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Dino's Dark - Lake Louie Brewery Company

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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | 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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3.38/5  rDev -9.1%

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.

07-31-2014 02:23:45 | More by scaliasux
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

07-16-2014 01:39:13 | More by KAF
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

05-16-2014 21:21:51 | More by Dactrius
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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

04-10-2014 03:33:59 | More by tourdot
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

02-03-2014 01:43:02 | More by Localdrinklax
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3.4/5  rDev -8.6%

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.

12-14-2013 23:22:49 | More by drpimento
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

11-11-2013 03:40:31 | More by paralyzer
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3.3/5  rDev -11.3%

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.

11-08-2013 05:30:50 | More by Strix
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-13-2013 20:30:52 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-15-2013 01:57:32 | More by atuite
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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

09-21-2012 05:17:01 | More by DonFrap
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

09-03-2012 16:46:28 | More by Ri0
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-28-2012 23:40:06 | More by tyleeis
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3.18/5  rDev -14.5%

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.

07-18-2012 00:35:09 | More by DavoleBomb
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

05-12-2012 12:36:10 | More by seeswo
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-15-2012 00:07:38 | More by martyl1000
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-16-2012 03:43:58 | More by whartontallboy
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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

11-29-2011 23:23:11 | More by brandoman63
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-23-2011 17:13:36 | More by wallrock
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-19-2011 05:09:47 | More by johnhenryconway
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3.68/5  rDev -1.1%

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.

08-10-2011 03:53:59 | More by SykDoc
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3.78/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

10-10-2009 01:05:51 | More by akorsak
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3.83/5  rDev +3%

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.

08-10-2009 02:05:04 | More by hughesm4
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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

08-10-2009 02:03:30 | More by mwa423
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3.48/5  rDev -6.5%

A smokey malt smell after a no-head pour into a tremens glass. Overall a solid american porter but nothing at all spectacular. A little more smokey than I prefer, but with nothing else really going for it. I got it as an extra so I can't be dissapointed, but I wouldn't buy it again.

08-10-2009 01:56:55 | More by degerbah
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Dino's Dark from Lake Louie Brewery Company
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