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Lake Trout Stout - Sebago Brewing Company

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134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sebago Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Lake Trout Stout is midnight black with a thick and creamy head. It is a full bodied stout brewed with oatmeal and plenty of hops to balance the roasted barley. Our stout is an experience. It tastes the same way it looks - dark and rich. It is named after the famous deep water Sebago Lake Togue or Lake Trout which inhabit the depths of Maine's deepest lake. Enjoy.

32 IBU

(Beer added by: BillyBrew on 07-21-2002)
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Ratings: 134 | Reviews: 71 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by sprucetip:
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3.55/5  rDev -6.3%

A bottle from Lou's Beverage Barn in Augusta, ME. Stored on a shelf, not cooled, and exposed to light. For how long shall remain a mystery.

Look great. Huge chocolaty head with amazing, almost annoying retention. Lacing is good too. Black with just a hint of highlights.

Smell is mostly of roasted grains, a bit of sweetness, and an almost coffee like sharpness. Some legs.

Taste follows the nose. Black patent and chocolate malt dominate, some malty sweetness, along with coffee and bitter chocolate like flavors, whether they used those ingredients or not. A bit out of balance on the sharp bitter side, but I prefer my stouts to err in this direction as opposed to not being roasty enough. But a bit more of a malty backbone and malty sweetness would amp this one up on the ratings scale for me.

Very light fiz and modestly creamy texture. Some lingering bitterness after the finish.

A bomber was plenty. If there was a bit more sweetness and malt to balance the assertive roastiness, I'd be chugging it. Overall, an admirable effort. A solid, if unremarkable, American Stout.

01-18-2009 04:14:03 | More by sprucetip
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

06-15-2012 23:25:58 | More by Cavanaghty
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Bottled 8-4-12
A-attractive creamy tan head. Clear with a chocolate brown color
S-aromas of coffee, sweet toasted dark malt-very nice
T-spot on with the nose. The malts are rich without being too bitter
M-very smooth, moderate carbonation
O-easy drinking full flavored excellent stout. Successfully Walks the line of being rich dark malt flavor without being over the top bitter

12-24-2012 17:13:26 | More by deebo
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-04-2012 22:18:05 | More by jburchett
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Deep and rich, this stout boasts huge coffee flavors, and has obviously been brewed with massive amounts of chocolate malt, maybe even black malt (as I do detect an ashy undertone). Even the mouthfeel is heavy, resembling more cream than water. A good, thick layer of hops lies underneath, and while the bottle does say that it's there to "balance the roasted barley," it seems to me that it ends up catalyzing it.

I'm torn on how to rate this beer, because while I do enjoy it, I also recognize that the sheer overpowering taste means that this brew rides a razor's edge, and comes very close to plunging into the unpalatable abyss. So if you really--and I mean REALLY--love thick, heavy, black coffee flavors, you've gotta give this one a try. But if even a Guinness is already pretty out there for you, then I'd suggest you stay away.

08-14-2011 16:11:16 | More by jondeelee
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-18-2013 21:10:52 | More by Sinnian
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4.35/5  rDev +14.8%

Deep dark brown, nearly black with garnet highlights. A two-inch high head rises up thick and bulbous and fat and rounded and slowly sinks back to an inch high mound with fat bubbles loudly bursting slowly.

Rich aroma of espresso and dark chocolate, molasses and currant.

Richer flavor of darkly roasted malt, burnt espresso and dark chocolate, smokey and leathery, charred bark, finish of burnt oak. Great flavor, very complex, reminds a lot of an imperial.

Full and creamy mouthfeel upfront, thins out across the tongue, finishes tingly.

Very tasty, highly drinkable, an incredibly flavorful sessionable beer. Happened upon this and had to try just cuz of the name, it was a very happy accident.

04-17-2009 01:13:23 | More by far333
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3.6/5  rDev -5%

This was a good find, a good addition to the selection at the store.

This pours a nice dark color, good head, nice lacing. Greta taste, and great smell. The palate is of roasted coffee and chocolate, very yummy...

another good comparison to this is the Grand Imperial Porter from Poland.

07-14-2010 22:27:19 | More by StevenBilodeau
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.8%

01-15-2012 01:58:39 | More by acurtis
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3.98/5  rDev +5%

I bought this at Tully's in Wells ME.Great place to buy beer.This pours a dark coffee/like brown,almost black.The head is a little small though,only about one finger.A real nice roasted malt coffee smell,very refreshing.A deep rich coffee flavor with bits of chocolate and something sweet,Carmel?
A nice mouthfeel thats pretty heavy but good,and normal for this type.This is a very good beer and if I can find it in CT I will have it again.Otherwise it's off to Tully's.

10-12-2005 03:44:41 | More by jmz62565
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-19-2012 23:19:20 | More by Sammy
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-17-2012 17:42:21 | More by Bdel34
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Rhode Island

3.15/5  rDev -16.9%

Originally reviewed on May 21, 2006. Julios Spring Beer Festival. Light coffee aroma. Pour of murky dark black chocolate with a lacy rim of tan. Flavor is a sweet, but thin, film of oily coffee residue and chocolate covered espresso beans. Oak, tannins and cocoa butter dryness play out in the backend. Really not all that enticing to me. Finish of dry cherries.

12-10-2006 03:02:07 | More by CharlesDarwin
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-17-2013 18:06:09 | More by Kreizler
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

A pretty nice beer. I am sure with a few more reviews its rating will improve. I think part of the reason I liked it so much is simple...I was in the mood for a mild ABV stout. Poured deep black, with a slight tinge of red. Its head reminded me an Irish Dry Stout. Nice foamy head, smooth character. A silky body, followed by a healthy dose of very dry hops.

Not the best Americna Stout in New England but not a bad one at all. I will definatley seek out some of this breweries other offerings.

03-01-2006 16:25:44 | More by FLAbeergutinMASS
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3.6/5  rDev -5%

Exceptionally dark with a pillow light chocolate head an good lacing. Smell is mainly malty with some smoke and hop elements. Taste is a tame malt on the front, with a hint of coffee, light smoke and hops. Mouthfeel is light slightly oily on the start with a strong hop bitterness in the finish. Drinkability is ok, but just a tad harsh ion bitterness on teh finish.

05-05-2006 23:15:32 | More by edchicma
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-23-2014 00:29:52 | More by DanE
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3.63/5  rDev -4.2%

Aroma is rich roasted coffee and chocolate. Deep black color with a thumb thick tan head. Roasty and bitter. Bitter baker’s chocolate. Very smooth mouthfeel, but much more roasty than it should be for a sweet stout. Could use a lot more creamy, vanilla sweetness than it has to balance it...and make it taste like an actual sweet stout.

02-25-2006 21:11:07 | More by Jredner
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4.1/5  rDev +8.2%

22oz bomber into nonic.

Pitch black with only a hint of ruby light coming in at the very edges down at the bottom. A frothy one finger light brown head slowly settles to a razor thin cap with a thick rim.

Bitter roasty malts that mimic dark coffee. Maybe a touch of dark chocolate.

The roasty malts are extra bitter, this almost seems like just a step below a RIS without the massive hops. The plain coffee bean flavor is in the flavor as well. Full bodied, good carbonation. The finish is the lingering bitter malts.

I really like this stout. It's solid, but doesn't put you out like an RIS or Export Stout. Not quite a session beer but it's very drinkable. Plain ol' American Stouts don't have much complexity, but this one has just a touch of it. Recommended.

06-16-2008 03:02:37 | More by BeerSox


3.88/5  rDev +2.4%

A dense group of mixed bubbles create a rock light carmel brown head. Fades very slow leaving considerable scattered lace. Body is a silky jet blackness. Nose is nice with big mocha tones that are deep and rich with chocolate and coffee. Enters the mouth thinner than the nose had led me to expect. A bit of burnt malt and creamy bitter bakers chocolate work on the front of the tongue to the back. Dry coffee black notes linger on the back of the tongue and create a bitter thick mouthfeel. Some slight smokey notes are there to. Nicely drinkable.

10-29-2008 19:40:13 | More by SPLITGRIN
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3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

22oz bomber
A) Pours with half inch tan head. Lacing is thin bubbled and sticky. Opaque.
S) Coffee. Bread. Hop notes are very faint.
T) Smoky. Coffee. Cocoa. Very light hops in the finish. Lingering chocolate and coffee in the aftertaste.
M) Thick. Chewy. Full bodied. Gritty.
D) A good stout. Well crafted.

08-11-2009 02:01:03 | More by u2carew
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

09-11-2012 01:31:58 | More by RyanMarshall27
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-27-2013 23:01:32 | More by hockeypuck
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South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +8.2%

Part of the sebago collection I recieved from my good friend Matt up north. Decided to do the vertical/horizontal/ whatever it is of all of them. Poured into a pint glass,lol.

black as night, dark oil like liquid. Huge tan head had a very very slow fade and left lots of lace all the way down the glass. Looked just like a stout should look....thick.

Smell was very robust, deep roasted coffee and dark german chocolate. Hints of a sugary or caramel sweetness as well. Taste was very thick and complex. Big deep roasted flavor, almost a burnt taste to it. Lots of flavors of coffee and german dark chocolate. Cery thick feel, but not syrupy, great carbonation led to a great silk like feel. Nice big hoppy finish left a very long lingering burnt aroma, I could literally taste it for 20 mins after the last sip, very outstanding full flavor

07-18-2011 17:23:11 | More by mikesgroove
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-17-2013 16:05:38 | More by grittly
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Lake Trout Stout from Sebago Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.