Black Oak Ten Bitter Years - Black Oak Brewing Co.
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3.76/5 rDev -10.3%
Appearance: Very clear amber color, little bit of white head.
Aroma: Very distinct caramel, burnt biscuit and smokey notes. Mild fragrant berry notes.
Taste: Very mall forward flavor, no real hint of the alcohol, very distinct smokey and burnt flavors balancing out the bitterness. Slightly astringent bitter after taste.
Mouthfeel: Quite low carbonation, smoothly coats the tongue.
07-27-2013 19:14:34 | More by Ryborg11
4/5 rDev -4.5%
Bottle: Poured a dark amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and piney hops is quite dominant with some light spicy notes (some rye malt maybe). Taste is also dominated by powerful citrus and piney notes with some bitterness with light spicy notes and a dry malt backbone. Body is average for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed and very enjoyable. Glad they kept making this anniversary beer.
07-05-2013 19:50:02 | More by Phyl21ca
4.3/5 rDev +2.6%
A: Clear with a bronze-auburn colour. Pours a thick creamy head that persists right to the bitter end.
S: Fruity hops with a hint of sweetness. Not too powerful, but the hops are certainly there. Reminiscent of centennial.
T: Caramel sweetness, followed by a moderate bitterness. There is some alcohol, but it is balanced quite well with the malt and bitterness.
M: Well carbonated with an almost creamyness to the body.
O: Surprisingly drinkable for a IIPA (almost dangerously so). Would definitely get again; too bad it's a limited edition.
06-25-2013 01:11:49 | More by Ham-Nord
4.4/5 rDev +5%
650ml bottle poured in a mug. ABV 8%.
A - Poured a clear deep gold with a 2cm frothy head. The head reduced to an everlasting foamy cap. Good lacing.
S - Pine, grapefruit, citrus, some herbs, some spice, caramel in the background. Damn that smell is addictive.
T - Caramel, malts, and then its all hops. Pine, grapefruit, other nondescript citrus and tropical fruit, hint of spiciness, hint of tobacco. Plenty of bitterness yet the balance is amazing.
M - Medium carbonation, medium-heavy body, some heat in the finish.
O - Very drinkable for an DIPA. One of the best I've had so far.
06-15-2013 03:41:39 | More by decimator
3.9/5 rDev -6.9%
Bomber from the Ottawa LCBO for $6.50
Appearance - Clear amber colour with an average size fizzy/frothy off-white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for 4-5 minutes.
Smell - Hops, malts, caramel
Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, hops, and caramel. There is also some toffee notes and some resin and a touch of a fruitiness. It ends with a malty sweet fairly bitter hop aftertaste.
Overall – A good dose of hops, but lacking the fruit flavours I like in my IPA/DIPA's. More of a east coast tasting brew rather than the citrusy/tropical fruity west coast versions.
06-10-2013 00:51:43 | More by spinrsx
4.13/5 rDev -1.4%
How have I not ticked this yet?
Hazy pale orange colour, ring of white head with lots of white lace all over the glass. Smell is bursting with piney hops, some citrus and grapefruit, some toasty malt and biscuit present as well. Taste is full of bitter hops, more pine and some orange flavours, pineapple, sopme malt in the finsih as well, lightly sweet witha a dry finish. Light, dry carbonation, medium full body, fairly oily. Great stuff and a consistant DIPA from Ontario, something I would gladly drink on any ocassion.
09-19-2012 21:00:57 | More by peensteen
Black Oak Ten Bitter Years from Black Oak Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.