Dino's Dark - Lake Louie Brewery Company
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dino's Dark from Lake Louie Brewery Company
84 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.