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Brewed by Black Oak Brewing
Style: Porter
Etobicoke, Canada

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Porter spiced with cinnamon. As of 2007, unfiltered.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4515) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2011
drank at mondial 2011 in mtl. pours dark brown with a decent beige head. very nice roasted malts, some smoke, light acidity, no cinnamon here. light to medium body, fizzy carbonation - a tad too much.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (2034) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2011
341ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some spices (couldn’t single out cinnamon though), bit of chocolate and coffee, and some hops. Nice taste - not overly sweet, well balanced, dry with a decent finish. A very smooth and full-bodied porter - wish they distributed this outside of the local area.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
wavers1 (908) - Notown, California, USA - APR 15, 2011
nice porter, courtesy of jb84. drinks very easy and smooth, dry but not too much, sweet but not too much. the cinnimon comes through a bit more in the aftertaste, nice stuff. well balanced, and while not mind blowing, is very solid and well rounded, no flaws really.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2011
Draft. Pours a dark bruin body with an off white head. Chewy dry and roasted malt tones. Some sweeter caramel with a bitter spiciness and some lighter hints of spice clove and cinnamon like. Bitter and drying. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
manuchampions (1237) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2011
Old rate. Bottle from the brewery. Aroma is potent with chocolate, nuts and some Christmas spice in the nose. Taste is very syrupy, heavy and flavourful, with a long bitter finish. Some smoke and woodiness there as well. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2010
On cask for Cask Days at Volo in Toronto. Served in an English pint glass. Pours red-black with a small, frothy tan head. The head mostly remains but does not lace. The nose has prominent fruity and spicy notes reminiscent of Christmas cake, along with molasses and roasted malts. Hops are apparent, but not prominent. The flavour is spicy throughout and begins moderately sweet, but this is replaced by a moderate bitterness towards the end. The finish is average in length, spicy and bitter. It is medium-full in body with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice Winter beer with a pleasant spicy quality. It tastes like liquid Christmas cake; pleasant, but the spice is a bit much for more than one. 2010-10-29

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2010
341ml bottle
Appearance : Deep black, medium head, lots of lacing.
Aroma : Roasted malt, some cooked veggies, other weird stuff. Notes of orange or something.
Taste : Roasted malt, veggies, butterscotch.
Overall : Very faint carbonation. Too much butterscotch. Not bad at first but hafl way thru I had enough and I drained pour the rest.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Bottle at Mondial 2010. Pours a nice deep brown with lingering head. Aroma is nutty chocolate, toast, light burnt hints with lots of herbs and licorice and lots of jaegermeister- with lacking cinnamon. Flavor is mint chocolate, jaeger, licorice, chocolate and light burnt toast, moderate chocolate and caramel sweetness, more herbs with a minty oily finish and again low to no cinnamon. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5780) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle. The beer pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma is heavy on the coffee and roasted malt. The flavor is a mix of coffee and roasted malt with some chocolate thrown in. A pretty basic porter flavor profile. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2010
(341ml bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, rye, cocoa, and cinnamon. Flavor of grass, cinnamon, roasted malt, chocolate, light coffee, and caramel.


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