wpid-img_20150428_211515.jpg Last night was a little blurry. We started it with a wine tasting and then rushed our selves over to WVRST Beer Hall to get our hands on Black Oak’s Epiphany No 2. It was a launch event and we can’t pass those up! We even did a $6 Uber trip to get there as the TTC would be too slow.

The Epiphany series of beers is a very limited release of high quality one-off beers that experiment wildly with style. You can read our review of the Epiphany No. 1 here. 

Keeping with the theme this beer is certainly unique. It is an ‘imperial’ lager, a style I’ve certainly never heard of. It’s not in the BJCP guidelines but that doesn’t make a beer any less amazing. It uses a pilsner yeast so it can certainly be called a lager but at 7.7% ABV, it just seems like the wrong name somehow.

It will be appearing in limited LCBOs soon but probably won’t last long. No info on prices just yet.

Appearance: Murky and gold. Soft head. Unfiltered.
Aroma: Light breadyness.
Taste: The bread comes out more and alcohol warmth. Some berry hints and some sour notes.
Aftertaste: Long and bitter.
Overall: An amazing and unexpected style of lager.

Kole McRae

Founder of Toronto Booze Hound. He can be seen drinking almost anything in the wild from beer to rum. Try not to startle him, he may use humour as a self defence method.

Email: kole@torontoboozehound.com