Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Bottle, thanks to HogTownHarry! Poured black with a short-lived cap of tan head. The aroma picked up tart cherry skins on top of darker chocolates with some flaked oats.. nice blend of components. The flavor wasn’t as good.. tart, artificially-sweetened cherries hit the tip of the tongue.. dark chocolates, cocoa, and oats at the core, but seemed to lack substance.. sour cherry juice above all else, with some dry oxidized notes at the end. This just wasn’t so good. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Thanks Jason. The beer pours to a thin looking blackish brown body with no head. The aroma is dark chocolate and light cherries. The flavor is cocoa powder and cheap malt. Generic tartness. Flat powdery dry palate. Oakes (17685) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2008
Dark brown colour. Chocolatey nose with hints of nuts. The flavour is a bit thin but actually has a nice balance of cherry accents and chocolate syrupy character. madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
1st April 2010thebhoy (61) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
Opaque black beer. Nose of chocolate and wood. Light palate. Dark malt. Wood comes through loud and clear. Light unsweet chocolate with fairly subtle but sour cherry. Finishes dry. The name sounds promising, the beer is a bit of a let down. Okay but nothing special.
On tap at Milos’. I was quite disappointed by this beer. The obvious comparison for me was to the Muskoka Winter Beard Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout. Obviously different fruits involved, and this was always going to be sweeter compared to the cranberry tart and bitterness, still, what made the Muskoka really great is what Black Oak was missing. The body felt way too thin and the taste reflected that. There was definitely some interesting stuff happening there, but it all sort of fizzed away into a bit of a watery mess. Looked great, had an okay aroma, but really lacked the punch that it seemed to promise, especially having liked their Nutcracker Porter.
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2005
Tasted in Toronto on draft at C’est What. Tasted in english pint. Appearance is a deep reddish hue with thin white head. Aroma is slightly acrid, a little pungent and difficult to pick up on chocolate or cherry elements. Flavour was initially muted. I think the beer was too cold. Letting it sit for a short while allowed more of the falvourful elements to become defined. Slightly sweet coco flavour (instant hot chocolate) with a barely detectable cherry sourness. Subtle. Would have been better bigger and bolder. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2008
341ml bottle-pours a thin light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt/oat-chocolate, dark fruit-cherry, acidic. Taste is thin dark malt/oat-chocolate, dark fruit-cherry, acidic, seltzery. Thanks to decaturstevo for sharing. gilvanblight (825) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2008
On tap at BeerBistro. Near black pour with a large rose head. Smokey scent like dark chocolat. Too Dary and too smokey, not all at sweet. My wife loved it, I really wasn’t impressed. I’m not a big fan of fruit beers though.