Black Oak Ten Bitter Years | Black Oak Brewing Co.

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Black Oak Ten Bitter YearsBlack Oak Ten Bitter Years

Brewed by:
Black Oak Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
To celebrate our 10th Year Anniversary in 2009, Ken wanted to put out a hoppy, bitter brew as a witty way to commemorate a decade of survival in the craft brewing industry. The result? Our 10 Bitter Years Imperial IPA. This strong brew pours a burnt orange colour and has a fresh, bright citrus and tropical fruit aroma. This beer is double dry hopped using three different varieties of North American hops leading to a full flavour of bitter pine and citrus. Although it packs a good hoppy punch, it finishes as smooth as possible for the style, with just enough alcohol warmth to enhance the flavour.

Added by Sammy on 11-26-2009

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4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.24/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.08/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of DaveBar
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Purchased at the LCBO for an pricey $6.50. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a nice white heat that is gone pretty quick. Very dark gold color

S- Lots of.... yup you guessed it.... hops, roasted malt and barley.

T- See above!! Plus a lot of caramel and grapefruit.

M- Very dry

O- Very good but very expensive. Will not buy again just due to price

Food Pairing

This wonderful little IPA went well with...... take out Chinese food. All sorts and a good assortment!


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Photo of ZachT
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Black Oak Ten Bitter Years from Black Oak Brewing Co.
4.15 out of 5 based on 185 ratings.
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