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


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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

djjodskins' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djjodskins (28) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoNrRiI (826) - Århus, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (915) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Randy4Beer (383) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
samzim (348) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsandBolts (211) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (8487) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle - Hazelnut and caramel with some toasted notes. Clear dark brown with a light beige head. Toasted malts and hazelnut, finishes with a nice sweetness. Not an exciting style but a good example.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fullers (268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2014
On tap at The Round, Kensington Market Toronto. Pours reddish brown with thick off-white head. Slightly roasted malty aroma. Nice smooth palate. Taste somewhat sweet with bitter finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (899) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
On cask. Dark mahogney colored pour with small off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel and nuts. Taste of roasted malts, toffee, slight chocolate, slightly nutty and very faint hop finish. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, lower carbonation, nicely balanced, good brown ale!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
asheft (2761) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle. Fruity vitamins and dish soap aroma with ginger. Clear mahogany under a white sheet and lace. Dish soap flavour and medium bitterness that ends with some astringency. Medium light body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ametras (863) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
650ml bottle. Clear reddish brown with a foamy off-white head. Flavors are toffee, nuts, chocolate, roasted malts and caramel with grassy and woody notes. Light to medium body, soft carbonation, thin texture.

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