Cold Smoke Smoked Porter – Mt Begbie Brewing Co. (Revelstoke, BC, Canada)

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Cold Smoke Smoked Porter – Mt Begbie Brewing Co., 6.5% ABV, 650ml., (Revelstoke, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft beer*)


printed on the front-left label:

“Dry powder snow hanging in the air like ‘Cold Smoke’. It’s the ultimate winter-sport fantasy, and the reason people from all over the globe flock to BC each winter. Hop into this Beechwood smoked rich malty Porter – the only friend you need on a powder day!”

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  • Style: Smoked (Porter)
  • Taste: Toffee-caramel barley malt light smoke becomes cloying-heavy
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $6 CAD – 650ml., December 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: nah

Visual: Pours beer bottle brown with a smallish dissipating head, ringed and island retention, fast singular streams here and there.

Nose: sweet toffee barley malt, a little booze and a little smoke. (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: crisp, incoming dense sweetness

Mid-palate: toffee/caramel barley malt, background alcoholic tang, borderline heavy (lvl-7-sweet)

Finish: mildly astringent soft woody smoke exhale, lingering sweet barley malts, subtle

Summary: Big caramel toffee sweetness with just a bit of smoke. It becomes cloying, somewhat heavy, and linear halfway through.