Day 6 of Taste-Mas: Black Oak Nutcracker Porter 650 ml

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Festive and fortifying for the winter holiday season, it’s a porter that has been spiced with cinnamon. Perfectly balanced roasty malt with subtle hops delivers character and flavour. Dark ebony colour, enticing hoppy aroma with hints of figgy pudding, mild carbonation leads to a distinctive taste in a full bodied beer. 650 ml, 5.8% alc./vol.
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  One thought on “Day 6 of Taste-Mas: Black Oak Nutcracker Porter 650 ml

  1. Russ
    December 19, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Not a lot of head or carbonation on this beer. Very dark colour. I get hints of coffee and licorice. I don’t love this beer.

  2. December 19, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    We’re half way through and the Inaugural 12 Days of Tast-Mas is going well. Over the past 6 days we’ve loved some, we’ve friend zoned others and, alas, here’s my first I’m-really-not-into-you beer. The colour is black with a sparse dark caramel foam. Very malty taste with hints of chocolate and coffee. Easy drinking, not really a chore, but this a little too much for me in the flavour department.

  3. Chooch
    December 20, 2013 at 12:14 am

    I think this may be the first miss of the season. I had the pleasure of having Steve and Chris over tonight to share this brew.

    Although it was an easy drinking beer, for me there was an overall bitter coffee note. I have to say it was a different brew with little carbonation.

    Not entirely bad, but I’m not a huge fan.

  4. December 20, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Back in the hey day when I was brewing my own beer I made a dark stout/porter. It had low carbonation and a “black as night” colour. Of course I thought I made a mistake in the brewing process. Suffice it to say I dumped the batch. Tonight’s beer tested EXACTLY like it…..I guess I wasn’t the only brewer to make a mistake.

  5. Chris
    December 21, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Similar to many other winter beers – malty smell and flavor. Could taste the hops – didnt feel it was understated as the description states. Hint of figgy pudding? What the heck is figgy pudding?
    Anyway, went down easy – not an overly thick beer – similar to many of the others tasted over the past week. Didnt hate it, didnt love it.
    Chooch – thanks for the pizza! Was that the preferred tasting match for this beer?!?

  6. December 23, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    We are all together on this one. What Russ said, yes.

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