Black Oak Nut Brown

Black Oak Nut Brown

Rated 3.683 by BeerPals

Brewed by Black Oak Brewing Company Limited

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Style:  Brown Ale

5% Alcohol by Volume

24 International Bittering Units

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2018 Description Our Nut Brown Ale is truly one of a kind. This mahogany, English-American hand-crafted brown ale carries notes of chocolate and roasted hazelnut, followed by a light dry finish. From bonfires to snowshoeing, this well-balanced, easy-drinking brew is available year-round for your drinking pleasure. 2014 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.

ID: 1589 Last updated 8 months ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank1189
Overall Percentile97.5
Style Rank14 of 1047
Style Percentile98.7
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score5.0
Average Score3.911
Weighted Score3.683
Standard Deviation0.571

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  • PAULCARDOM 549 reviews
    rated 3.7 3 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Like Amsterdam, Black Oak was there at the beginning of the craft boom in Ontario, but upped there game around 2010 when more entrants started entering the field. Unlike Amsterdam, Black Oak has always made good beer. This is a translucent brown beer with an off-white bubbly head. Roasted malt and coffee make up the aroma and flavour. Hints of chocolate keep it interesting

  • MIKET 200 reviews
    rated 4.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Got this one in an Ontario Craft Brewers discovery pack. Pours a nice clear brown with red highlights. Medium vanilla head. Average retention with a some sloppy lacing. Aroma is sweet, smokey, malty, nuts, almonds, dark fruits. Flavours is delicious starting sweet and malty with a smooth roasted flavour and flowing into a finish nice bitter finish. good balance. Nice smooth medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very good

  • BEERCRONIC 895 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Anything involving a squirrel can't be bad unless it involves your face. Pours a nice, clear dark brown brew with a thumb high mildly foamy head that condenses into a creamier cover. Really messy lacing throughout. Fresh, attentive aromas of bready malts (sweet side), honey, floral notes, weak chocolate, apricot, soft caramel. Tasty stuff - I was a little put off when it was colder. Good bitterness, roasted malts, slight coffee, some nuttiness, slight sourness right before the finish that lingers on along with the malty and bitter aftertaste. The lack of coffee based power is very welcome. Smooth beer... very smooth. I wish this was available in Edmonton.

  • CYRENAICA 2151 reviews
    rated 3.9 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    341ml bottle
    Smokeless Joe (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
    May 6, 2008
    The beer was mahogany brown with a tan coloured head. The aroma was roasted malt, coffee, and some slight hoppy tinges. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was roasted malt, some coffee hints, and some hoppy bitterness.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 5.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    I loved this beer. This beer pours a beautiful brown colour with a tan coloured head that lasts. The aroma is nutty, malty, and a little caramel and coffee background. The flavour is perfectly balanced between malt and hops.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.0 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Bottled@SBWF2007. Deep brownish amber colour, mediumsized head. Aroma is caramel, earth, malts and some slight metal. Flavour is the same without the metal, with some slight chocolate notes. Some slight hoppyness in finish.

  • CHOPZ 5672 reviews
    rated 3.5 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Purchased in Toronto at a LCBO. Part 1 of 3 dark brown beer that are tested tonight. This one pours a clean brown colour that light can be seen through. Good beige creamy head with high retention and excellent thick and creamy lacing. The aromas are of dark malt, molasse, nut, wood and some dark fruits. As the brew breaths, some chocolat scent also appears. The mouthfeel is rather watery though, so this can make a good session dark ale. Taste is like the nose, but with some light burnt wood in the aftertaste. Quite refreshing for a nut brown.

  • BIEGAMAN 551 reviews
    rated 4.4 16 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Taste like a brown porter and carries itself kinda like a stout. However, no mistaking the crisp nut brown flavour. This is a beer that I would put up against any other in its category, or even overall. A tremendous effort by the Black oak people who have captured the style perfectly. A great drinking experience, a must have for the fall season. Don't pass this one up.

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 3.7 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Poured a clear chestnut brown color... 3 finger tan sticky head stacks out of the glass and that goes to a 1cm cap and glass clinging lace that lasts the drink. Medium carbonation. Aromas are pronounced.. sweet bready malts, nutty yeast mustiness and a slight dried apricot note. Starts with a nice smack of chewy caramel malts then this balances with the grassy hops as the palate gets an oily feel...the middle is malt and nut pronounced...then this fades back as some sweetness is detected and the finish takes over...which is drying,... nutty-fruity and hoppy with a metallic after taste.. A very nice brown!..nutty-carmel a wisp of chocolate-smoke in the finish with good hop balance...my standard session brown

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