Review: Hockley Dark Ale

Review: Hockley Dark Ale by Cody La Bière
It's been a while since I last had Hockley Dark Ale, almost two years ago already.. the time really flies. I believe it was time to check it out for old times.

Hockley Valley Brewing is located in Orangeville, Ontario, which is.... a place I've never heard of (being from a place on the prairies nobody has heard about unless if you love hockey), it's a few hours from Toronto.

I just finished drinking the bad Du Moulin pilsner, so I really am craving this...

Appearance: Very dark, like a good dark ale, a bit of slight carbonation. cream head. Much more appealing than most ales.

Aroma: Roasty! A roasted malt aroma with a bit of dark chocolate, and a bit of coffee.

Taste: Roasted maltiness, hint of toffee, that's about all I really notice, a bit of an aftertaste that reminds me of chocolate covered coffee beans. An average dark ale.

Overall Thoughts: Just about the same as I remember it, it's $3 for a 473mL can, has an ABV of 5%. It's a nice beer to drink in the winter.. which explains why I only seem to drink it this time of year! I like the roasted malts, not a complex beer, but I would enjoy this as a stocking stuffer. If someone likes porter, they will like this, it's a bit reminiscent of the last few porters I've had, but much less portery (less creamy, dark, not as much roastedness).

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