My prayers have been answered in one small way. A beer has shown up locally at about a 50% discount, a stout made by the good lads at Hockley an hour and a bit north east of Toronto. It is so new that their website has not caught up to it. Previously, it had only been available seasonally and in a one litre presentation growler-ette...but it was ten bucks. Now a can with just under half a litre has appeared for $2.50. Why is it that Canadian standard sizes for beer are in measures like 473 ml? Time to grow up and add the 27 ml, folks.
Anyway, this is a perfectly fine session beer, at just 4.2%. Good dry black malt toastiness in your nose and in your mouth. Cola ale with a mocha head. A bit of chalky mouthfeel, a bit of minty hop, a slightly sour mildly yogurty yeast with toast scrapings with a bit of dry cocoa mixed in. Dandy.