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Brewed by Black Oak Brewing
Style: Porter
Etobicoke, Canada

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Porter spiced with cinnamon. As of 2007, unfiltered.

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2.8
HippyHop (656) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2015
I'm going to be less generous than my buddy Tiki, but I share his sense of confusion about this stuff. It's....weird. I get the usual porter notes, but mostly I get this weird smokey spice combo that really isn't doing it for me. It's supposed to be cinnamon but it feels more like....Christ I don't know. I want to say this stuff reminds me sushi - and it's more than the soy sauce aroma it's giving off. I wanted a nice wintery porter and instead I'm going to struggle to finish this, all the while craving unobtainable-at-4am sushi. This stuff isn't terrible but it's definitely found a new way of being a disappointment. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
pintbypint (3641) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
650ml brown bottle. Deep brown colour, creamy and sticky tan head. Aroma is chocolate/cocoa. Taste cocoa/choc malts. Dryish end with lingering dark malt character. Light palate. Not getting any sort of spice. A decent and perfectly drinkable porter nonetheless.

3.6
reebtogi (6270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
650ml bottle pours black in color with a small light brown head that leaves only a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted grains, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is a roasted grain and coffee bitterness with a chocolate malty sweetness. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, this is quite a nice porter, with a nice balance of roasted notes and chocolate. Recommended.

3
thorongil2 (3076) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2015
(bottle) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of spice, roast; creamy palate; balanced, simple flavour with a long light bitter finish

3.5
Tranquillity (2333) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2015
Almost black, with medium brown head. Bottled. The aroma has roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. The taste is strong we with bitterness and coffee flavors. There is also some fruits and nuts present, with a bit of sourness. The finish is sweet rather than bitter, which i like.

3.6
rejtable (2686) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
Tap at C’est What. Pours cola no head and no lacing. Nose is roasted grain and dark fruit. Flavours of dark fruit, roasted nuts, cola. Taste is medium/light sweet, light bitter. Medium cramy body with lively carbonation.

3.8
KoNrRiI (1514) - Århus, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2015
0.65 bottle. Clear, very dark brown color and a medium, pillowy, beige head. Aroma of wood strikes first, then some licorice, dark fruits, smoke, and a touch of cardamon. Taste is strong: roast, herbs, dark malts, some spices, and hints of dark chocolate. Full body, creamy texture, and soft carbonation. A herbal, medicine-like taste and anise are the most vivid in the beer’s finish. Overall, quite a nice brew, though given the style nothing overly pleasing - it certainly looks the part though..

3.7
gegwilson (3708) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
Deep mahogany with a thin beige head. Rich chocolate pudding aroma. The taste starts with light spice. Smokey roast flavours with chocolate notes lingering in the finish. Quite a light body. Decent.

3
AWS9 (704) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle. Kind of lifeless deep brown pour. Malty cinnamon aroma, a bit sharp. Found it quite carbonated, almost soda-like, with some sweet cinnamon and spice notes, mild malt backing. Actually fairly drinkable, but it wasn’t a deep, satisfying after-meal, watch with the game on, type beer I was expecting (and hoping for). Perhaps a decent beer, but disappointing for the style? Eh, give it a shot.

2.7
OntBeerDrinker (514) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
5.8% smells like christmas cake chocolate and figg pudding and thats how it taste heavy bodied but the mild carbination makes it seem empty or something.


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