Brewed by Black Oak Brewing
Style: Porter
Etobicoke, Canada


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RATINGS: 167   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2009
Can 341ml. @ Chriso’s pre GBBF Shindig ’09.
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, roasted, spicy, cinnamon - anis. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration and spicy. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft. [20090801]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2009
Bottled. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts some a bit toffeeish notes. Flavour is quite much the same. Really not much to add.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23483) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2002
Dark brown. Medium to full bodied, nutty, dry, big roasty flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2009
Bottle at Chris-Os Pre GBBF tasting 2009 ... black ... sweet roast nose... big sweet ... roast malt and nut ... lots of toffee..lots of roast

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2001
Dark brown; Aroma of dark chocolate, hazelnuts, rich coffee; the palate combines rich cappucino with pralines, leaf hops, a hint of cinnamon and an old woodiness that reminded me of those dilapidated wooden fences you see around farmer’s fields. The finish is long, roasty and quite dry (I think I would have preferred the finish to be a little sweeter myself). All in all, an impressive seasonal offereing, and a good replacement for the departed Taylor & Bate Porter (RIP).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Christian (12885) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2009
Black with a lasting tan head. Sweet caramel and toffee aroma. Dry and malty flavour with a spicy touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (12729) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle - Vintage 2009 - Chocolate, caramel, spices and nutty. Jet maroon and a thin brown head. Tastes just like it smells, which is a blessing. If you can find an old bottle go get one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12717) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2006
341ml bottle acquired in trade. This one initially poured all head (light brown). Settled into a dark black color. Aromas of roast, coffee, dark chocolate and very light spices. Tastes of roast, dark chocolates, light coffee and some caramel. I wasn’t really getting a large amount of cinnamon out of this as the description says (a little in the aroma and maybe some in the background tastes).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2004
2004 edition was like a dry stout. Black and very roasty flavour and aroma, would be good even after high growler fresh carbonation lessens. Drinkable with pizza. Nuts and spice and hops. Malt and bitter, evn high acidic coffee bean bitter, aftertaste. Thanks Pootzboy.

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