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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Canmoore (256) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle from the LCBO, this beer pours a very dark clear deep mahogany, with basically no head at all. The smells are just exploding with rich malts, burnt caramel, and roasted coffee. Upon tasting, the lack of carbonation is the most noticeable characteristic. The beer has a wide range of deep malt flavours coming through, with chocolates, coffee, toffee, and caramel dominating the palate. Initially there is very little in the way hops, but they do kick in at the end, albeit very mild. If you are not turned off the the lack of carbonation, than this is a great brown ale, and I will definitely be buying more!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3103) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
Slightly hazy brown pour, small off white head. Nice dark roasty, toasty malts. Solid nutty aroma, touches of toffee, and caramel. Soft mouthfeel, low carb. Medium bitter finish, great toasty, nutty finish. Quite satisfying, nice stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1590) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
500ml bottle. A hazy brown-amber body with almost no head at all. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dried flowers and roasted pecans. Taste of nicely roasted nuts, roasted malt, a little grainy, cocoa and camp flowers. A mild toasted bitter aftertaste. Medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerWeg (1494) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
Paler Coke appearance with lighter than usual carbonation and little head. Pleasing dry-malty aromas and taste with a little carmel and berry-like ale-fruit, very nice medium palate with plays of grain bitterness and pale malt body, long finish of mineral, dry hop and light roast. A superior session ale that plays it straight in a good way.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (1237) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
(bottle) clear brown colour with a small brown head; aromas of vanilla, roast; dry, pleasant flavour with a long light bitter finish; thin palate; more like a dry stout than a brown ale; nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2012
500 ml bottle that I swiped from the OBAs. Deep amber brown pour with a thin white head. The aroma has light toast and toffee along with a bit of soft cocoa. Light bodied with a sort of cleanness and lightness that reminds me of some mild ales Iíve had before. Sort of a herbal/toasted component. A little bit of lightly woody hoppiness. Decent really - a highly quaffable brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2276) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2012
Half-litre brown bottle from the LCBO. Second of their "Historic Beers of Canada". Pours a dark brown colour with red-amber highlights. The head is pretty small with not much retention of what is left and the same for lacing. Not much. On the other hand, smells great. Nice roasted malt with hints of cocoa, caramel, nuts and fruits. Medium-light bodied with very light carbonation. Lots of flavours from what the aromas were showing off. Soft wood dryness in the finish. The hop is well-blended in all of this. A pretty nice Canadian session brown ale.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2012
LCBO 500mL. Pours a clearish coca-cola brown with the same carbonation as that beverage. Nice aroma of prunes, roasted caramalt, and thatís about it really. Flavour is very sweet, to the point that Iím curious if it was intentional or not. Nice malt body with the sweet kick, and just a hint of dryness that does not add much balance. Nice beer despite the residual sugars and probably unintentionally low amount of carbonation (fortunately I am a fan of low-carbonation). I like that some one in the OCB has picked up the ball regarding beers with themes relating to Canadian history that no one cares about (and I have a degree in history).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2172) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
500ml bottle from the LCBO. deep brown with a small tan head. super hazy and undercarbonated. nice malty nose. flavour is quite sweet, and this one doesnt come of as finished. just an ok brown ale.


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