Toasted and roasted grains lend a dark brown colour and notes of bread crust, hazelnut, chocolate, molasses, and sometimes a hint of smoke. At the table, these deep, earthy beers mirror the seared notes in charbroiled food, pairing particularly well with grilled beef and roasted vegetables. 600x600_brown And P GOLD: Yellow Dog Brewery's Shake a Paw Smoked Porter (Port Moody) This porter's on fire - at least, it's smoky like a campfire, with nice roasts and chocolate to balance SILVER: To Ol's Black Ball Porter (Denmark) Not for the faint of heart, this swaggerer tastes of chocolate, raisins, burnt sugar, and alcohol BRONZE: Moody Ales' Smouldering Smoked Porter (Port Moody) A smoked porter that makes no apologies for aggressive smoke, peat, and freshly turned earth