Black Oak Ten Bitter Years - Black Oak Brewing Co.
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4.35/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Multiple bottle samples at the Black Oak Beer Dinner at Chancey Smith's in London, ON. Ken and Adrian were kind enough to bring this beast down three weeks ahead of the official second release. Thanks guys!
Pours a hazed amber/orange with one finger of cream white head and speckles of webbed lacing all over the shaker. Smell is a strong bouquet of flowery hops, pine needles, citrus, and herbal aromas. Taste is pink grapefruit, mandarin oranges, lemon, toasted wheat cracker (a little buttery), sweet caramel malt, slight woodiness, and alcohol. Finishes with a bright, fruity, and citric hop bitterness that sticks to the palate for quite some time. Medium mouthfeel is juicy and acidic with a bold and spicy hop bite and mild dryness to end. A beautiful beer, and no doubt one of the best in Ontario. Can't wait to grab some more of this in mid-April!
EDIT: even better on tap, with mango, tangelo, and pineapple on the nose and palate. Truly excellent stuff.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2010 18:51:55 | More by cratez
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Black Oak Ten Bitter Years from Black Oak Brewing Co.
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