GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2007
Cask sample at C’est What Spring Festival of Craft Brewers. Slightly hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malt and lemon. Soft mouthfeel. Flavour is fresh and lively, with notes of lemon oil, citric hops, and a slightly peppery finish. Another successful experiment from Black Oak. mds (2256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2007
Cask. Light orange-yellow body with a small soapy white head. Fresh, lemony soap aroma - also some oranges and tangerines along with biscuit malts. Very palatable, soft & creamy. Somewhat bitter up front, but tastefully so, and noticeably leafy in the middle with biscuity crisp malts. Only moderately peppery in the finish. Very drinkable.
shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2007
Sampled at the C’est What Spring Festival Of Craft Brewers on May 25, 2007.
Spicy scent of white pepper and citrus. A bit weiss-like in appearance and body, good-looking head on a very pale yellow beer. Thin mouthfeel, but very heady and citrussy (esp. lemongrass). Best of show, IMO. mabel (10004) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
[4789-20120918] Cask. Lemon cake and lemongrass pepper Pledge cleaner aroma. Hazy, dark orange body with a quick foamy white head. More lemongrass Pledge and peppery bitter grains flavour. Medium body. Interesting, nice lemony tangerine notes. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2007
(TBW Tap Takeover @ Volo, Toronto, ON)
Sampled at the C’est What spring fest. Another great Black Oak beer......although im not sure I could drink more than one pint. My only complaint is the pepper could have been toned down a touch.
jercraigs (11071) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2012 2012-09-18. Pleasantly hazy orange, small off-white head and lace. 3++ Flavour is interesting,oddly sweet, sort of fruity, peppery character that starts mild and grows fairly quickly, mild lemon and muted orange notes. 6+ Aroma is on the mild side, modestly peppery, black pepper powder as opposed to peppercorns. 6+ Smooth average plus bodied palate is under carbonated. Okay. 7/4/7/3/14 Cask, as Sparge-ti-cus Black Oak Tap Takeover at Volo, Toronto
Spab (4219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2012
2007-05-XX. Golden yellow body with a small white head. (3+) Muted aroma, light notes of lemon and pepper. Hops are overshadowed. Similar flavour, with pepper that shows up in the back of the throat and aftertaste. Lemon blends with a light fruity/yeasty character. (6+) Average palate. Quite pleasant, this is a nice change of pace that mellows and blends better as the glass goes on. Draft at C’est What.
On cask at the Only (Toronto Beer Week 2012 event). Pours a fairly clear golden orange with modest-sized white head. Aroma is quite lemony and sweet with some light peppery spiciness that keeps the sweetness under control. Flavour is candied lemon, quite juicy, herbal/pepper, increasingly peppered as it warms. Light peppery burn in finish. A bit syrupy. Pleasant but another I wouldn’t drink in large quantities. blankboy (7865) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
Cask, Black Oak Tap Takeover at Volo. Sep. 18. Pours a hazy orange with a spare diminishing white head. Slight mild aroma is fruity along with some pepper and lemongrass. Flavour is pepper first followed by malt, lemongrass and light hops. Average bodied. Not great but a decent, unique and interesting beer. DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2007
Sampled @ C’est What Craft Brewers Fest
Lots of fresh pepper greet the nose, tiny hint of lemon, light yellow, tiny white head. Juicy, wet hops give forth an appreciated bitterness, some malt, while the lemon and pepper are subtle. Light bodied, spicey, nice tongue tingle. Very nice, seems like a saison or a farm house ale. Innovative stuff Adrian! Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 5, 2012
On cask at Volo
Aroma frontal black pepper with hints of lemon grass.6+
Appearance amber with some haze. Tanned top with some lace.
Flavor and Palate : Nutty with lemongrass hints, softer base , lower carbonation. Pepper feel that went bit medicinal. Finishing with heat.
Earlier Rating: 5/27/2007 Total Score: 3.5
Cask @ C’est What?
Clear golden brew, long lasting creamy top.
Fresh, oriental lemon like aroma. Green tea with herbs. Good refreshing nose.
Clean, straight ale . More of aroma theme, citric green tea. Gentle, herbal and drinkable. I might one more .