Thursday, 1 November 2012

Black Creek Stout

This stout comes from the Black Creek Historic Brewery in Toronto, Ontario. Sold in 500mL bottles, Black Creek Stout has an alcohol content of 5%. It pours a very dark brown with ruby streaks, though without much head.

The bottle tells me that the stout is brewed with chocolate wheat. It has an aroma of molasses with mild chocolaty character. There isn't a big presence in the initial flavour, but there is a robust bitter finish. There are chocolate notes alongside the classic stout molasses flavour.

It's not a bad effort from a brewery that has the admirable objective of brewing beers that were enjoyed in the 19th century.  I'd like a bit more body in a stout, and I'd definitely like to see a thicker head on the top of my pint (though a second, more vigorous pour yielded a bit more tan head). Certainly worth a try.

Rating: 7.0 out of 10.

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