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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Dray Horse Ale: To represent the robust nature of this symbolic work animal, Black Creek has selected a full bodied, rich brown ale, brewed using both Ontario grown hops and malt. This flavourful ale is perfectly suited to the Fall & Winter season.


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1597) - Hawgville, Ontario, - OCT 25, 2012
500ml bottle - pours a clouded brown with orange highlights. Tan 1 finger thin cap has short life and weakly laces the glass. Aroma is on target for a domestic Brown ale - light roast a wee hint of cocoa, some light sweetness, light nuttiness and grassy hopping. Big burst of flavour in the front of this ale - toasty, cocoa malt sweetness balanced well by Kent goldings, a bit of hazel nut tone in the middle then a moderate rounded well balanced finish where the hops slightly overpower the nutty sweetness of the malts. Reviewing this was no chore for me because I love the brown ale style and this is a very good one. Not as sweet as the UK and more hopping but the signature nuttiness is there in this unfiltered ale. Probably my favorite quaff from this brewer.


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Helsdon (207) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
Number 3 of the Historic Beers four pack from the LCBO. Pours a slightly opaque dark brown, with no initial head, but you do end up with a spotty sheet. Fairly active carbonation though, huh. Nose is roasted malt, slight chocolate, and... almost a berry, but a sour berry. The taste is full of malts, but that berryish nose is really much more of an astringent burn rye, berry flavour. It goes hand in hand with the tasted malts. A little burn bitterness in the aftertaste. I don’t know what that flavour is, it’s a new one for me, and I don’t really like it. Be interesting to see what you other RB guys said about this one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (6723) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
[5560-20130630] 500mL bottle. Toasted multigrain malt aroma. Clear, port red body with a quick foamy off-white head. Toasted boozy straw grains flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/6-/3/13) 3.1

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (7030) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle, purchased from the brewery as part of a 4-pack of historic Canadian beers. Nut brown body, beige head. Quite a roasty profile for a brown ale, earthy and tannic, but noticeably thin and watery. Not bad, but not one I’d return to (this seems to be a recurring theme with this brewery).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (3063) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
500ml bottle, dark brown color, with a small bubbly beige head, with a sweet toasted, caramel, biscuity, bready malt, nutty nose, with some dark dried fruit, fruitcake, brown chocolate accents, and some toffee, faint chestnut butter, subtle engish pudding in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet roasted, caramel, toasted, biscuity, bready malty, nutty, fruity dired dark fruit character, with some dark coffee, burnt toast, toffee, date square, dark bitter chocolate flavours, with a flowery leafy hoppy undertone, leading towards a roasted, toasted, caramelized maltiness, nutty, coffee, dark bitter chocolate, lingering roasty bitterness finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strangebrewer (902) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2013
bottle. Poured deep brown with an orange hue, just a skim of a head. Sweet and roasted malt aroma. Thin carbonation, tart lingering finish. Flavour of roasted malts, nutty and a touch smokey, earthy hops and some grapefruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
2013-06-30. Dark brown body, small tan head fades. 3+ Flavour has a fair bit of coffee like roast, sweet dark malt middle. Aroma has a dilute coffee like character, dry roast malt over sweeter malt base, dusty malt accents. Smooth avetage plus to medium bodied palate has low carbonation. Okay, fairly simple. Bottle from the LCBO

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HipHopOpotamus (233) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2014 I found this beer enjoyable as I usually do with beers from Black Creek Brewery. Not that extra strong punch of taste that some people might be looking for but it is enjoyable enough. Good session beer to.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
A very mild beer. Sessionable. Brown appearance, sweet and a bit of a watery mouthfeel.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DeanF (1729) - Nunavut, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
Found in Ottawa. Somewhere. Pours with a pitch-brown body and a modest head on top, foggy, little visible carbonation. Aroma is wet barley and mash, like a maltina non-alc, certainly not encouraging. Flavour is a spicy barley mix, no complexity, simple barley water with a hint of pizzazz on the back end. Sadly there’s no complexity to this, just a watery pile of barley, but nonetheless still drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (4868) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2013
Bottle: Poured a clear medium brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of dry caramel malt with light grainy notes. Taste is also dominated by some dry caramel malt with some notes of grainy cereal. Body is about average with good carbonation. Run of the mill brown ale with dry cereal notes.


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