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

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 83   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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..........."


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
Pours a hazy manuka honey colour with a sticky white head that leaves behind good lacing. The aroma is malty, biscuity, bit of caramel with strong hop overtones of orange juice, grapefruit, and herbs. The flavour is pretty much a reflection of the aroma, really big on the orange juice, slight toasty malt note trails into the finish. Very enjoyable. Solid beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4159) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
pours clear golden with a small white cap, some retention and lacing. strong pine and honey notes, fruity - spoil-ish kind of way, some caramel, brown sugar and maple sweetness, almost candi, pepper, bit of bubblegum and soap. average to moderate carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky, almost sweet and slightly harsh grassy-piney finish. almost barleywine here. ok..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shaynsawchuk (435) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2013
650 mL bottle. Pours dark orangey copper with a nice off white head that leaves beautiful soapy lacing. Orange and grapefruit with a bit of caramel malt sweetness, sappy pine/herb notes. Medium bodied and on the dry end of the style. A nice coating mouth feel backed by balanced hop bitterness. A well made IIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (1716) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle 22oz. Pours amber with very low off-white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, malt, fruits. Taste is of citrus, pine, grapefruit peel, malt, strong bitterness, sweet. Palate: medium-full bodied. Balance not too shabby. Overall: Good. A tad heavy but nothing out of control.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2664) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle (22 oz). From TheJester, thanks! Clear golden/copper with a medium off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is of pine, caramel, malt, light citrus, light boozy notes and slight soap. Taste is moderately sweet with pine, citrus, caramel, malt, boozy notes, soap and moderate bitterness. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily and dry mouthfeel. Good DIPA. A tad too sweet and boozy, but still decent balance and good drinkability. Well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frothmeister (547) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
650ml bottle. Pours a clear amber with a yellow tinged creme coloured head. The nose is FRUITY. Peach, tropical fruit, dried strawberry, with some caramel notes, and faint oregano. The taste has some nice fruity notes up front (peach / apricot) followed by some serious resinous backbone, light earthy notes, golden syrup, light spice, and solid bitterness all the way to the end. This is one damn good Ontario IPA!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1212) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
Orange ambré, liquide à faible carbonation, mi-épaisse, les houblons sont puissants mais pas trop. Ananas, mangues, abricots. Petite amertume âcre sous des effluves houblonnées, les malts sont aussi assez présents. Le tout est assez réussi, bien qu'elle n'ait rien d'extraordinaire. Une bonne double IPA pas trop sucrée ni trop costaude.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (6045) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
650mL bottle, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours a hazy gold / copper with a small white head. Nose brings out lots of earthy hops, some pine, and a crackery malt backing - very earthy smelling. Flavour is dominated by wonderfully dry earthy hops, with subtler notes of grass, a some pine cones, and thin malt backbone that provides support without contributing much to the flavour profile. Super dry and earthy, with a highly drinkable character. Leaves a low-to-moderate astringency. A kickass IIPA from Ontario - who’da thunk it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2215) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
Single from the LCBO with a painted label on bottle, written 10 Bitter Years (with numbers). Pours a clean amber colour with a creamy-frothy warm cap that stays very, very long and gives out thick, full foamy lace. Aromas of roasted malt, grass, pine and citrus hops. The mouthfeel is really smooth. Hard to feel the alcohol. No burning at all, just basically wet with a little dryness in the finish. Fruity malts with lots of citrus notes. This Impy IPA goes down very easily. Nothing too crazy, but quite smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
On tap at Wvrst. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasty malt, coffee, chocolate, hops. Taste is quite sweet up front, with toasted malty notes, finishing up with a balancing hop bitterness. Medium-heavy body makes this taste more like a hoppy strong stout than a black IPA to me. Really nice.


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