The_Osprey (5952) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at the Cad’s at CBC Clerkenwell. Thanks to Anders. Hazy orange amber, lightly sparkling, small foamy white head. Aroma is tangerine, musty caramel. Body is medium, foamy, low carbonation. Taste is light biscuity malt, citrus fruit, dry and resinous, floral, some metallics. May have been a touch of yeast in my pour of this one.
harrisoni (17159) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Toms 10 yr anniversary. Amber colour. Hoppy grapefruit some tropical fruit. I liked it. Easy drinking resiny hoppy. Excellent.
HopsandBolts (257) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle from the LCBO.
Appearance: Pours a
clear copperish brown with very little head.
Malt, cereal, caramel, hint of smoke.
Cereal, caramel, hops, tobacco, bit of mango.
Creamy with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I like this one for the malt/hop balance and the subtle nuances in flavour. Some of the other Black Oak beers I’ve tried have been hit and miss so I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one. It didn’t disappoint. This is a really nice Imperial IPA.
sseb69 (1776) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille 650 ml. 8%. Couleur ambrée, mousse beige pâle. Arôme de houblon résineux, caramel. En bouche, malt, houblons, conifères, résines, notes d’alcool, un peu d’agrumes, caramel. Finale assez sèche, amertume qui s’étend. Très bonne.
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark Amber color, big foamy head. Very deep hoppy intense nose. Malty hoppy taste. Long lasting bitterness. Complex and full bodied.
mmahut (1841) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from santa, thank you santa! Light hazy copper body poiurs in with a nice creamy medium head, long lasting, higher carbonation. Aroma has mango, an interesting coconut honey background. Heavy tropical fruits, candi sugar, butterscotch. Taste has medium earthy bitterness, caramely sweetness. Body is full, high carbonation.
MarkoR (930) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a hazy amber colour with small head. Aroma of hops, caramel. Very good.
Eructoblaster (3802) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 650ml. Hazy amber body with a thin off-white foamy head. Lovely hoppy aroma with malty, butterscotch, and mango hints. Alcohol is subtle. Its sharp, well balanced hoppy taste carries oaky, orange, herbal and malty notes. Ends with a long, moderately warming, bitter finish. Very well done.
bunget (816) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. Light clear copper body, medium beige head with decent retention and lacing. Aroma of floral hops, orange candies, spruce and caramel. Taste of caramel, pine needles, herbs, orange zest, mango. Slightly oily.
CRock (179) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Funny i had this 10th anniversary beer last year too. I guess they love living in the past. No problems here because its great beer. Dark amber/copper colour with a long lasting thick head. Great beer for the fall and holiday season.