BIG ROCK BLACK AMBER ALE

Extremely thick molasses-coated amber ale with wonderful chocolate vigor. As black as Guinness in appearance, and almost as incredible. Though not water-based like most Canadian brews, Black Amber retains clean crispness despite such dark auspices. Blackened caramel malts, powdery cocoa bittering and ashen dried fruited backdrop compatible to light porter styling. Lengthier creamy finish would suffice, but no one is arguing.

BIG HOLE WISDOM CREAM ALE

Aromatic green apple tartness and mouth-puckering citric souring provide eye-squinting bitterness, leading to heartburn-inducing vinous acidity. Intrusive carbolic fluff overwhelms miniscule butterscotch malt creaminess. Lacking necessary cereal-grained sweetness to counter dismal one-dimensional yellow-fruited sourness. Too similar to Big Hole’s lackluster Pale Ale.