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

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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!


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gilvanblight (772) - Windsor, Ontario, - NOV 8, 2012
Looks like a coke. With head. Very strong coffee scent. Dark chocolate and something sweet. Very smoky mouth. Smoked cheese, smoked chocolate cheese. Thick. Sweet. Rich. Heavy. Nice but very rich, a bit too much. Good but a bit unbalanced.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (92) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bomber bottle. Nice chocolate aroma. Dark brown/black color with ruby highlights. Beige head, fades quickly. Chocolate evident in flavor. Full bodied. A little too sweet overall, but tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BigBeer45 (1248) - Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle from Champanes, this beer had a clear dark brown pour and gave a small off-white / light tan cover that receded to ring and small islands, the nose had aromas of toasted and roasted malt with coffee, a little chocolate, some brown sugar and caramel sweetness, the flavors were pretty much the same as the aroma except the coffee was a little bigger on the mouth than on the nose, the finish tasted like it had a little roasted malt bitterness and very little hop bitterness with some coffee flavor following, the mouth feel was light and thin and it had average carbonation, a so-so porter drink, at least it was drinkable unlike a couple of their other beers.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
punkska101 (880) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle from lcbo A: coffee/roasty, chocolate app: black thick white head. T/p: med body with light acidic finish velvety texture. O: fair. Like the texture, lack a bit of coffee aroma.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
guil0000 (254) - New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
Pours a black hazy color with a small beige head.nose is mostly coffee, with some chocolate, a bit of dark fruits also in there. Poor watery body with medium carbonation. Taste is where i think it’s unbalanced. Kind of sweet taste that finishes with a roastes bitterness. Not bad

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RhetoricalAns (235) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
Fairly black pour with a medium tan rocky head. Coffee aroma, dark chocolate. Taste is more chocolate, toasty, coffee. Medium-light body with slightly fizzy corbonation

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atheist_Peace (945) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
Dark brown pour, slightly transparent, with two fingers of tan head that recede slowly. Fair roasted coffee levels with a little chocolate on the nose. There’s a bit of dark fruit in there as well, but not much. More chocolate on the palate with lots of roast. The coffee notes seem to be subdued, but I’m more impressed than I was with the nose. A little light in body but perfectly serviceable stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swiseman (427) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
dark black in color with tan head. taste is quite sweet (some chocolate evident). possibly some smoke as well. heavy body. some coffee in the finish.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SlovakSniper (3118) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
Une grosse bouteille qui expulse un liquide foncé. Une couronne de mousse qui fond à vue d’oeil. Que vois-je? Le début d’une dentelle? Et bien oui! Un premier nez bien pauvre. Un second qui n’est pas riche. Et les autres qui retracent du café et du chocolat dans des proportions assez légères merci. Une essence de moka. Des saveurs végétales de café. Sur les papilles, c’est presque désagréable et franchement insipide. Des notes de piment fort. Un corps mince et presque trop pétillant. Une finale pleine d’eau avec une fantomatique présence du café et des notes actives de choses piquantes. Impossible de finir mon verre. Problématique. Allez, on verse le restant dans le bain. Sûrement efficace pour nettoyer le drain.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdobbs (375) - New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
brown chocolate, mocha, black coffee, roasted, black, toasted, chocolate malt character, with some brownie, fudgey, chocolate pudding flavours, leading towards a yeasty, coffee, mocha, chocolate cake, chocolate bran muffin, faint lingering roasty bitterness finish

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (3142) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
Une grosse bouteille. Un liquide brun avec une mousse beige. La mousse se dissipe rapidement. Un nez de chocolat, simple. La bouche est piquante, poussiéreuse, simple, mince et je ne vois pas le mocha.


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