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


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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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!

WheatKing's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, - APR 26, 2012
The body’s good enough and the coffee meshes well with the porter so I’m happy with it. Not jumping around but a little grin. That’s all I could ask for I suppose. The head was quite beautiful. Coffee was mostly in the smell and slightly in the aftertaste, didn’t carry a punch, but I guess that’s not what they were going for. Very good for a new brewery, looking forward to the future.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_sully (346) - - OCT 21, 2015
Minimal tan head, rich dark brown body. Aroma of cocoa. Taste of cocoa and light sweetness. Not bitter, very little coffee flavour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
samzim (351) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
Coffee and chocolate aroma. Opaque brown colour. Bitter coffee front with sour finish. Heavy body with lively carbonation. A bit of an odd beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (1236) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 15, 2015
Aroma is fairly subtle but I get chocolate, mocha, vanilla and coffee. Taste is light and not too complex overall, same chocolate and vanilla and caramels as aroma but sadly finished quite flat. Appearance is black with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Randy4Beer (399) - - APR 26, 2015
I’ve had this in past years and was on the fence about picking up the 2014. Glad I did. They’ve upped the abv by more than a 50% increase, and the aromas and flavours seem to pop all the more for it. The body is dark, the head is mocha. Not a lot of lacing going on. Aromas are mocha, dark bitter chocolate, and cafe au lait. A fairly thick mouthfeel, borderline syrupy. The tastes are a beautiful blend of bitter and sweet. Dark chocolate, some coffee, but a mocha sweetness in the mix too. Even a hint of red fruit giving it some juiciness. Overall, they’ve greatly improved the recipe in my opinion, and I’d pick up this version annually. Gladly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8317) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle, the first beer on TvM’s Bachelor Party Northwest Ale Trail Expedition. Deep dark hearty looking pour. Dry cocoa and light coffee, medium bodied, finishes with a coppery/bitten lip metallic tang. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5068) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
750ml bottle pours dark brown, almost black in color with a finger of light brown head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is coffee and chocolate with some roasted grain notes. Taste is a dark fruit and chocolate malty sweetness with a coffee and roasted grain bitterness. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. A typical brew for the style and only somewhat recommended, maybe for another notch on the beer belt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (1882) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Black with a small brown head. Aroma is mild coffee, chocolate, soy sauce, roasted grains. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel, slightly roasty on the palate with an umami finish, hint of metallic aftertaste. Taste is chocolate, subtle coffee, dates, very light roast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
XaenDovet (1239) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle share. Dark brown. Aroma of coffee, salt water, metallic, light chocolate. Taste is sweet and bitter. Low carbonation, slightly thin and oily, smooth, and a gentle dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ljthiessen (901) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle. Very dark pour with a dense mocha head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee, a little creamy, and fairly sweet. Flavour has some roasty bitterness, mixture of dark chocolate and bitter coffee with some sweet milk chocolate too. Smells delicious but flavour doesn't quite come together for me. Fairly rich texture though, and some good things going on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewGoblin (591) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
I am not sure if there is an old Old North Mocha Porter floating around but my edition from 2014 is 8%ABV in a 750ml bottle. Dang pretty she is, darker than your average porter but still some dark ruby transparency. Beige and mellow is the topper, leaving handsome lacing in the liquids stead. Billowing breaths of dark coffee, dark chocolate, basement, nuts, wood and roasted malts comprise the aroma that entices one to drink a wonderfully well matched taste. Roasty bitterness is barely balanced by chocolate malt sweetness, a lightly oily and thicker than average body make this mid carbonated Porter a real winter treat. Alcohol is not present in taste but this is definitely a warmer. Banger of a brew!

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