cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2009
16oz draught mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2009
I tried this beer on October 23, 2009 at "The Beerbistro" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This was Dayna’s Beer of the day, kegged at the brewery on October 21st, and tapped at the restaurant on the 23rd. The beer poured a translucent red with a tan foamy head. The aroma was sweet malt, some fruit tones, and grain. The mouthfeel was creamy, medium-bodied with medium-high carbonation. The flavour was slightly sweet, and definitely malty. A very enjoyable Oktoberfest and another fine product from the Black Oak Brewery.
[2506-20091002] Cask. Not much aroma, a little grainy fruit. Murky, orange brown body with a thick long-lasting creamy off-white head. Light fruity oak wood flavour with citrus rind finish and a long sweet aftertaste. Medium body, not particularly carbonated. Quite drinkable, the oak notes are not too overpowering but definitely carve a presence.
DerWeg (1681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2009
(21st FFOCB @ C’est What; Toronto, ON)
Beerbistro pint, nice full feeling lat profile, some light yeasty roughness, honey, herbal and grassy hops. blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2009
Cask at C’est What’s ’Fall Festival of Craft Breweries’. Pours a murky copper with a small long-lasting creamy off-white head. Mild malty aroma, a touch sour, along with toffee, fruit and notes of wood and smoke. Slightly watery flavour of caramel malt, fruit, a touch wood and light hops in the finish. Average bodied. A fine beer. HogTownHarry (6840) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2009
Cask. At 2009 C’est What Fall festival. Hazy reddish-amber pour, average off-white frothy head. Vague aroma of orange juice and sweet grain; a little floral, woody and dry. Taste was mildly oaky, and oddly vinous - raw red wine with a green tannin bitterness, as well as bitterness that seem floral and black tea-like. Thin, acidic mouthfeel, dry and astringent, bitter and a bit harsh in the linger - seemed a bit unmeshed, I didn’t dig it much - I hope Ken brings it to the Volo event later in October, I would like to try it again.
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2009
On tap at The Embassy - came a clear copper/amber shade with a smallish head that lasted for awhile and left thick, beautiful lace. Aroma nice, but muted - sweet malt, a touch of smoke, and a very faint hint of hops. Gorgeous flavour, more of the same that the aroma promised, full bodied, malty, sweet, with a dry, hoppy finish. Ultra smooth. Really the perfect brew for the crisp fall season. Excellent work Adrian and Ken! tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2009
Really nice cask from the guys at black oak. yellow orangish some foam nose is hoppy with some intresting almost smoky hops smell, flavor is pale malt with some good hop bitterness intresting beer Sammy (12204) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2014 Very decent cask format beer, enjoyed at C’est What. Slight greyish lager, with a good head, followed by lots of lace. A light smoked malt that is quite tasty, and there is a creamy mouthfeel. Surprisingly little smoke in the nose, Radek Kliber (7359) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 5, 2009
cask at C’est What jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2009
Appearance: thickly hazed, dark amber with mid plus thick creamy, tanned top.
Nose: neat , smooth hop sided nose , leafy with cask acidic side. Well composed. 7+
Flavor/Palate : Mid bodied , with soft silky textures. Mild sweet malts with smooth fell to it. Dangerously drinkable brew. Light yet wholesome hop character that was well rounded with slight oak cask bitter ending. Good, balanced on all sides.
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2009 2009-11-29. Dark orange amber body with a nice creamy beige head and lace. Flavour is pleasant, caramel, toasty malt, very slight fruity tang. Light bitterness grows as the glass goes on. Aroma of toasty malt, light fruity touch as in the flavour. Average plus palate. Significantly better than my previous sample. 7/4/7/3+/14 - 3.5On tap at Volo, Toronto
2009-10-01. Hazy dark amber brown body with a good sized beige head. 3+ Odd aroma is malty with a touch of a malty tang to it, light fruity notes. Flavour is similarly malty with fruity tangy undercurrents that distract from the malty core. Average palate. Decent, but I look forward to trying this again on tap or in a bottle, I am not sure it was best served on cask. 6/3/6/3/12 - 3.0 On cask at C’est What