Brewed by Black Oak Brewing
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Etobicoke, Canada
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2009
[2506-20091002] Cask. Not much aroma, a little grainy fruit. Murky, orange brown body with a thick long-lasting creamy off-white head. Light fruity oak wood flavour with citrus rind finish and a long sweet aftertaste. Medium body, not particularly carbonated. Quite drinkable, the oak notes are not too overpowering but definitely carve a presence.
(21st FFOCB @ C’est What; Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DerWeg (1568) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2009
Beerbistro pint, nice full feeling lat profile, some light yeasty roughness, honey, herbal and grassy hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2009
Cask at C’est What’s ’Fall Festival of Craft Breweries’. Pours a murky copper with a small long-lasting creamy off-white head. Mild malty aroma, a touch sour, along with toffee, fruit and notes of wood and smoke. Slightly watery flavour of caramel malt, fruit, a touch wood and light hops in the finish. Average bodied. A fine beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2009
Cask. At 2009 C’est What Fall festival. Hazy reddish-amber pour, average off-white frothy head. Vague aroma of orange juice and sweet grain; a little floral, woody and dry. Taste was mildly oaky, and oddly vinous - raw red wine with a green tannin bitterness, as well as bitterness that seem floral and black tea-like. Thin, acidic mouthfeel, dry and astringent, bitter and a bit harsh in the linger - seemed a bit unmeshed, I didn’t dig it much - I hope Ken brings it to the Volo event later in October, I would like to try it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2009
On tap at The Embassy - came a clear copper/amber shade with a smallish head that lasted for awhile and left thick, beautiful lace. Aroma nice, but muted - sweet malt, a touch of smoke, and a very faint hint of hops. Gorgeous flavour, more of the same that the aroma promised, full bodied, malty, sweet, with a dry, hoppy finish. Ultra smooth. Really the perfect brew for the crisp fall season. Excellent work Adrian and Ken!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomthompson89 (1964) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2009
Really nice cask from the guys at black oak. yellow orangish some foam nose is hoppy with some intresting almost smoky hops smell, flavor is pale malt with some good hop bitterness intresting beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9997) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2014 Very decent cask format beer, enjoyed at C’est What. Slight greyish lager, with a good head, followed by lots of lace. A light smoked malt that is quite tasty, and there is a creamy mouthfeel. Surprisingly little smoke in the nose,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 5, 2009
cask at C’est What
Appearance: thickly hazed, dark amber with mid plus thick creamy, tanned top.
Nose: neat , smooth hop sided nose , leafy with cask acidic side. Well composed. 7+
Flavor/Palate : Mid bodied , with soft silky textures. Mild sweet malts with smooth fell to it. Dangerously drinkable brew. Light yet wholesome hop character that was well rounded with slight oak cask bitter ending. Good, balanced on all sides.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2009 2009-11-29. Dark orange amber body with a nice creamy beige head and lace. Flavour is pleasant, caramel, toasty malt, very slight fruity tang. Light bitterness grows as the glass goes on. Aroma of toasty malt, light fruity touch as in the flavour. Average plus palate. Significantly better than my previous sample. 7/4/7/3+/14 - 3.5On tap at Volo, Toronto

2009-10-01. Hazy dark amber brown body with a good sized beige head. 3+ Odd aroma is malty with a touch of a malty tang to it, light fruity notes. Flavour is similarly malty with fruity tangy undercurrents that distract from the malty core. Average palate. Decent, but I look forward to trying this again on tap or in a bottle, I am not sure it was best served on cask. 6/3/6/3/12 - 3.0 On cask at C’est What

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