Lake Louie Tommys Porter - Lake Louie Brewery Company
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3.8/5 rDev -1%
Pours a brilliant deep brown with a minimal tan head. Aroma is roasty and chocolatey, with a touch of nutty malt. Floral hops are subtle.Flavor is slightly buttery, nutty, with a roasty, almost coffee-like bent. Carbonation is a touch high, but a very approachable porter.
08-08-2014 19:25:21 | More by barczar
3.48/5 rDev -9.4%
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.
05-03-2014 01:01:37 | More by jwc215
3.74/5 rDev -2.6%
Tommys Porter pours a brownish color with a small lacing head. There is a sharp malt flavor, with nice coffee flavors. The taste is the same, a nice sharp malt flavor with some coffee notes. Nice flavors, but a bit watery. Overall a nice porter with some coffee flavors.
12-01-2013 06:06:48 | More by vette2006c5r
3.45/5 rDev -10.2%
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.
08-14-2013 02:24:16 | More by woosterbill
4.38/5 rDev +14.1%
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.
The roastiness translates to taste as well. Initially, cocoa, and in the finish, coffee. The roast is never acrid or acid; there is a gentle sweetness that balances it. However, I would not call this a sweet beer.
The mouthfeel of this beers has complexity. It is simultaneously slightly slick, as one sometimes finds with certain adjunct grains like oatmeal, and slightly prickly from carbonation. The roastiness leaves a dry finish that falls short of astringent.
This is one of the best porters I've had in a while. It is nicely balanced and quite drinkable.
08-13-2012 23:37:49 | More by pweis909
Lake Louie Tommys Porter from Lake Louie Brewery Company
86 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.