Black Oak Nut Brown Ale - Black Oak Brewing Co.
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3.71/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
03-08-2014 02:03:36 | More by DenisKolkin
4/5 rDev +5%
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.
11-03-2012 21:22:19 | More by andrenaline
Black Oak Nut Brown Ale from Black Oak Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.