Black Creek Porter: History in the Tasting

This traditional porter pours a very dark brown colour, with amber and mud brown tones visible when the beer is held up to sunlight. Black Creek Porter creates a small, but creamy head when poured, leaves some lacing and lingers as a collar.

Black Creek Porter
Black Creek Porter is a Rich-Tasting Brew

The aroma is deep and woody, with hints of smoke and wafer cone as well as dark fruit like rasins or figs. The taste of Black Creek Porter is dominated by a chocolaty coffee flavour that creates a solid bitterness, balancing the traditional syrupy sweetness of dark beers.

Tankhouse Ale: Anything but Pale

This American Pale Ale from the Mill Street Brewery in Toronto, Ontario pours a deep, rusty garnet colour with a sizable soapy white head that leaves a generous lacing and sticks around as a collar. Tankhouse Ale produces a relatively mild toasted malt aroma, with hints of pepper and lime-like citrus.

Tankhouse Ale
Tankhouse Ale has a Rich Aroma and Taste

The taste is mild at first, but quickly bursts through with a malty, biscuit-like flavour before an understated bitterness sets in along with a slightly spicy aftertaste. Tankhouse Ale has a very smooth and drinkable mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation to create a tangy bite on my tongue.

Great Lakes Brewery Devil’s Pale Ale: Fiendishly Good

Devil’s Pale Ale from the Great Lakes Brewery in Toronto, Ontario pours a beautiful, deep cherry wood colour with a white head that lingers as a lacing film. This strong beer exudes an excellent hoppy aroma, rich with fruity and smoky tones.

Great Lakes Brewery Devil's Pale Ale
I was Lead into Temptation by a Wonderful Aroma

Great Lakes Brewery Devil’s Pale Ale has a taste dominated by malt, with hints of roasted grain. It has a thick mouthfeel and a very pronounced bitter finish.  The beer is excellent as a solo beer and has a wonderful warming quality to it.

Great Lakes Brewery Pumpkin Ale: Giving Thanks for a Festive Treat

This truly unique craft-brewed beer from Toronto, Ontario pours a lovely golden colour with amber tones. Great Lakes Brewery Pumpkin Ale gets a sweet and spicy aroma from having nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, allspice and real pumpkin added during the brewing process.

Great Lakes Brewery Pumpkin Ale
This Treat was Tricky to Describe

The natural sweetness of the pumpkin balances the blend of spices. Underneath the overt flavours are a rich maltyness and finely-balanced bitter hoppy finish. Great Lakes Pumpkin Ale is an excellent example of a seasonal beer that captures the spirit of a beautiful Fall afternoon.