Lake Louie Tommys Porter - Lake Louie Brewery Company
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3.44/5 rDev -10.4%
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.
07-11-2012 03:06:46 | More by Ri0
3.58/5 rDev -6.8%
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.
03-10-2012 23:57:43 | More by WastingFreetime
3.13/5 rDev -18.5%
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.
03-06-2012 03:07:30 | More by Reaper16
3.98/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
11-25-2011 04:32:31 | More by samie85
3.15/5 rDev -18%
A - Medium to dark brown colored body with a good inch of medium tan head. The head fades slowly into a frothy foam at about a quarter inch.
S - A bit of coffee with more roasty chocolate. It's not a strong or overwhelming aroma but the scents that are present are recognizable.
T - Rather bland in the taste category. There's a bit of roasted caramel malt but nothing much more to speak of.
M - Watery with a mild coarse feel in the ending all the way through to the finish. The coarseness can even be felt on my lips before the pull even gets started.
~ This is one of those sessionable porters. Not much complexity throughout but it does allow for ease in the drink-ability category. Especially if you're looking for something with a dark tone. While I wouldn't seek it out myself I would be able to kick back and relax around a warm campfire on a cool fall night with a four pack and make them all disappear. I think that says allot about a brew.
08-30-2011 02:24:00 | More by cdkrenz
2.3/5 rDev -40.1%
Poured chilled into a standard pint glass, and allowed to warm up to about 45º then to 50º or so.
A=Dark brown color with hint of red; detected gray coloring during pour, as well as in the head, which was otherwise yellowish beige and creamy.
S=The smell was the best feature, but seemed like too great a hops presence...still, more like a "beer" smell than not.
T=First sip was disappointingly bad--not creamy, but almost skunky like a green-bottled beer. Reminded me more of a stout, with little malt flavoring. Did not improve with temperature increase...developed a bit, but still had an undesirable taste.
M=Watery, like a flat root beer with water added.
D=One of the worst in awhile. Each sip met with more disappointment and less desire to finish the beer...stopped at 2/3rd point to write the review.
Again, another bad Porter from Wisconsin...why can't our local brewmasters get this category right?
02-24-2011 00:52:00 | More by dhannes
Lake Louie Tommys Porter from Lake Louie Brewery Company
86 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.