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Lake Trout Stout - Sebago Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.23%
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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Maureen


3/5  rDev -20.8%

06-16-2012 14:01:11 | More by Maureen
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Cavanaghty

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

06-15-2012 23:25:58 | More by Cavanaghty
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dseiters

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-13-2012 07:25:24 | More by dseiters
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-20-2012 23:38:28 | More by nmann08
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very dark brown (almost black) with almost no head

S: Roasted malts and black coffee dominant with hints of dark chocolate

T: Follows the nose, very roasty with notes of coffee and bitter dark chocolate. The coffee gives it quite a bitter finish

M: Medium bodied with low-moderate carbonation. A tad bit thin, but it works with the abv nicely

O: An easy going stout that is nice and simple. Probably more suitable for the colder months, but still does fine in the warm weather. Certainly pairs well with a lot of their food (as most of their beers do)

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 05:33:23 | More by BEERMILER12
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rderedin

Maine

3/5  rDev -20.8%

04-21-2012 03:46:15 | More by rderedin
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clord717

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-03-2012 23:33:44 | More by clord717
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bakerm3

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-22-2012 01:53:11 | More by bakerm3
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valdieuer

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-10-2012 00:46:54 | More by valdieuer
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Cmsalzberg

Maine

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-02-2012 00:46:19 | More by Cmsalzberg
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.8%

01-15-2012 01:58:39 | More by acurtis
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Daktyls

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pitch black color with a minimal mocha color heat that dissipates quickly to a small patch of fine bubbles in the center of the brew.

S: A bit of coffee in the nose followed by huge amounts of roasted barley and a hint of oats. Most else is quite masked by the barley and some malts.

T: Initial taste has earthy tones of malts and some light barley, a light amount of cocoa and a hint of coffee was detectable as well.

M: Mouthfeel is lighter than expected, with an almost watery sensation as one is enjoy the beer. Medium-light body that's light on carbonation.

O: Overall, certainly not bad, but this is not one of the more memorable stouts I have had.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 22:03:25 | More by Daktyls
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MaineMike

Maine

3/5  rDev -20.8%

12-17-2011 23:37:25 | More by MaineMike
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ale207

Maine

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-14-2011 20:43:14 | More by ale207
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-07-2011 02:08:39 | More by Exiled
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Donsmitty

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-06-2011 19:55:25 | More by Donsmitty
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LostHighway

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-28-2011 12:25:23 | More by LostHighway
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-23-2011 00:58:03 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Burt

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-22-2011 01:50:39 | More by Burt
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-16-2011 19:29:01 | More by Satchboogie
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pwsoldier

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-14-2011 19:52:11 | More by pwsoldier
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of this stout, and also the bourbon barrel aged version, back over the summer in Maine. Tonight I opened the regular version. Poured into a Great Divide Yeti tulip glass. First thing I noticed was the color - tar black. Darkest beer I have encountered in a while. Nice thin head and some attractive lacing marks on the glass. Smell reminded me a lot of an oyster stout I had recently - a bit mineral-like and sour. Flavor was dark and rich with coffee and chocolate. Notes on the bottle say this beer was brewed with oats, so that's an interesting addition. Mouthfeel was smooth and creamy, just like a good stout should be. A solidly built stout. I look forward to trying the barrel aged version this week to compare the two while still fresh in my mind. For under $4/bomber to go at the brewpub, this was a steal.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2011 04:33:19 | More by morebeergood
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ggilman

Maine

4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pulled out a 22 oz. bomber for brunch. Paired with bacon, fresh farm eggs, fingerling potatoes & fresh haddock fish cakes!

Pours deep black with a tan foamy head that settles to a wisp and laces the Sebago tulip glass nicely. Roasted coffee and roasted chocolate malt in the nose. Bitter chocolate, creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation helps to wash over my bacon greased palate. Dark coffee roasted flavors, with a slight bitterness. Paired with the relatively low ABV, this works great for brunch. Slight amaretto and dark dried fruit flavor comes through at the end.

Not as rich & luxurious as the bourbon barrel-aged variety, but a very solid go to stout all the same. Easy drinkin'!

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 17:55:46 | More by ggilman
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godlessape

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Midnight coffee black. A laser beam couldn't penetrate this stuff. Not much head to speak of here.

Smell: All coffee and roasted barley malt.

Taste: It tastes as dark as it looks, with a boat load of coffee notes and earthy barley malt.

Mouthfeel: A wee bit weak here--maybe it was my bottle. Not much carbonation at all.

Overall: I think this beer has some great flavor to it, but the lack of head and carbonation just didn't work well with me.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 05:30:03 | More by godlessape
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 16:11:16 | More by jondeelee
Lake Trout Stout from Sebago Brewing Company
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