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Brewed by Black Oak Brewing
Style: Porter
Etobicoke, Canada

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RATINGS: 148   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (33333) - 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]

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20004) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (18966) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2002
Dark brown. Medium to full bodied, nutty, dry, big roasty flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13188) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (11819) - 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).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11760) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Christian (10781) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2009
Black with a lasting tan head. Sweet caramel and toffee aroma. Dry and malty flavour with a spicy touch.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8542) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2008
Bottle... GIABMISGFAB... Sits black with a small, khaki head. The aroma is a swirl of chocolate and toffee with a touch of vanilla and a rumor of cola. Medium-bodied and watery with medium carbonation. Well balanced, though it does lean just a hair on the bitter side. A tad oxidized (cardboard). Thin, lightly bitter finish. Kudos to TheCheeseMan for sharing his bottle!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8530) - 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).

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JoeMcPhee (8214) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2005
Dark brown beer, ruby tint, sticky tan-coloured head. Nice lace. Aroma is quite flowery and herbal with a touch of spice. A waxy flavour in here though that ruins it. Dirty, dusty flavour. Oxidized and cardboardy. I had this the same day as the Denison’s Dunkel which had some similar badness going on as well, which makes me think that there may have been something going on with the taps. Will re-rate when I get a chance.


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