JSP – Johnny Smoke Porter


WOW01Wolf of the Willows is a brewing company established by Scotty and Renae McKinnon in November 2014. They have a passion for producing hand crafted, modern ales that are distinct in quality, flavour and character – what they like to call ‘Ales of Distinction’.

Tasting notes from the brewer: Pouring dark brown to light black in colour, the senses are met with aromas of espresso, dark chocolate and campfire smoke. Rauch (smoked), Munich, chocolate, brown and black malts provide a firm malt profile that is smoky yet balanced by malt sweetness on the palate. The inclusion of East Kent Goldings and Willamette hops provides an earthy but gentle bitterness. With a smooth, moderate body and medium carbonation, this new take on the classic robust porter finishes with layers of chocolate, espresso and hints of smoke. Smoke up Johnny….. 

Style: Porter    ABV: 5.2%


Jacob Harris
Jacob Harris

"Where there’s smoke..."

As soon as I read the name on the bottle, I was confident I’d be a fan of this brew. And on trying it I wasn’t disappointed. As dark and smoky as the name suggests, this smooth and creamy drop would go well with a Cuban cigar on a rainy winter’s night.

Would I buy it again? Yes, I absolutely would.

Paul Skelton
Paul Skelton



Would I buy it again? No.