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

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common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 135   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..........."


cfrancis' rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2612) - Ottawa, Ontario, - MAY 18, 2011
Pours a clear golden yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma is big citrus hop and orange peel. Taste is a great balance of orange peel citrus and intense bitterness from the citrus hops. This needs to be a regular brew. Great beer and so happy that it came from an Ontario brewery. More, more, more!!!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14508) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopsandBolts (145) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
650 ml bottle from the LCBO.

Appearance: Pours a clear copperish brown with very little head.

Aroma: Malt, cereal, caramel, hint of smoke.

Flavours: Cereal, caramel, hops, tobacco, bit of mango.

Mouthfeel: 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1604) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YogiBeera (2527) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Nice dark Amber color, big foamy head. Very deep hoppy intense nose. Malty hoppy taste. Long lasting bitterness. Complex and full bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmahut (1334) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 6, 2015
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoR (615) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a hazy amber colour with small head. Aroma of hops, caramel. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3217) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bunget (596) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CRock (87) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3568) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Belle robe cuivrée et scintillante sur laquelle se forme une mousse qui s’éternise. Un nez de caramel, de papaye, d’agrumes et de conifères. Une bouche maltée et résineuse, davantage comme un vin d’orge à l’américaine. Un corps huileux qui pétille de belle façon. Une finale amère, résineuse, poivrée et un peu chaude. Une proposition qui est moyennement facile à boire.


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