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Lake Trout Stout - Sebago Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | 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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PrimScrewhead

Rhode Island

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

03-12-2013 01:09:08 | More by PrimScrewhead
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-09-2013 23:50:12 | More by spycow
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My beer review served in a 8 oz. plastic hotel cup.

Black with a showy tan head. Several layers of lace left like one of those sand art things bottles.

Smells like roast malt, char and goey dark chocolate syrup. Has an encompassing leafy, muddy throughout.

Tastes like it smells only stronger. Bittersweet chocolate and coffee with a lovely bitter roast malt back and fade. Mud puddle earthyness.

A bit thin for most stouts but downright chewy at 4.75% abv.

Lake Trout is Sebago's epiphany beer; far better than anything else in their portfolio. Three years ago I actually heard an argument about this very subject break out two rows in front of me during a Phish concert.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 00:05:20 | More by donkeyrunner
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Kreizler

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-17-2013 18:06:09 | More by Kreizler
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Tschnab

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-23-2013 16:27:52 | More by Tschnab
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deebo

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 17:13:26 | More by deebo
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ScottHeidrich119

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-18-2012 00:26:43 | More by ScottHeidrich119
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

10-16-2012 00:35:58 | More by zekeman17
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h4ger

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-15-2012 02:04:06 | More by h4ger
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RyanMarshall27

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

09-11-2012 01:31:58 | More by RyanMarshall27
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-07-2012 20:24:07 | More by mendvicdog
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ncstephen


4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

08-26-2012 21:10:34 | More by ncstephen
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on nitro-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer has a great cascade along the chestnut and auburn body, leveling off with a thin, dense, light tan head that looks creamy smooth. Aromas of roast coffee, dark chocolate, and a solid roasted grain in the background. Flavors of coffee, both roasted and bitter, on a light, dry body. Dark chocolate and charcoal lace the tongue and roof of the mouth while you drink, with the solid coffee bitter keeping the palate in check. Smokey and roasted aftertaste, with a curtain of lacing all over the glass. The finish is bitter and dry, just as it should be. Very tasty and smooth.

Serving type: nitro-tap

08-24-2012 22:47:05 | More by GarthDanielson
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-19-2012 23:19:20 | More by Sammy
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-17-2012 17:42:21 | More by Bdel34
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A dark brown with just a hint of red in there. Thick and dense light brown head. Fades slowly leaving a nice swirly lacework behind.

S: Nice roasty aroma. Mainly coffee with a bunch of oatmeal that adds some nice creaminess. A hint of bitter dark chocolate and a touch of smoke.

T: Smooth oatmeal with some smokey/charred malt. Coffee mainly and just a hint of dark chocolate but not much. Fairly bitter with all the smoke and coffee. The oatmeal tries to smooth it out but doesn't quite make it.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and creamy.

O: Not a bad stout. On the very roasty and smokey side. Low sweetness; quite bitter. Almost no sign of chocolate which probably would have helped balance it out.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 03:42:05 | More by Dope
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zhumphrey

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-15-2012 00:05:18 | More by zhumphrey
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raythealeman

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-09-2012 01:49:37 | More by raythealeman
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rjpetrizzo


3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-08-2012 20:23:58 | More by rjpetrizzo
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a thin beige head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains chocolate, caramelized malts, honey and touches of hops & dark fruit.

T: The taste starts out with mildly sweet flavors of chocolate, caramel, licorice and dark fruit. Then a hearty but thin for the style malt character comes in. There is also some smokiness in the background. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly smoky.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry but very clean for the style.

O: Tasty and complex, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style and yet slightly different. At first sip, this was a difficult beer for me to judge. However, as I kept drinking, this beer continued to grow on me. It’s lighter than most stouts and a lot more complexity than your typical chocolate intensity. If you’re one of those people (like I’ve been) that think big stouts are either too thick and heavy to drink for a long time and that the milder stouts are too dry and lacking in flavor to keep your interest, then this is the beer you may want to try. While I’m not giving anywhere close to all 5’s for this beer, this has definitely been one of the more unexpectedly interesting and enjoyable reviews that I’ve written.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 04:02:47 | More by TheManiacalOne
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into NB globe. Pitch black pour with a nice thick brown head. It looks really nice; the brown/tan head just looks thick and creamy.
Really nice aromas of roasted chocolate and vanilla. Taste is of bitter roasted malts, slight chocolate and nice vanilla notes. Nice oatmeal and hop balance as well. It feels a bit thin; missing real body, and slightly bitter, but overall a good stout. Just wish the abv was higher.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 23:47:36 | More by DrinkSlurm
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jburchett

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-04-2012 22:18:05 | More by jburchett
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justinp

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-28-2012 00:03:14 | More by justinp
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steph1974

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

06-22-2012 23:40:14 | More by steph1974
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Maureen


3/5  rDev -21.1%

06-16-2012 14:01:11 | More by Maureen
Lake Trout Stout from Sebago Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.