chainman (104) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2007
This one really surprised me. Black Oak is a great brewer, but their Nut Brown is, to say the least, exceptional. Perfectly balanced, with just enough bitterness in the finish. Chocolate notes are pronounced, and the coffee undertones give the impression of drinking a brownie. Alcohol is moderate, and hidden behind a rich tapestry of flavour. Probably the best nut brown in Ontario, certainly the best I’ve had. If you see this, try it. Papillon (424) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2010
341 mL Bottle. Deep copper body with a small beige head that settles to a clingy film. Aroma is astringent but intriguing, prunes and raisins accompany the sweet dark malts and crystal malt. There is also an accent of treacle and a very subtle innuendo of fresh-ground coffee beans. MMMMMMMM!!! Interesting! Nice full body and bold flavor. Rich dark malts, good black coffee, chocolate, toffee; a certain bitterness rounds out the sweetness bringing out the best of both worlds. Cocoa-toffee aftertaste lingers nicely into the finish. This one is a high flier on my scoreboard. johndan (3) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2006 does not count
bottle, Tulip glass, Nice head, nice brown colour, malty aroma and taste, light hop finish and lacing, beautiful beer.