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Black Oak Nutcracker

Brewed by Black Oak Brewing
Style: Porter
Etobicoke, Canada


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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Porter spiced with cinnamon. As of 2007, unfiltered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (2238) - 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 (574) - 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 (500) - 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 (307) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2664) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2014
Single bomber from the LCBO. Pours a real dark brown with very little highlights. The beige head is slightly creamy with decent retention and some good amount of lace. Beautiful mild aromas of coffee at first, but seems to go away quickly. Roasted malt, dark fruits and then, after breathing, the cinnamon and other spices come out. Smooth wet mouthfeel (oily a tad) with a medium-full body. Roasted malt flavours with again, mild dark fruits and the cinnamon showing in the finish. Even hints of berries and mint show up which makes this interesting. Just wish it was not as mild overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shaynsawchuk (681) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
650 mL bottle. Black with a a layer of cream head that laces. Nuts, toffee, dark fruit, breakfast blend coffee and cocoa. Slightly sweet, but well rounded out with spices and bitter roast notes. Low carbonation, moderate to full body. Thick mouth feel. Well balanced and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tessic (967) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
This porter poured a deep black colour with a quickly dissipating, tan coloured head. Scents include smoke, oak?, leather, ripe fruit and a little cocoa. First swig had a thin mouthfeel to almost watery proportion. Flavours of smoke, caramel, cigarettes and roast. Finish is quite roasty with lite coffee flavours lingering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (2758) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
Very solid porter. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts and small coffee. Taste is nicely roasted malts that remind me of a crackling fire with some subtle coffee. It’s nice because I don’t like coffee and am not turned off by this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Digital_Aura (227) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
650ml bottle. A good Christmas time brew. Pours with little head. Dark rich brown. No real aroma. Soft palate, nutty roasted taste. Subtle yet appreciable.

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