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

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RATINGS: 164   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..........."


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Thanks to cfrancis for this one. Pours a hazy copper with a dense off white head with lots of lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel, toffee, grapefruit, citrus hops, pine and resin. Taste is caramel, resin, pine, grapefruit and a well balance of hops and bitterness on the flavor that’s never astringent. Great double!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1612) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle to goblet at RBAG14 Aroma of grapefruit, spruce, pine and resin. Clear reddish amber with a creamy but thin white head. Earthy, resin, and pine. Not much grapefruit or citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (3910) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks DSG. Clear dark gold. A little spicy and a little phenolic in the nose with pine notes as well. Very bitter, dry, faint ash taste. Dry, medium-bodied, long, hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
netty (71) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 24, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2014 Beerbistro Toronto na vycape. Medeno zlata priezracna farba. Vo voní je cítt aromaticky chmel. Konzistencia je hutnejsia. Plná vonava horka chut s dlhou horkou dochutou. Celkovo je toto pivo pre narocnych pivných snobov. --- Tapping on Beerbistro Toronto. Coppery gold color crystal clear. The aroma is Citta aroma hops. Consistency is denser. Full fragrant bitter taste with a long bitter aftertaste. Overall, this is a beer for consuming beer snobs.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (4121) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks DSG. Pours yellow to orange with a small head, aroma of hops, lemon, pineapple and grass, flavor is bitter with grass, lemon, pineapple and onion, medium bodied. Nice

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvsn (1501) - ISRAEL - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks DSG for sharing it. Clear orange amber with a nice head. Splendid hoppy aroma with tropical fruits in the nose. Sweet with mango, apricot and piney flavors, some caramel malts, crispy bitterness, well balanced hops driven flavors. Medium-bodied, fizzy and creamy. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (11247) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Tal Levi for this bottle! Nice shiny clear deep golden to amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, a bit of caramel and lots of hops with zesty tropical fruits and pine. Flavor has some chewy malt with some sweetness and a bit of caramel, fruity and piney hops and a big bitter finish. Rounded mouthfeel. Really good and very well-made.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RhetoricalAns (804) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours darker, hazy amber with a thin white off white head. Aroma is hops, pine, citrus. Initially the taste is fairly sweet, malty, flavours of caramel, toffee. Finish is fairly bitter. very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
4theluvofbeer (115) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
Hazy amber pour with an off white head. Nose is citrus, floral with a touch of pine. Big hoppy citrus floral flavor that goes on; ends with a nice bitter aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deepeary (405) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
Undated 650 ml bottle XIII from the LCBO. Pours out brown-orange with off-white head. Nose is complex, with sweet roasted malt, pine, some oak notes. Big malt backbone on the taste, sweet caramel, roasted malt, really delicious. Balanced by a pretty assertive bitterness. I’m not getting much fruitiness here. I’m thinking the hops may have faded in this bottle, based on some of the other reviews here. Please date your bottles!


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