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

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RATINGS: 127   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. Iíll leave it up to you to decide what style of beer it could be. IF YOU ASK US WHAT KIND OF BEER IT IS, WEíLL JUST SAY "ITS A 10th ANNIVERSARY BEER..........."


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jksipa (408) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a hazy amber with minimal off-white head. Aroma is pine and citrus. Nice bit of caramel to balance the floral hops. Nice bitter start middle and end but not overpowering. It has a medium oily mouth with average carbonation. I had almost no expectations for this bottle but was pleasantly surprised.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (352) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
2013/06/18 - Pours a clear dark copper color with a thick, foamy, off white head that lingers and laces nicely. Aroma is grapefruit/citrus, piney hops and slight caramel. Taste is pine resin and caramel upfront with a bitter, hoppy and tart citrus aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation and an astringent finish. High alcohol goes undetected in this well executed DIPA, however a slightly higher malt profile would have balanced the beer a little better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yarry (527) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
650 ml bottle, 8% a/v Pours a rich coppery/gold color with a nice tan head. Aromas of grapefruit, grass and resin hops, some caramel malt as well. Taste is also rather hoppy, particularly the aftertaste but not at all unbalanced. You cannot taste that this is an 8% beer at all as it is mellow and balanced to perfection! The palate is rich and smooth, with just enough carbonation. Very good job black oak. Heres to another 10 bitter years!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hangunder (260) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
Citrus, pine, biscuity and toasty malts in the aroma. The malt plays a big role in giving this one itís aroma, smells delicious. Dark copper color, semi-long lasting fizzy head. Earthy, piney hops come through upfront, with a hint of juicyness and a herbal/sweet finish. A bit of bitterness lingers on the tongue, but is definately not overpowering. Medium bodied and medium carbonation. This one is delicious & very unique. Would buy many times again.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4100) - SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2013
Draft @ BarVolo. Pours clear deep amber with a great foamy lacing head. Aroma is clean hoppy fruity piny citric. Flavor is hoppy hoppy citric grapefruit resiny dry piny, just as I like my DIPA. Spot on.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Freaky_tiki (615) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
My my what do we have here? Pours caramel with a fluffy soda fountain cap that holds tight. Taste is layered: I get brisk hops, Caribbean rum & toffee on the tongue. Iíve got more questions than answers with this beer (which is exactly how I like it).

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gilvanblight (796) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
Slightly hazy orange golden pour. Clingy head. Grassy sweet hoppy scent. Yep tastes like a good IPA. has that really overpowering hops taste. This one doesnít leave you feeling dry at the end though. Not bad for a beer in a style I donít really like.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
341 mL bottle served in a stem glass at a tasting at Danís. Pours clear golden with a small, off-white head that fades to a thin cover and leaves a minimal amount of lace. On the nose, there are notes of resinous hops and spice, along with biscuity malts and a touch of earth. The flavour is medium dry with biscuity malts and fairly intense bitter hops. The finish is long and intensely bitter. On the palate, it is medium in body with a dryish texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a decent double IPA, but it felt like it was missing something. The hops are a little too dominant and too resinous; it might improve with just a little more assertiveness from the malts. 2012-08-11

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AGAquino (661) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
From notes. On cask. Pours slightly cloudy orange with a nice foamy off-white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, pine and floral bitters; some alcohol as well. Flavour is very bitter; noticeable citrus, tangerines and resin, with a sweet malt backbone. Nice cask mouthfeel, slightly astringent, strong alcohol, but quite balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crockett (1010) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2012
Amber Gold with a Little fluffy white head. Nose of pine, citrus, and peach. Opens up sweet and with resiny hops. Tea, toasted bready malts, good balance. Finish is clean. Very solid IIPA.


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