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Dino's Dark - Lake Louie Brewery Company

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84
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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lake Louie Brewery Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cokes on 05-04-2004)
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4.32/5  rDev +15.5%

zjt, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of scaliasux
3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Dark brown with a touch of red. Appears at least a little hazy. Short but persistent tannish head.

Smell - Rich medium roasted malts. Light chocolate, coffee, toffee, and raisin.

Taste - Dark malt flavors dominate. Sweet burnt coffee and toffee. Lemony hops in the finish. A little thinner than I expected.

Mouthfeel - Medium.

Overall - Nothing terrible, but a little more bitter and thinner than I'd prefer.

scaliasux, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

KAF, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of Dactrius
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Dactrius, May 16, 2014
Photo of tourdot
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

tourdot, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of Localdrinklax
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Localdrinklax, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of drpimento
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Decent enough. Poured at a good temperature with a smallish tan head that soon settled to little more than a ring and no lace. Color is a nice clear mahogany with a few bubble trails. Aroma I a malt, hop, a little roast, and some dark, ripe fruit. Flavor's much like nose with tang and bitter in front, slight sweet behind, medicine in background. Body/carbonation ok. Finish is like flavor, on the long side, generally speaking hoppy porters aren't my thing.

drpimento, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of paralyzer
3/5  rDev -19.8%

paralyzer, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of Strix
3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Opaque dark brown, decent head that hangs around.

Roasted malt, vague coffee note.

Roasted malt the primary flavor. Sort of a cola/cocoa/coffee note in the mix, but muted.

Mouthfeel somewhat thin, enough to detract.

Certainly drinkable and hits the right notes for a porter, but nothing overly special.

Strix, Nov 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

atuite, Jul 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

DonFrap, Sep 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7%

Ri0, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of tyleeis
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

tyleeis, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.18/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

3.5 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy tan head. Retention is good and a short ring of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Grainy roastiness, chocolate, and tangy caramel. Good, but the tanginess puts this at a bit "off." Moderately malty.

3.0 T: Like the nose, but the tangy tartness is increased. It's not an infection type tang, but it's a sign of something not being done right along the brewing process. Still, it's not bad.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. A touch crisp with a bit more creaminess.

3.0 D: Not bad, but not without problems. Good, strong flavors, but a couple bad ones as well.

DavoleBomb, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of seeswo
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

seeswo, May 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7%

martyl1000, Apr 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

whartontallboy, Jan 16, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

brandoman63, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of wallrock
4/5  rDev +7%

wallrock, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of SykDoc
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip. It pours a dark brown and forms a 1 inch head that reduces to a nice over-the-top lacing. It is opaque when held to the light.

The aroma is a nice roasted coffee blend combined with some milk and dark chocolate notes. Not real strong, but present and good.

The taste has a bit of the punch that the nose is missing. The roasted coffee, dark chocolate malty goodness is more prominent with a nice almost milky sweetness, and just a touch of hops.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a reasonable level of carbonation, that is not real prominent. It seems to fall a little flat and leaves a mild dryness.

Overall, this is a good beer and quite frankly, although nothing really stands out, I feel like I could drink a couple and enjoy them.

SykDoc, Aug 10, 2011
Photo of akorsak
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to eyncognito for this 12 oz bottle.

A: The porter is a dark syrupy brown color, light enough that copper hues are evident but dark enough to be opaque. A two and a half finger head cascaded as it receded. Mild lacing was left.

S: A touch of chocolate, a hint of coffee, the nose is light with barely enough oomph to register as a porter. Dark roasted grains take a while to emerge and even when they do, they aren't that strong.

T: Cocoa powder and coffee stand out, a quick turnabout from the nose. The mildly bitter coffee flavor leaves a lasting impression. A burnt toast flavor, heavily roasted, lingers after the coffee and cocoa pass. Mid-sip hops derail the flavor for a few seconds before the coffee and chocolate return. I'd rather not see that bitterness detract from the dark flavors.

M: The mouthfeel is clearly a porter, dark and roasted with a strong coffee presence. The hops stand out a little too much, detracting from the vibrant flavors.

D: The ale tastes much better than it smells, a nice porter that pushes a robust coffee and chocolate agenda.

akorsak, Oct 10, 2009
Photo of hughesm4
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank out of a bottle poured into a glass.
A. Pours a very dark brown, nearly black with no head.
S. Above average smell. You get a nice sweet and malty smell, but nothing overpowering
T. Sweet with a little coffee taste towards the end of the drink.
MD. Leaves a normal porter aftertaste in the mouth. Leaves the mouth a little dry, wanting another drink. Goes down very smooth for a porter.

hughesm4, Aug 10, 2009
Photo of mwa423
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured with a bit of head, the color is brown until you hold it up to light and immediately see it turn blood red.

S - Coffee and roasted malt a bit above average for style.

T - Good malt backbone and dead on for style. Not the best but if I wanted a session porter and could get more I would be all over this.

M/D - Smooth and decent, good for an average session beer

mwa423, Aug 10, 2009
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Dino's Dark from Lake Louie Brewery Company
84 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.