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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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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

steph1974, Jun 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Maureen, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of Cavanaghty
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Cavanaghty, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of dseiters
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

dseiters, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

nmann08, May 20, 2012
Photo of BEERMILER12
3.98/5  rDev +5%

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)

BEERMILER12, May 16, 2012
Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -20.8%

rderedin, Apr 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

clord717, Mar 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

bakerm3, Feb 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

valdieuer, Feb 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Cmsalzberg, Feb 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

acurtis, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of Daktyls
3.98/5  rDev +5%

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.

Daktyls, Dec 31, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

MaineMike, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

ale207, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Exiled, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Donsmitty, Dec 06, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

LostHighway, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Burt, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Satchboogie, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

pwsoldier, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of morebeergood
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

morebeergood, Aug 31, 2011
Photo of ggilman
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%

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'!

ggilman, Aug 28, 2011
Photo of godlessape
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

godlessape, Aug 21, 2011
Lake Trout Stout from Sebago Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.