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Black Oak Nut Brown Ale - Black Oak Brewing Co.

Black Oak Nut Brown AleBlack Oak Nut Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

87 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.02%


Brewed by:
Black Oak Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Based on the traditional Nut Brown style, Black Oak’s award winning Nut Brown highlights the best features of this style of beer. Often referenced by local beer connoisseurs, and used in beer appreciation classes by local culinary institutions, with repeated appearance in magazines such Food & Drink. The Nut Browns accolades include being voted Best in it’s Class, accompanying a gold medal at The Canadian Brewing Awards in 2004. It additionally received a medal at Gourmet Food & Wine Show. A favorite enjoyed in winter or year round, this satisfying and robust Nut Brown Ale will pleasantly surprise you.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-06-2002)
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demcorhip

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not overly brown, but its getting there. Nice and clear, half finger pale tan head subsides to leave a nice collar.

Decent aroma. Some floral and herbal notes from the hops, as well as some toffee and walnut from the malts.

Taste is much like the nose, but some esters with the character of apple and pear make a brief appearance between the malt and the hops.

Not bad, but not great either. Somewhat light and watery in body. Would prefer a touch more malt character as well. But other than my minor quibbles this is a very well balanced ale.

Also quite drinkable, and easy enough to session. Pretty approachable fare. Something i would enjoy again with the opportunity, although i wont be turning over stones to try to find more.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2009 20:22:12 | More by demcorhip
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baylz

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-20-2014 01:22:32 | More by baylz
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Jotora

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.3%

04-06-2014 01:44:38 | More by Jotora
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

650 ml bottle purchased for under $5 CDN from LCBO. Served well-chilled into an Alexander's Keith's pint glass.

Appearance - Solid 1.5 fingers of ivory head, leaving some sticky lacing on the sides of its glass during its rapid retreat. Clear dark honey brown color, with a few copper hues thrown in. Little carbonation is present.

Smell - Nuts, especially walnuts and almonds, with a slightly chocolaty undercurrent. Faint floral note bursting with energy. But overall nuts are the star here.

Taste - Nuts again with a slightly spicy earthiness that takes over and doesn't let go. Well ingrained mild hop flavors blend well with the malts in play here. Pretty tasty overall

Mouthfeel - Watery and a touch on the thin side, this is more noticeable due to the lack of carbonation. Medium- light body with a moderately dry finish. I was expecting a little more distinction here.

Overall - A tasty nut brown ale that has good aromas and flavors just is lacking abit win terms of texture and feel. Still a pretty good brew from this Ontario Brewery that has quickly gained my attention with my first couple of experiences.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 02:03:36 | More by DenisKolkin
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nullbort

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-20-2014 21:56:54 | More by nullbort
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

01-21-2014 13:17:09 | More by RevCraig
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

01-19-2014 18:43:19 | More by BeerClubNiagara
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California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-11-2013 02:12:17 | More by dipso123
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-25-2013 23:49:03 | More by MJ63
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Erniehoppyhung

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-26-2013 01:09:08 | More by Erniehoppyhung
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-16-2013 10:45:17 | More by TheBeeraholic
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

03-30-2013 04:49:13 | More by yancot
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BigGruntyThirst

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

02-16-2013 23:50:18 | More by BigGruntyThirst
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

02-13-2013 00:43:00 | More by DaPan
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SimbaMike


3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-23-2012 03:59:07 | More by SimbaMike
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Picaroon

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

12-04-2012 22:53:29 | More by Picaroon
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kinguy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

11-10-2012 16:24:44 | More by kinguy
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first out of the OCB holiday mixer pack.

A - Pours a crystal clear brown colour, thumb of off-white head with some retention and sporadic lacing.

S - Scent is quite nice with musty caramel, toasted almonds, hints of maple and burnt sugar.

T - Again quite nice offering up a heavy nut flavour with the toasted almonds and a solid caramel and burnt sugar malt backbone. A leafy green hop flavour lingers amongst a touch of espresso.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and creamy and finishes surprisingly wet.

O - A solid brown ale that fits the style to a T. Nothing over the top, but definitely flavourful. Well worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 21:22:19 | More by andrenaline
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-10-2012 21:09:15 | More by Molson2000
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brm300

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

03-13-2012 00:50:28 | More by brm300
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -60.6%

02-11-2012 01:54:32 | More by oldp0rt
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -21.3%

02-05-2012 22:28:01 | More by jfcaa193
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the OCB giftpack, 341ml into a tulip. Having had this numerous times, curious as to why it's taken me so long to review this.

Mahogany brown, with some chestnut highlights. Filtered as all Black Oak beers are, a cream coloured head of a finger and change sits atop. Good head retention, solid lace. Substantially nutty and toasty with some light fruit esters in the nose. Maybe a hint of chocolate. Simple and pleasant. Taste follows, more toasty malt notes, grains, hint of nuts and dark bread. Generally low carbonation, smooth feel. Probably the best beer in Black Oak's year round line-up, barring 10BY.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 03:22:14 | More by liamt07
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice clear brown/ruby color to it. It has a nice off white head that dies down moderately and leaves nice lacing all the way through.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of dark fruit, some definite cherry, nuts, roasted malts, and some caramel.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice upfront nutty character to it, dark fruits and malts, a bit of chocolate and some light hops in the back.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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12-06-2011 21:18:25 | More by SebD
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

12-01-2011 04:38:49 | More by bigox420
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Black Oak Nut Brown Ale from Black Oak Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.