Smouldering Smoked Porter – Moody Ales (Port Moody, BC, Canada)

Smoulder Smoked Porter – Moody Ales, 6.9% ABV – 19 IBU, 650ml., (Port Moody, BC, Canada) (*local craft beer*)

on the front-left label:

“Ever wanted to drink the char marks on a steak? Now you can! Our Smouldering Smoked 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.”

Grains: pale malt, crystal 40, crystal 80, chocolate, black patent, beechwood smoked malt

Hops: willamette, East Kent goldings


  • Style: (beechwood) Smoked Porter
  • Taste: Straightforward sweet smoked soft roast bittersweet barley malt
  • Where I got it : Legacy Liquor / Vancouver
  • How much: $7.60 (after 10% off) – 650ml., December 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: decent but not exciting

Visual: (cellared for 1 year). Pours a very dark brown with a massive super creamy thick head, ultra tight clusters of active small streams. Awesome.

Nose: sweet, clean beechwood smoked malts (lvl-9)-pungency

Attack: crisp, thinner body, medium sweet light smoked malt entry

Mid-palate: (lvl-5-sweetness), stealth background light sour, light bittersweet woody roast barley malt,

Finish: medium-heavy smoked malt exhale, light char

Summary: The smokiness is certainly there, and it’s nice that it is controlled and sippable. There isn’t much complexity or depth to the thinnish body though; each sip is pretty much the same and there’s not a whole lot to explore. ABV well-hidden, solid, but predictable.