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Lake Louie Tommys Porter - Lake Louie Brewery Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.02%
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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4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

poured 12oz bottle into a snifter.

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.

M - Light bodied for a porter and not as smooth as I would like. Decent carbonation.

O - Solid, easy drinking local porter. Nothing that stands out, but one I enjoy from time to time.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from session notes.

A. Deep opaque brown in color with a two finger foam head that lasts for about a minute, fairly decent lacing.

S. Light amounts of toasted / roasted malt, chocolate, and a faint nuttiness that only appears once temperature warms up somewhat.

T. Mostly consists of straightforward roasted malts, but smaller amounts of the diluted baking chocolate are still around. Its really odd how the relative strengths of roasted malt and chocolate switch places between the aroma and the flavor.

M. Texture is surprisingly light and highly carbonated for a porter, to the point that it seems slightly mismatched to the flavor and aroma.

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3.13/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle served into a tulip glass

Pours a walnut brown color. The body looks pretty thin but also smooth. Barely one finger of khaki foam forms but it yields lots of lacing.

A very solid aroma on this porter. Coffee makes the strongest statement, but it is supplemented by some nutty aromas and a bit of cola brightness.

The palate sees similar flavors to the nose but they are sorta' weak. Chocolate shows up, but in the form of like 1% chocolate milk. Which is to say: insubstantial. Some coffee too, of course, as well as some nutty, bready flavors. It's smooth but unimpressive.

The mouthfeel is very nearly too thin. A thin body is fine. Pair that with a lack of carbonation and you're running into trouble. This porter makes out fine, but it certainly isn't a strength of the beer.

Overall, this is a pretty average porter. Nothing bad to say about it, but I feel like I can get a similar porter at nearly any old-guard brewpub in the land.

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3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a dark cola color with ruby edges and two fingers light tan head.

S-Light vanilla and roasted malt and chocolate notes with some earthy hops.

T-Light roasted and dark chocolate notes with some vanilla, coffee, and a clean, light bitter finish.

M-Light bodied yet smooth and mouth-coating with low carbonation.

D-This a very drinkable beer and a great example of what I think of as an ideal porter.

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Lake Louie Tommys Porter from Lake Louie Brewery Company
87 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.