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Black Oak Nutcracker

Brewed by Black Oak Brewing
Style: Porter
Etobicoke, Canada


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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Porter spiced with cinnamon. As of 2007, unfiltered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5071) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
650ml bottle pours black in color with a small light brown head that leaves only a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted grains, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is a roasted grain and coffee bitterness with a chocolate malty sweetness. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, this is quite a nice porter, with a nice balance of roasted notes and chocolate. Recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thorongil2 (1968) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2015
(bottle) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of spice, roast; creamy palate; balanced, simple flavour with a long light bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tranquillity (1583) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2015
Almost black, with medium brown head. Bottled. The aroma has roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. The taste is strong we with bitterness and coffee flavors. There is also some fruits and nuts present, with a bit of sourness. The finish is sweet rather than bitter, which i like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1932) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
Tap at C’est What. Pours cola no head and no lacing. Nose is roasted grain and dark fruit. Flavours of dark fruit, roasted nuts, cola. Taste is medium/light sweet, light bitter. Medium cramy body with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (866) - Århus, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2015
0.65 bottle. Clear, very dark brown color and a medium, pillowy, beige head. Aroma of wood strikes first, then some licorice, dark fruits, smoke, and a touch of cardamon. Taste is strong: roast, herbs, dark malts, some spices, and hints of dark chocolate. Full body, creamy texture, and soft carbonation. A herbal, medicine-like taste and anise are the most vivid in the beer’s finish. Overall, quite a nice brew, though given the style nothing overly pleasing - it certainly looks the part though..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (2379) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
Deep mahogany with a thin beige head. Rich chocolate pudding aroma. The taste starts with light spice. Smokey roast flavours with chocolate notes lingering in the finish. Quite a light body. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWS9 (582) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle. Kind of lifeless deep brown pour. Malty cinnamon aroma, a bit sharp. Found it quite carbonated, almost soda-like, with some sweet cinnamon and spice notes, mild malt backing. Actually fairly drinkable, but it wasn’t a deep, satisfying after-meal, watch with the game on, type beer I was expecting (and hoping for). Perhaps a decent beer, but disappointing for the style? Eh, give it a shot.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
OntBeerDrinker (512) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
5.8% smells like christmas cake chocolate and figg pudding and thats how it taste heavy bodied but the mild carbination makes it seem empty or something.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
Nearly black pour with a finger of tan head. Roasted coffee and cinnamon on the nose. More cinnamon on the palate with some chocolate and coffee notes. There’s also a bit of earthiness. Medium bodied with a lengthy bitter and spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Helsdon (319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
What in the world this was doing on shelf in June, being a seasonal beer and all, I have no idea. So I bought it. Also worth a note I wish Gretzky made a beer, like he "makes" a wine, cause this is beer number 99 for me. This beer pours a black, inkiness as dark as my outlook was on election night. With a barely a finger of dense tan head, or 100 fingers by Hudak’s math. Nose of smoky, medicinal black cardamom, molasses, and toasted malts. Nice smooth flavour on the first try, like those first few months of any politician’s rule, before the lies and broken promises become unbearable. Toasted malts, more of that black cardamom flavour, and mild molasses sweetness. Overall very drinkable.

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