Brewed by Lake of Bays Brewing Company
Style: Porter
Baysville, Canada


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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A brewer, a coffee roaster and a craft beer snob walk into a bar in Muskoka. The result: A rich winter beer full of coffee, chocolate and roasted barley. Perfect with a hearty meal on a cold winter night. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bmc123 (2) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2011 does not count
Pours a nice dark almost black colour. Taste is rich and caramel-chocolaty with hints of sweet sugar form kilned malt. Very nice Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1078) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2011
(bottle) clear, dark brown colour with small tan head; aroma of roast, coffee; balanced, dry flavour, coffee is not overpowering like in many similar beers

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3009) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2011
A hard taste of smoked barbeque. There is little or no sourness in this porter, and the mocha taste a dead giveaway. It’s pretty decent - had it on tap. Been thinking about buying the bottle at licbo for a while but at ten bucks it’s fairly expensive...esp when trappist triples are going for six/seven bucks

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bortology (35) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2011
Smokey mocha flavor, thinner body, bitter sweet. I like it. I have yet to find a beer from Lake of Bays that I didn’t like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
greglikesbeer (34) - Ancaster, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2011
Pours black with moderate beige head. Phenomenal coffee aroma. Surprising light-bodied beer - coffee and chocolate flavors, slightly acidic. Coffee flavor lingers through the finish. Okay, easy-drinking beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (5546) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2011
En fût, cask. Verre de dégustation au Beau’s Oktoberfest 2011 (Vankleek Hill, ONT). Arôme: Légère odeur de café et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café avec une pointe de chocolat et de noix. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #3968)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2446) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2011
[cask at Beau’s Oktoberfest] Nice roasty aroma of coffee and vanilla and hazelnut. Almost opaque, dark brown with large bubbles. Slightly tangy mocha with a good bitter and chocolate balance, though a bit on the dry side. Light body, low carbonation, slight dark malt bitter finsh. Not amazing, but very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1016) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2011
750 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a snifter. Pours black with a small tan head. The head fades quickly to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are notes of coffee and roasted malts, along with a hint of herbal hops. The flavour is slightly dry throughout, with roast malts and coffee. There is a touch of herbal hops to provide balance. The finish is moderate in length and herbal, with coffee notes. On the palate, it is medium in body, with a dryish texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a fairly unremarkable coffee porter. Drinkable, but not exceptional. 2011-10-20

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2011
Bottle from LCBO #200. A deep chestnut/cola pour with one finger of sticky mocha froth. There is a lot of coffee in the nose, and it is complimented by an earthy dark chocolate alongside dried cocoa powder. About as sweet as 70-80% cocoa chocolate, with a lot of bitterness and similar dryness.Medium bodied, very creamy, dry finish with dark chocolate bitterness linger. Wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2011
A deep dark brown porter with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a peaty chocolate, coffee grinds and wood extract. In mouth, a nice smooth porter with light peaty notes, grassy, a bit light bodied but nice. Cask at Beau’s Oktoberfest Oct. 1 2011.

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