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Lake Trout Stout - Sebago Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | 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:
Beer added by: BillyBrew on 07-21-2002

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
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to knifestyles for this extra.

Poured into darkness snifter.

Pours a very little layer of khaki head. Color is pretty much black.

Aroma: Very muted. Some roasted notes and chocolate. Not to much here.

Taste: Roasted malts and bitter coffee with some chocolate. Almost has a burnt malt flavor. Some vanilla notes, but not much going on here.

Mouthfeel: Roasted and dry. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends very dry and roasted, just as it starts.

Overall, this beer is a fairly average stout. Not very much going on here. It does pair very well with sweet dark chocolate, however. This beer is simply average overall.

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.16/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.2/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought this down at trader joe's. I've had this a number of times on tap at Sebago and its a solid stout. It doesn't have a tremendous nose or taste, but its a solid drinking stout. The only things I can really tell going on here are coffee and some burnt notes. Its none too heavy for a stout but a really nice local example of the style.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of kevinglin
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured on nitro at the Sebago Brewing Co. restaurant next to The Maine Mall in Portland. Arrived to my seat with virtually no head, but the cascading effect resulting in a thin, 1/2-finger layer of white tight foam on top of a pitch-black body, with hints of ruby in the brew. While the head was thin, it persisted until the end of the drink and left "rings' around the glass until the pint was finished.

Not much to the aroma - this is listed as an American Stout but to me, it poured, smelled and tasted like a standard Irish Dry. Some roasty maltiness in the smell, but not much else. The taste belies the aroma - there is more flavor than I was expecting given the weak aroma. Roasty chocolates dominate the flavor. Low carbonation levels with a medium body.

Overall, a decent stout, not great or world class, but certainly enjoyable.

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3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours an opaque black with brown edges and a small head that quickly fades to a ring.

Smell: Strong notes of coffee dominate, with lighter notes of coffee and fruit.

Taste: Light roastiness upfront, with some sweet malts that come through in the center. The finish is roasty with a chocolate sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied, low carbonation, a bit thin.

Drinkability: The thinness is a little off-putting, but the flavors are nice.

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3.41/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – 22 oz bottle from Julio's. Hope its better than the the Runabout Red I had awhile back. In my pint glass it pours opaque black with a one finger mocha head. The head falls pretty quickly, but on its way down it leaves a nice coating of sticky lacing.

Smell – Solid coffee and dark chocolate roast upfront. There is a hint of hops in there, but this is a malt first stout through and through.

Taste – Coffee with hints of charcoal on the first sip. After that I keep getting the same basic flavor, with increasing smoothness. Starts off a bit sweet and finishes dry. Hops are just there for balance, not contributing any complexity. Basically the whole thing is just a study in roast, coffee, chocolate and charcoal, thats it.

Mouthfeel – Strong fizzy carbonation keeps the slightly chewy body in check.

Drinkability & Notes – Yawn, a drinkable enough stout, but it doesn't leaving craving that next sip. An adequate offering from Sebago, but not enough to have me search out any of their other offering, particularly after how much I disliked Runabout Red.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Lake Trout Stout from Sebago Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.