Smouldering Smoked Porter – Moody Ales

From Moody Ales out of Port Moody comes their “Smouldering Smoked Porter” a beer I acquired in their new 946ml crowler cans.  I poured this entire can into my brand new 56oz glass (what a great Christmas gift).  The beer poured a deep black with a big brown head with some lasting lacing.  The aroma consists of roasted malts, smoke and some caramel.  The flavour is of huge smoke, roasted malts, burnt coffee, wood, bitterness, chocolate and a mild dark fruit finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.9% with an IBU of 19.  I am not a huge fan of smoked beer but I thought I would give this one a chance.  It is not something I would drink every day but if you like a good smoked ale this would be a great choice.

Commercial Description:  Ever wanted to drink the char marks on your steak?  Now you can!  Our Smouldering Porter contains copious amounts of beechwood smoked malts and is fermented with a clean yeast to showcase the smoky aromas of barbecued meats and wood fire.  It is equally well suited to the summer, where it pairs well with charred red meat, and the winter, where it pairs well with the fireplace.


Black IPA – Brasserie Dunham (December 24, 2013)

Beer Advent Calendar 2013

From Dunham Quebec’s Brasserie Dunham comes their “Black IPA”.  This Black India Pale Ale pours a deep black with a huge billowing brown head.  It actually takes a while to pour a glass of this beer.  The aroma consists largely of roasted malts and smoke with come chocolate, toffee and lots of hops.  The flavour is of huge smoke and roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, pine and lots of hops bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.7% with an IBU of 95.  If you enjoy a highly smokey dark IPA then this will be your beer for sure.

Commercial Description:  Ruby-Black Ale American-inspired, combining the freshness of Americans Centennial and Chinook hops to the richness of English Marris Otter malt, Crystal, ambréset roasted. It is robust, round and dry at once. The best of both worlds (IPA and Stout).

Translated from french: “Ale rubis-noire d’inspiration américaine, qui allie la fraîcheur des houblons américans Centennial et Chinook à la richesse des malts anglais Marris Otter, Crystal, ambréset torréfiés. Elle est robuste, ronde et sèche à la fois. Le meilleur des deux mondes (IPA et Stout).”

Beer Advent Calendar 2013

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