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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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (46612) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2009
Can 341ml. @ Chrisos pre GBBF Shindig 09.
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, roasted, spicy, cinnamon - anis. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration and spicy. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft. [20090801]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (42113) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2017
From tap. Pours pitch black with a creamy and tan head. Aroma is roasted malty. Dark and roasted malty. Breadish. Lingering dark malty. Roasted malty. Lingering dark malty far finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25953) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2009
Bottled. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts some a bit toffeeish notes. Flavour is quite much the same. Really not much to add.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (24333) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2002
Dark brown. Medium to full bodied, nutty, dry, big roasty flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (22690) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2009
Bottle at Chris-Os Pre GBBF tasting 2009 ... black ... sweet roast nose... big sweet ... roast malt and nut ... lots of toffee..lots of roast

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (16466) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2001
Dark brown; Aroma of dark chocolate, hazelnuts, rich coffee; the palate combines rich cappucino with pralines, leaf hops, a hint of cinnamon and an old woodiness that reminded me of those dilapidated wooden fences you see around farmers fields. The finish is long, roasty and quite dry (I think I would have preferred the finish to be a little sweeter myself). All in all, an impressive seasonal offereing, and a good replacement for the departed Taylor & Bate Porter (RIP).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (13810) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle - Vintage 2009 - Chocolate, caramel, spices and nutty. Jet maroon and a thin brown head. Tastes just like it smells, which is a blessing. If you can find an old bottle go get one.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Christian (13127) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2009
Black with a lasting tan head. Sweet caramel and toffee aroma. Dry and malty flavour with a spicy touch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12908) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2010
(341ml bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, rye, cocoa, and cinnamon. Flavor of grass, cinnamon, roasted malt, chocolate, light coffee, and caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11984) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2006
341ml bottle acquired in trade. This one initially poured all head (light brown). Settled into a dark black color. Aromas of roast, coffee, dark chocolate and very light spices. Tastes of roast, dark chocolates, light coffee and some caramel. I wasnt really getting a large amount of cinnamon out of this as the description says (a little in the aroma and maybe some in the background tastes).


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