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Lake Louie Tommys Porter - Lake Louie Brewery Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

113 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lake Louie Brewery Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-17-2002)
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Wisconsin

Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a rich, dark black body that comes out quite thick. The head is off white and about a half finger thick before fading away to a lace after a couple of minutes. No carbonation is present and no light is permitted through the jet black body. A little nicer head and this would have been a real beauty.

S - Lots of dark roasted malts up front. Chocolate, caramel and cream notes bring a nice balance and seem to subdue any sort of over the top bitterness from the roasted malts. Overall a very solid smelling brew. Faint earthy notes are also present and have me looking forward to the first sip.

T - Initial taste isn't as full or complex as I was expecting based off the smell, but the beer is still relatively cold so I am going to let it warm for a bit before going further. As the beer warms the roasted malt body along with the chocolate, caramel and cream notes start to become more pronounced.

M - Full bodied brew with the right amount of carbonation. Entering the mouth lots of dark roasted malts hit the tongue. A faint amount of carbonation cleanses the palate and gets the mouth ready for the chocolate, cream and caramel finish. Very smooth and easy drinking porter.

D - Pretty solid porter. The malt backbone that is not overbearingly bitter makes this beer one that could be drank quite frequently.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2009 23:39:00 | More by Wisconsin
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Pours brown with a nice, fluffy well-retained head. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of dried fruit some roast, mild coffee. The dried fruit aspect gives a sour touch that I'm not fond of.

The taste is of coffee and chocolate with dried fruits, that, like the smell, give a sour touch. Fortunately the roast and coffee/chocolate comes through strong enough to keep the fruit aspect in the back, especially as it warms. I enjoyed the second bottle more than the first, and bumped up the score slightly.

It is pretty smooth, but there is a fizz that cuts into it initially.

I had two bottles, and the second was better. Wondering if the first was old or infected. Still the second bottle had a nice malty/mildly roasty character. I will try it again when I see it.

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A: Dark brown, nearly black body with a finger of fine tan head. Ok retention, good lacing. Solid.

S: Lots of sweet chocolate malt and dark fruit. Big cherry presence. Interesting.

T: Molasses, raisin, chocolate, and root beer. Sweet, spicy, and a little syrupy on the finish. All right.

M: Lightly carbonated light-to-medium body. A bit on the spritzy side for a Porter.

O: Decent but forgettable.

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This porter makes me think I got a bad bottle when I reviewed the milk stout, as the porter is quite nice.

At first glance, the beer appears black and opaque, but when held to the light, it shows that it is truly a translucent garnet. The foam is tannish, and while it receded quickly to a thin one eight inch ring, the beer is amply carbonated.

The primary aroma comes from what I presume to be a chocolate malt - sort of a Hershey's special dark smell.

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A - Dark cola brown, with a 1.5 finger tan head. Leaves a collar around glass and there are blobs of lacing.

S - Some roasted malt that gives a coffee like scent, nuttiness, and a light sweet cola scent.

T - Straight forward roasted malts, with light chocolate, caramel, and cola sweetness. Not overly sweet, but there is no bitter component to the taste.

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Lake Louie Tommys Porter from Lake Louie Brewery Company
86 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.