|Hockley Black & Tan|
Black & Tan. Smooth. Creamy. Dark. Light tasting. 4.7% alcohol. They describe it as:
A dark amber blend of Hockley Stout and our light ale mingle in our signature can. Hints of smoke, coffee, and chocolate enrich the sweetness of a light ale, with a refreshing and dry finish.Right off the bat I found it to be similar to Guinness. I think it was the creamy head. However, the taste is different enough that I actually enjoyed this more than a Guinness. Despite not being a big fan of stouts/dark beers, this could change my mind. I would definitely buy this again. I would even consider using this as a replacement for Guinness in the Chocolate Stout Cupcake recipe that I posted previously. If we try it again using Hockley, I'll be sure to post how they came out.
Hints of roasted nuts, caramel, chocolate, and coffee combine to make this award winner one of Ontario’s best-selling craft beers.I found it similar in taste to the Black & Tan, but the carbonation kinda threw me off. It felt like I was drinking a Coke. I think I'll have to get another can of this one and try it again to see if the experience is any different. It was a good beer, but I preferred the smoothness of the Black & Tan.