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Black Oak 10 Bitter Years

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Brewed by Black Oak Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Etobicoke, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 83   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It is a strong beer coming in at 8% and is made with RO water, malt, hops & yeast. I’ll leave it up to you to decide what style of beer it could be. IF YOU ASK US WHAT KIND OF BEER IT IS, WE’LL JUST SAY "ITS A 10th ANNIVERSARY BEER..........."


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1400) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2016
22 oz bottle; unknown date. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. Light grassy and citrusy aroma. Flavor has a mix of spicy, citrus, and grassy hoppiness, even a little tropical fruit, over some biscuity malt. It’s pretty good, really.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
QcBeer (95) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2016
Un nez malté caramelisé qui domine ici le houblon! Couleur cuivré métalique et très bien transparente! Un petit col sur la paroi du verre sans trop d’effervescence! En bouche c’est sucrément malté avec une petite dose de houblon qui vient adoucir un peu/pas trop, le tout! C’est riche, trop riche, ça bourre. On ressent une légère amertume en fin de vie!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChadPoole (136) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2016
Pours deep copper with a nice size off white head that laces the glass. Good aroma of hops, pine and citrus. Strong taste of hops with side notes toasted wheat and a citrus fruit bitterness. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2305) - - JAN 19, 2016
Draught at The Craft Brasserie. Rich citrus/tropical hop bouquet, mandarin, pineapple, biscuit, marmalade, bitter finish. Pretty smooth and enjoyable iipa, cheers to 10 years of hoppiness!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
guil0000 (349) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 14, 2016
Pours a clear copper color with a large tan head. Nose is extremely piney with a bit of dark cherry fruit and a bit of brown sugar. Faint smell. Not much to it at all. But it’s still kind of intriguing. Dry on the mouth at start then you get a fruity sweet mouthfeel and you end up with dry pretty hoppy finish. Very pleasant taste. Medium to full body. Very good

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BollockingBrown (1) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2015 does not count
Middle aged man just built a new house and put a beer tap in. Christened it with "10 bitter Years" from Black Oak. Heady stuff that bites, smooths out with a tangy twang and then mule kicks you in the arse. On my way for my 2nd 30 Litre container of communal comfort.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2015
650 ml bottle. Pours a clear deep golden-pale amber with a resilient white head. Aroma is fruity (grapefruit, lemon, lime), pineapple, green tea and spices. Flavor is fruity, sweet (caramel), green tea. Finish is grapefruit, pineapple, soft lemon, spice, green tea. Slightly herbal flavors lingering. Light to medium body, soft mouthfeel and average carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jeffsayyes (51) - - DEC 18, 2015
Brought down from Toronto at the biggest LCBO ever. High in hops, high in alcohol, pretty easy to drink - this could get dangerous/interesting. Would definitely get again.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2376) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2015
Super piney bitter bomb. Pours with a light carbonation, orangey yellow body and a thick, sticky white head that lasts forever. The nose is pine and tropical fruits with a heavy citrus zest and grapefruit aroma. Light caramel and toasty malts blend well with a pine heavy and resin laden hop. Beautiful lingering bitterness with a touch of malty sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5399) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
650ml bottle pours a clear copper color with a finger and a half of white head that settles to leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is piny with some tropical fruits and mild caramel notes. Taste is a pine, citrus and earthy hop bitterness with a tropical fruity and light caramel malty sweetness. Light to medium bodied with some decent carbonation. Overall, this is a very well crafted DIPA, nice balance of hops and malt with bold flavours. Highly recommended for all those hop lovers out there.


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