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Lake Louie Warped Speed Scotch Ale - Lake Louie Brewery Company

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Lake Louie Warped Speed Scotch AleLake Louie Warped Speed Scotch Ale

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BA SCORE
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288 Ratings
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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 32
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lake Louie Brewery Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Bighuge on 07-24-2002)
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Reviews by neonbrown82:
Photo of neonbrown82
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Many thanks to Erdinger2003 for this beer. Scotch Ales are one of my often overlooked favorites, and this is a very good one. It pours to a very dark ruby brown, pretty much black until held to the light. Has a tan head that settles to a couple of centimeters and retains to a thick film. Lacing doesn't stick particularly well, however.

The aroma is very interesting. Aromas of butterscotch and toffee form the majority of the nose. Some sweet caramel roastiness as well. One of the more unique beers I've had the pleasure of smelling.

The beer is not as sweet as I would have expected. Just a tad bit at the tip of the tongue, followed by a lasting butterscotch, toffee, and caramel. Fairly roasty, but no coffee or burnt flavors. Just a touch of alcohol and an even slighter bit of peat moss.

The body is fairly thick and creamy, with a light carbonation. Good balance between sweet and roasty. As expected, very little hop bitterness, and heavy caramelized malts. Very easy to put back.

And now that my review is all wrapped up... time to pour myself a little Scotch Whisky to drink beside it.

neonbrown82, Jan 14, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.7/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a fine example of one of my favorite styles of beer.

I tried it last night for the first time in it’s new 12 oz bottle packaging and it tasted just as good as it did in the growlers but not quite as good as it does on tap.

I poured it into a weizen glass (it's all that I had clean at my gf's place) and there was no head. This was my mistake for pouring it too slowly and tilted. The second bottle created a beautiful and lasting pale, malty sweet head over a caramel/chestnut brew.

This beer smells and tastes so sweet. It is just darn pleasurable to drink. It makes me smile every time I have it and I've been drinking this beer for a couple of years now.

There is a subtle smoky or peaty back of the mouth taste to this beer that reminds me of a highland scotch. I love it.

Relish it. Seek it out. Try this beer!

DaPeculierDane, Aug 22, 2005
Photo of orbitalr0x
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Warped Speed Scotch Ale pours into my glass a deep, dark cola brown with notes of red and a puffy, craggly few inches of bubbly khaki foam that leaves patches stuck to the side of the glass. Aromas of caramel, dark fruits, sweet baked bread, raisins, some cocoa and a lingering undertone of light peat. Quite a nice aroma here that's rich and inviting.

First sip brings a smooth robust melding of caramel and cocoa with big dark fruity tones. A blast of raisiny flavors and dark, slightly burnt bread comes through as well. A touch of peat follows on the way down. This is a really rich, tasty, rather sweet scotch ale. Definetly an enjoyable brew.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with plenty of carbonation, but it's not aggressive. Goes down rather smooth and each sip has me coming back for more. I wish this wasn't my last bottle as I would have no problem drinking another. Lake Louie has impressed me so far...and this just gives me a good reason to get back up to Wisconsin and grab some more sixers!!

orbitalr0x, Jan 20, 2006
Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev -1.5%

DaftPatrick, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of bishopdc0
3.55/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amber to to dark brown color with a genrous head.

The aroma is mostly caramel and roasted malts a slight smokiness presents itself aside from the roasted malt.

Starts with sweet caramel malts and becomes smoky with a roasted finish

The mouth-feel is smooth with the carbonation accentuating the flavors

bishopdc0, Nov 18, 2010
Photo of merlin48
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle sampled through the kindness and hospitality of kmpitz2, one of Kentucky's finest citizens and a surperlative beer advocate.
Look: Pours into the glass a mostly clear, glistening mahogany body with chestnut and copper hues. Delicate and attractive beige head leaves island chain lace behind.
Aroma: Exceptional aroma for the style! Campfire wood smokiness, some earthy peaty roastiness, and a complex malt profile that features butterscotch and toffee notes. Earthy hops provide a comfortable balance.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, smooth and creamy.
Taste: Smooth, fresh toffee and butterscotch dominate the malty profile. Earthy hops have a slightly herbal character and lend a pleasing balance. Smoky and roasty notes suggest smoldering peat.
This one keeps reminding me of sweet rolls with honey butter, warmed over a woodsy campfire of burning maple logs. Very Yummy! I'm amazed that a Wisconsin brewery can execute a Scottish Wee Heavy better than so many of the native breweries. Wish I could find this one in Kentucky, Virginia, or Ohio. Thanks again, Kevin.

merlin48, Oct 23, 2005
Photo of warriorsoul
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown in color...quite cloudy with 1/2 finger of light tan head...just a thin layer sticks around and leaves behind some thin, but tight lacing.
Very nice aroma...chocolate malt, raisins, sweet butter, and not much scotch scent to speak of.
Taste contains a bit too much carbonation at first sit, but the underlying flavors are very well received. The roasted malt settles nicely on the pallet with a subtle scotch flavor...a slight buttery characteristic in the finish. Sweet malt flavor lingers and creates a craving to consume this brew fairly rapidly.
Mouthfeel is above average and the carbonation, as mentioned distracts the overall enjoyment a bit for me.
Still a very tasty brew...would love to compare on tap, but that won't be happening anytime soon.
Thanks to murrayswine for the bottle.

warriorsoul, May 27, 2006
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Mugenlude, Dec 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Swonkie, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of tyleeis
5/5  rDev +23.2%

tyleeis, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

( served in an imperial pint glass)

A- This beer pours a deep dark rusty brown body with a creamy off-white/light tan head.

S- The smell of rich caramel malts and a slight bit of earthiness.

T- This has an excellent maltyness with some smooth caramel and toasted flavors with a nice nuttiness. This beer finishes with a nice hop bitterness that lingers. The hops are not overpowering but they really finish the taste nicely. A slight bit of roasted malt or very faint coffee when it warms finishes with the hops giving them more character and depth.

M- medium body with not much chewiness, due to low carbonation. There isn't any alcohol warmth or heat.

D- This is an amazing beer with wonderful malt complexity and layers but it is a little low in carbonation and it would be great to have a bit more alcohol. However it is not too sweet and the finish is medium-dry so it works quite well without the alcohol. Well done.

rhoadsrage, Jul 17, 2005
Photo of pwoods
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to RoyMunson for this aged bottle.

12oz. brown bottle poured into an imperial pint.

A: Pours a shoe leather color with firey amber hues. Very large head forms and holds nicely. Good lacing.

S: Very malts, lightly sweet. softly sweet caramel and toffee. A touch of vanilla. Light smoky and peaty notes.

T/M: More of the soft sweetnes from caramel and toffee spide with a shot of smooth brandy. some darker fruits are light in the back. More of the light smoke/peat. Body is medium full with a great smooth, almost creamy feel.

D: Drinks decently easy but you can tell it's a reasonably big beer.

pwoods, Oct 30, 2009
Photo of degerbah
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown pour without a ton of head. Maybe a finger. Aroma is all malt. Nothing else competes with the malt taste. The taste is smooth and malty with just a hint of booziness. Not a quick drinker, but definitely one worth trying. I got it as an extra in a low-cost trade and I probably wouldn't trade for it again.

degerbah, Jul 20, 2009
Photo of LordofTime25
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a redish color with a thin white head mainly a foam pool.

Has a butterscotch smell. Very Nice.

A butterscotchy flavor and a slightly smokey taste with a slight bitterness.

Smooth and velvety on the tongue and a great finifsh.

Very good, but I only think I could drink 1 or 2 at a time because of the sweetness.

LordofTime25, Apr 17, 2009
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Alex_Weinard, May 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Sara_erickson89, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of SMark
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was poured into a room temperature pint glass as recommended by the manufacturer. It was poured from a 12 ounce brown bottle at 50º instead of the recommended 45º which resulted in a little over 1 finger of creamy head. Not much lacing yet in this dark reddish brown brew.

The pour gave off a malty bouquet with a sweet creaminess inhaled after the pour was finished. A slight hop aroma was also detected with the malt later on.

There was sort of a burning butterscotch taste at first which may have been due to the alcohol being a bit ‘Wee Heavy’. This was followed up by a smoother semi sweet malt taste.

This was a very acceptable beer which took a taste or two to get used to. It did not last as long as I thought it might but I did notice some of the sweetness lingered.

Overall a good beer when judging all the qualities. There was more Brussels lace as the beer continued to warm and the volume continued to drop in the glass.

SMark, Dec 05, 2007
Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4/5  rDev -1.5%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of cokes
4.88/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

1/2 gallon growler.

Lovely crystal clear amber-bronze. Decent sized tan head. Moderate retention without much lacing.
Nose is packed full of previews, yet stays teasingly restrained. Nevertheless, it displays an entracing malt depth, nuttiness and subtle smoke, as well and perfume from the hops.
Taste is so meticulously crafted. The chocolate malt sweetness enters first with added notes of butterscotch and caramel. Nutty and woody tones hold down the early-mid sections. This is where this beer becomes truly fascinating. Drying earthy tones abound. A restained fruitiness exists below. Raisins surface more than anything, with some prunes annd dehydrated concord grape skins to back them up. It is a metamorphic-like brew, as flavors appear as quickly as they leave. Peat smoke is enveloping and caressing. More silken caramel appears while it warms Hops enter somewhat largely on the final lap, adding sweet-ish floral, perfume colorings.
Whew....
Classic.

Mouthfeel must be experienced to be appreciated. Silken just does not seem to do it justice. Serve this at cellar temp and be prepared.

cokes, Dec 17, 2002
Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks jpm30 for this simple bottle of great fresh scotch style. Thick dark brown foam and lace. Taste of light roast and smoke and tabacco, well hopped, nicely malted. Full mouthfeel. Whatever the alcohol, its well hidden and enabled clarity and room for another beer after.

Sammy, Oct 17, 2006
Photo of Golden2wenty1
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just picked up a growler at Riley's here in Madison. Heard too many good things to pass this brewery up any longer.

Appearance: Deep Mahogany/Garnet with a big 1.5-2 inch tan head that disappates rather quickly.

Smell: Mmmm. Roasty coffee and malt with a hint of chocolate. Some fruity notes as well with a hint of hop bitterness. Smells yummy.

Taste: Roasty. Coffee and a little chocolate which transitions into fruity. Very Nice. You can tell this is a strong beer, but the alcohol isn't as overbearing as I would have imagined. Very impressed with my first Lake Louie brew.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to heavy-bodied...very balanced carbonation. Fits well with the style. Refreshing on this humid July night in Wisconsin.

Drinkability: I could see myself finishing this growler tonight, I keep going back for more. A very tasty brew. My first Scotch ale and first Lake Louie. I'll surely be back for more. Highly recommended.

Edit: 2.5 hours in, I've finished a little over 2.5 pints and I am seriously buzzed. At first you really don't notice the alcohol, but as each pint warms you can taste that alcohol bite even more. This "wee heavy" lives up to its name....it really packs a punch. Delicious, but definitely in moderation. I've never been so effected after 2.5 pints. Yeeesh. Kudos, Lake Louie -- I have met my match.

Golden2wenty1, Jul 07, 2005
Photo of hreb
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cold 12oz bottle pours into pint glass, red-brown in color with a thin chestnut head. Aroma is simultaneously fruity, roasty, and astringent. Initial fizz gives way to incredibly smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel with a mild, nutty flavor and en edge of grainy bitterness. Just a hint of sweetness -- the flavor of caramel with none of the cloying, syrupy stuff.

There's some caramel and butterscotch flavors here, but none of the diacetyl and buttery mouthfeel that I really want in a Scotch ale. Then again there's none of the unfortunately chalky malt flavor, either. Overall, it's relative mildness (read: blandness) and perfect level of carbonation makes it supremely drinkable and probably a fine session beer, but not a great beer. Pitty I only picked up one in a mixed 6-pack while traveling through Janesville, WI.

hreb, Jun 01, 2011
Photo of GDBEERMAN
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into Bruges Tulip.
A: Beer pours a murky brown body, with a two finger off white head that sinks slowly. The carbonation levels are slow. Lacing is left in large swaths.

S: Medium intensity of aroma which shows a nice raisin and currant character.

TM: Rich and warm on the raisin and fig aspect. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side, which is not to style, but does make for a nice drinkablity.

O: Good Scotch ale, but a light mouthfeel and a overall character is what I feel defines the style. Very nice blend of malts add to a classic Wee Heavy taste, but a bit light.

GDBEERMAN, Sep 25, 2011
Photo of dirtylou
4.68/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, bought at my neighborhood wine store, Sadhanna's in Madison

appearance: muddy brown with ruby highlights throughout, decent tan/off white head with nice lacing along the rim

smell: sweet malt, dark fruits, raisins, plum, slight milk chocolate...After tasting, the scent clearly does not tell the whole story

taste: wow, where has this been my whole life? I guess the answer to that is only in Wisco. Perfectly sweet malts, caramel hints throughout, faint chocolate, plum/raisin and other dark fruits help balance this one out perfectly

mouthfeel: exceptional again! Chewy caramel, medium bodied, nice carbonation

drinkability: This one is instantly inserted into my rotation

This is truly a wonderful scotch ale. If you come to wisconsin you must seek it out. Luckily they are available everywhere, at least here in Madison.

dirtylou, Sep 09, 2005
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Lake Louie Warped Speed Scotch Ale from Lake Louie Brewery Company
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