AGAquino (663) - Toronto, Ontario, - NOV 18, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
Leighton (13280) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
anders37 (18726) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Theydon_Bois (11571) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Scopey (8331) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at The Cad’s 10 yr Shindig. Thanks to the Anders? It pours clear golden-amber with a small white head. The nose is sweet, juicy, fresh, plenty of orange citrus, resin, dough, earth and orange blossom. The taste is crisp, bitter, orange, tangerine, caramel, piney resin and some sponge cake malty action with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Decent gear.
The_Osprey (2785) - 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 (14626) - 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 (155) - 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 (1622) - 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 (2533) - 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 (1363) - 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.