Thursday, May 2, 2013
Dray Horse Ale (1820-1829) - Black Creek Historic Brewery (Canada - Ontario - Toronto)
Dray Horse Ale (1820-1829) - Black Creek Historic Brewery (Canada - Ontario - Toronto) 5.0%
A dark slightly cloudy brown in a glass without much of a head, in fact it came out of the bottle less carbonated than most beers - suitable for a historic recipe however. The aroma is sweet and chocolatey (like chocolate cake) with a bit of a grain and roast and something bordering on dark, and perhaps red, fruit esters.
A light, watery mouthfeel belies the powerful mix of flavours: chocolate yes but also other hearty dark malt traits, brown bread with a bit of grain, some wood tones, light fruit esters and just a bit of acidity. It's quite a delicious brown ale. I look forward to seeing what the next 'decade' brings.