Far be it from me to tell you what to drink, but if you’re sitting around in your robe with a box of dry cookies and no place to hurry off to, this one is near perfect.
I wouldn’t typically dunk cookies in beer, but then I thought… why the hell not? These particular ones were kind of dull to start with, but after guiding them through the dark water, something more like biscotti emerged from the glass pool.
Lake of Bays Old North Mocha Porter fills a vessel with a beautiful coffee brown, capped with a foamy, toasted marshmallow-like head that doesn’t stick around particularly long.
The flavour is deeply roasted with plenty of bitter, dark chocolate. At 8.0%, there’s some booziness and vanilla bean as well, but mostly it’s cold coffee with a touch of sweetness.
Aside from cookies, this would also go with dense, dark cake, The Lakeview veggie burger (dry, but tasty) or campfires.
I already have plans for my next bottle, but that has to wait until I pick up another ingredient. If it looks as good as I think it will, it’ll show up on Instagram. And if it tastes as good as I hope, you’ll likely see it here as well.
Lake of Bays Old North Mocha Porter
Availability: LCBO ($9.95 / 750ml bottle), pubs & restaurants.
Special Features: Made with Crazy Goat coffee, from Diesel House Coffee Roasters (Bracebridge, Ontario).
Stats: 8% ABV, 19 IBUs