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Lake Louie Tommys Porter - Lake Louie Brewery Company

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very good

115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 76
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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Photo of barczar
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.

barczar, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

KAF, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Dactrius, May 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

jakea, May 11, 2014
Photo of aubzachsyd
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

aubzachsyd, May 10, 2014
Photo of jwc215
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.

jwc215, May 03, 2014
Photo of Lewdd
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Lewdd, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of Brewzma
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Brewzma, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of vette2006c5r
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.

vette2006c5r, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of dethomp
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

dethomp, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of KellyScottMad
4/5  rDev +4.2%

KellyScottMad, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of woosterbill
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%

12oz bottle.

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.


woosterbill, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

jzlyo, Jul 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

tourdot, Jul 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Jun 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

MJCVII, Jun 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Chokobo, May 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

drdan21, Apr 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

BadgerRedAl, Feb 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

stortore, Dec 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

1Nrwyscotch, Nov 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Kunstman, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of pweis909
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.

pweis909, Aug 13, 2012
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Lake Louie Tommys Porter from Lake Louie Brewery Company
86 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.