Similar to the packages released last fall for BC Craft Beer Month, the two samplers – one featuring bottles, the other cans – are 12-packs that each include two containers each of six different beers.
Brewery: Black Oak Brewing, Etobicoke, ON Style: Smoked Stout ABV: 7%
Given that its name is Latin for “Eternal Night,” it’s fitting that this stout - which is brewed with coffee, oats and smoked malt - has a nearly black body with a dark brown cap. Coffee is by far the dominant element in the the aroma, supported by hickory smoke and roasted nuts. The flavour is moderately sweet to start, with dark cocoa and coffee notes that give way to wood smoke in the middle, and a slightly sour tone in the finish that provides a nice counterpoint. Could use a bit more body, but otherwise, it’s a very pleasant winter-friendly brew.