Olde Winston Smoked Porter – Off the Rail Brewing Co. (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Olde Winston Smoked Porter – Off The Rail Brewing Company, 5.4% ABV, 650 ml., (Vancouver, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft beer*)


  • Style: (Porter) Smoked
  • Taste: Smoked sweet thin barley malt dry dark choco coffee exhale charred wood bitter
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $6.10 CAD – 650 ml., February 2016
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: okay but not great

Visual: Warning: gusher upon opening: Pours ultra dark brown with a humongous lasting frothy head, tight clustered waves at the bottom of the glass.

Nose: soft sour malt smoked sweet barley. (lvl-6)-intensity

Attack: crisp-airy CO2

Mid-palate: creamy-tingly-fizzy, (lvl-5-sweetness), encroaching smoked medium roasted barley malt, cola, metallic off-flavour (from the cap)

Finish: dry dark chocolate, coffee exhale, charred wood bitter, subtle lingering bitter hops

Summary: The smoked malt flavour is decent, but it doesn’t have any especially captivating nuances. It’s thin in the mids and is a kind of like a low amplitude beer.