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RATINGS: 42   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (836) - Brantford, Ontario, - DEC 4, 2012
This brown ale poured a deep brown colour with a soapy mess for a head, even after a vigorous pour. Scents include ripe fruit, light caramel, roasted malts and toast. First swig had medium carbonation with flavours of roasted caramel, light coffee and nuts. Overall, a very thin mouthfeel like most of Trafalgars brews but this one I think is the best. Finish is roasty with a slight nuttiness left on the palate.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (2896) - 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 (829) - 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 (7456) - 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 (227) - 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 (2814) - 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 (1662) - 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 (4637) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuillaumeCL (343) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. Pours a clear deep brown/black with nearly no white head. Smell is super sweet brown sugar and nothing else. Palate is light bodied with average carbonation. Taste is bland at first then gets a sweet kick that lingers and dissipates over time. One note that’s not great, but it’s not objectively bad..

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
czar (4109) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
pours clear copper-light brown with a very small light beige head, little retention. caramel malts, cheap almost burnt cereals, some nuttiness, minerals, metallic notes, peppery-spicy, some chocolate and toffee. soft carbonation, light body, slightly harsh grassy finish. DP.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Freaky_tiki (471) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
Pours like dark earth in a glass. More honest than most. Maybe not not as hip then the last beer you had but that’s probably why it’s good.


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