In this beer blog, we are going to get into Lake Of Bays Old North Mocha Porter. This craft brewery is from Canada. They are part of the government back company in Canada. There is not much history on this craft brewery. There is nothing on their website and not much on the website. Let us get into this porter.
This porter has a jet black color with a light tan color head that is really not there anymore. The aroma has a coffee to chocolate notes. The taste has a nice creamy chocolate notes with a dry coffee finish for the aftertaste. It is a sipping beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Best enjoyed with a hearty meal and a nip in the air, this porter derives its rich character from roasted barley, chocolate malts and locally roasted coffee. Bold and robust, Old North Mocha Porter is a faithful expression of the intrepid frontier spirit.
Here is a description from their website (www.lakeofbaysbrewing.ca):
Roasted barley and chocolate malt lend this porter its full, rich character, and the addition of locally roasted coffee takes the flavour profile still further. This is the fourth year we’ve brought you this delicious autumn seasonal, brewed in collaboration with Diesel House Coffee Roasters. A fitting tribute to the Old North we call home.
Pours almost black with beautifully creamy, mocha-coloured foam. Upon further inspection, the colours are actually deep ruby, garnet and dark brown. The aromas include cappuccino, mocha, chocolate and vanilla with a hint of molasses and pie crust. The flavours include subtle sweetness with dark chocolate, mild coffee and tiramisu. The mouth feel is dry (fairly mild) with some initial sweetness. The finish is medium-to-moderate bitterness that lingers and delivers a nice coffee profile that arrives quite late. 8% alc./vol.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing, I have to say I enjoyed this beer. I know most breweries in Canada makes some great brews. Their weakest is beyond far better than most bad craft breweries in the states. There is a nice balance from the coffee and the porter notes. Porter has some burn chocolate and natural coffee notes. Lake Of Bays added some coffee and made it a focus on in this brew. They did a great job to make the coffee notes shine but not over take the beer. This is a like an cold Mocha coffee. I highly recommend this beer if you can find it. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser