237/637) Home: Historic Beers of Canada: 1820-1829 Dray Horse Ale by Black Creek Historic Brewery of Ontario: **; brewed with 100% Ontario grown ingredients; in the era of canal building Dray Horses pulled the barges through the canals; very dark brown, very little carbonation; I am reminded of the stout I helped make at Black Creek Pioner Village; sweet mocha nose; rich, almost creamy mocha with touch brown sugar flavours; this is the second in a series, Rifleman's Ration being the first - I eagerly await the next installments;
238/638) Home: Winter Treacle Porter by Innis and Gunn of Scotland: **1/2; brewed with molasses, oak aged, matured 39 days; rich, fruity vanilla nose; warming taste of dried fruit, caramel, hint of chocolate; another winner from Innis and Gunn;
This is part of the 2012 Connoisseur's Oak Collection (another glass to add to the collection) and it is also available on its own, unlike last year's Winter Ale. I only wish Innis and Gunn would either put all of their beers in boxes or start using tinted glass. The beer is a beautiful colour, and I can understand why they would want to show it off, but I worry about the damage from light.