If there is one thing that I’ve learned since we started this experiment 2 years ago, it’s that Black Creek makes beer with no frills or gimmicks. If it says stout, it’s a stout, if it says pale ale, that’s what you get. They don’t add or take anything away. If you want to know what a style of beer tastes like before venturing into some of these other varieties, drink a Black Creek first.
Since it’s the winter season, stouts and porters are the style of choice for all the craft brewers around here, so my fridge is full of them. This day, I grabbed this beer, because I actually felt like a porter. It was the first kinda snowfall, meaning there was snow on the ground in the morning and it was still there when I got home at night.
It poured out black black black! It had a “porter” smell to it, which is hard to explain to someone who has never had/smelled one before. The first taste was sweet and a little smokey, just like a traditional porter should be.
By far, one of the best porters I’ve had in a long time, and probably one of the best Black Creek beers.