When I was at Dark Horse last week, I picked up a few of their beers at Wacky Willy's Party Store, which sits at the south western corner of the brewery compound. I was told they sell all their beer through their tenant Wacky's... because before they did Wacky's wasn't selling any beer at all. It works out well for everyone as they have spirits liquors and wines as well as a few groceries and a lunch counter. If it has a theme, it is the "I am just about to go or just back from hunting" look. When we went in there were a couple of rather hearty bear-like lads having a bite. Wondering if I took the lad in too rough a place, I heard a quiet growl from the table say "if you can't find what your looking for, just be sure to ask." His head never lifted from the blue plate special.
The cream stout pours inky with a deep mahogany edge. Froth and rim the colour of espresso foam. On the nose, licorice meets dark chocolate and coffee beans. More of the same in the mouth with a surprising sour tang that works with the the dark dry notes and baking spices to create some pluminess in its heart. Oddly, pink grapefruit juice in the cocoa powder finish. Great BAer respect.