of cinnamon. The palate is very smooth and well rounded, with a big upfront blast of smoked malts, and caramels. Very smooth beer, as the palate develops notes of nuts, more smoke, pepper, and a slight bitter finish. This is a very excellent brown ale!!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jksipa (324) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle from The Beer Store. Pours a very clear dark brown with a small off white head. Nose is roasted malts and brown sugar with some nuts. Taste is quite sweet with malts and nuts dominant and a hint of molasses and honey. Mouth is medium slick with soft carbonation. Finish is quite dry but not bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (2921) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2013
Not quite as good as the robust porter, but good nonetheless. More caramel and nuttiness than I expected.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1098) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
clear brown colour with little head and no lace. muted aroma but there is some roast, malt and a hint of nuttyness. light brew having almost no flavour profile other than a hint of bitterness and some roast. wow boring brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4151) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
341ml bottle pours a deep amber color with a finger and a half of off-white head that leaves some fine lacing on the glass. Aroma is chocolate and light roasted grains with hint of citrus. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with some roasted grain bitterness with a touch of citrus. Light to medium bodied with a light carbonation as well. A typical brew for the style with nothing really special.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bdettweiler (57) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2012
pours clear brown with little head. Toasted nut and chocolate aromas with some brown sugar. medium body with very little carbonation. Tastes of nuts and smoky wood as well as sweet molasses notes. Finish is slightly drier than expected from the sweetness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
OntBeerDrinker (431) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
I had it once b4 so I chuged this bottle. 2 finger head brown/red color. smell and taste is nut,chocolate and a little sweetness. I taste that also plus a little tiny foamy puke taste because had other beer(s)b4 hand and chuged this so full and whatever cheers

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djjodskins (28) - CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
Pours a smooth dark brown, beautiful chocolate and roasted malt aroma and flavor, very nice mouthfeel, very cohesive flavors. One of the best brown ales i’ve tried.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marheb (2018) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2012
Assez ennuyant, mince en bouche, ambré croustillant avec une légère morsure du houblon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3440) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2012
On tap at Wvrst. Pours a clear mahogany brown with a thick off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt. Flavor of chalky cocoa, roasted malt, and roasted nuts. A surprisingly robust (and tasty) nut brown! 7/4/8/4/14 [3.7/5]


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