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

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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..........."


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2010

Bottle 341ml. @ ChrisOs Pre-GBBF Shindig 2010.

[ Raise The Roof Tasting ]. Clear medium yellow orange color with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100731]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22640) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2010
Bottled@The Chriso Rock The Roof Down pre-GBBF shindig. Amber colour with small off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts with some mild bisquity notes and also very much fruity and floral hops and some mild honey as well. Flavour is very much fruity and floral hops in a quite bittery, but sweetish kind of way. Also has some maltyness and mild vanilla to it. A nice IIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (19419) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2015
Bottle @ The Cad’s 10yr Shindig. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy piney aroma. Fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (18174) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
31st July 2010. ChrisO’s ’Raise The Roof’ tasting.
Last beer (for me) of a long days tasting. Clear amber beer. Little white head. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Sweet hops - pineapple and mango - lovely and fresh. Finishes dry. Good stuff and great final beer!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle at C’est What, Toronto
Hazy red-amber color; small head. Nice aroma of caramel and hops, a bit sweaty. Good toffee flavor; the mouthfeel is lean, no crystal; strong bitterness, providing nice orangey resins, and a tea final. Long end.
Very good, powerful but easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (15068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle at Toms 10 yr anniversary. Amber colour. Hoppy grapefruit some tropical fruit. I liked it. Easy drinking resiny hoppy. Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (14040) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cad’s 10th Anniversary Tasting - CBC Clerkenwell, London. Thanks to Anders. Pours clear, rich gold with frothy white head. The nose holds some rindy citrus, pale bread, crackers, grain. Medium sweet flavor with more crackery pale malts, pine needles, rindy orange. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly resinous to finish, warming, with more crackers and orange. So so.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2012
Thanks, Doug! Hazy orangey-amber. The aroma is a chewy, oxidized hop. I think as an XI this is from 2011, so it’s been aged a bit. The palate is actually a bit light and soft, though with some chewy crystal and oxidized hop character. There’s a touch of alcohol in the finish. Fits the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12738) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
Bottle at the Cads 10th Anniversary bash, thanks to Anders, 29/03/15. Clear golden amber with a decent off white covering. Nose is tangerine, grass, light pine, apricot, floral notes, touch herbal, citric rinds. Taste comprises caramel, pine, orange pith, mandarin, grapefruit, light bread notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi aggressive hop bitterness in the close. Decent DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9563) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2009
Enjoyed on-tap at Rhino’s. This beer is the rage, and a rare DIPA in the Ontario market, worth the try. Pours cloudy grapefruit with sitting pretty white crowning head, and a sheet of lace. Hop aromas. The taste is big bitter, with malting to tame it somewhat. A DIPA all the way, and alcohol is well hidden. Full mouthfeel.


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