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Brewed by Black Oak Brewing
Style: Porter
Etobicoke, Canada

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Porter spiced with cinnamon. As of 2007, unfiltered.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 11, 2004
burnt deep dark chesnut with a solid lighter brown head..the aroma is mesmorizing...its insanly intoxicating with hints of vanilla, cookie dough, dr. pepper, gingerbread, cinnamon, fudge brownie mix, and restuarant mints...straight forward flavors though...midly spicey..a tad custardy like chocolate pudding...slightly bitter in the very end...needs more though i think...flavors remain too subtle..though there are spicy complexities if you really concentrate hard enough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2423) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2004
Deep amber in colour. Aroma was spicy, some gingerbread, and chocolate malt. Flavour was malty, some chocolate, slight roast, cinnamon and some coffee. Finishes with a medium bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2004
Deep brown/ruby colour with a frothy and and rocky but slightly fizzy tan head. Chocolate and cinnamon aroma with hints of coffee. Coffee and roastiness in the flavour, and a quick, light hit of cinnamon followed by a lingering roasted bitter finish. Full and smooth mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 28, 2003
Thanks to mr_kimchee for this one. Dark brown, nearly black and looking like a stout, this porter has a strong coffee/chicory profile in the flavor. Very roasty, it's an enjoyable brew on a winter's day.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6200) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Deep brown hue with nice reddish highlights. A creamy tan head provides very good lace. The aroma hints of burnt dark malts, milk chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, and earthy yeast esters. The taste is indeed spicy and sweet malt which a solid undertone of fruit, coffee and smoke. The spice lingers on the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is creamy and lush, good body for a porter. A well made holiday porter and very enjoyable. Thanks Jeremy for getting me a bottle from the Toronto gathering. Thanks jercraigs for the initial effort.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strange Brew (157) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2003
Very dark brown with a small, tan head. Aromas of spice and malt. Initial malty bitterness and strong roast/coffee flavour with a hint of cinnamon. Very enjoyable porter gets me in the holiday spirit!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gunny (41) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2004 Dark brown with a fine malted milk head. Strong, dark roasted malt on the nose with lactic undertones. Some roasted malt bitterness giving way to malt sweetness and cinnamon.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2003
Very dark brown opaque body with a small tan head. Aroma is cocoa and roasted malts. Bitter coffee flavors, a touch of chocolate, and spicy cinnamon flavor in the background. Thanks jercraigs.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4651) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2003
(Draught) Opaque with brown head. Coffee, cocoa and lactic nose. Full on coffee taste. Chalky-cocoa finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2003
Roasty malt and coffee with a touch of the cinnamon. Flavor was malty, lots of coffee, kind of bitter. Medium body. Pretty good, thanks Jercraigs.


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