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Lake Louie Warped Speed Scotch Ale - Lake Louie Brewery Company

Lake Louie Warped Speed Scotch AleLake Louie Warped Speed Scotch Ale

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90
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258 Ratings
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Ratings: 258
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 13.61%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bighuge on 07-24-2002)
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taylorhamrick

South Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a deep mahogany color. Actually nice and clear, I can see right through it, which is kind of rare for the color. The head pours out very dense, and just over 1 cm. Leaves pretty decent lacing. A good looking scotch ale. The smell has the two main ingredients - a lot of burnt caramel sweetness and a nice touch of smoke. As you search, there's a deep, earthy sweetness, maybe from a bit of hops or some other addition, but a nice earthy leafy kind of smell, like pipe tobacco almost, but much sweeter. Then there gets to be this chocolatey smell, almost with a bit of coffee in it, pushed along by a bit of smoke. The taste has a bit more of the smoke than the smell does, but it doesn't get you upfront, you taste everything else first, and then the smoke fills it up, almost getting to that meaty level, but then falling back into the malty sweetness. The things you taste first are this dense burnt cake kind of taste. It's like you put a slice pound cake into a toaster until it got kind of brown. There's a nice earthy note in the middle, maybe a little leafy, like a tea made of dried up, withered, almost burnt leaves. I guess those two things don't sound too good, but when they're rounded out with a bit of sweetness, they make a brilliant scotch ale - which is what this is. Sometimes, with the right amount of smokiness, the right amount of sweetness, and the right amount of earthiness, a scotch ale can taste, at points, a bit like the harder drink of the same region. This one does that a bit. I'm a fan. The body is good, over medium, but not syrupy, but the carbonation is a little more than I expect. There's a slight sting, which isn't unpleasant, but it's uncharacteristic for the style. This is a very nice drink. I enjoyed it from start to finish, and kept finding new things to keep me interested. Of course, I couldn't sit and session this, I doubt if I could drink more than one, due to the alcohol content and to the intensity of flavor, but if I was in the mood for a scotch ale, and this was nearby, I would not hesitate to buy it.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2009 00:22:34 | More by taylorhamrick
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Lake Louie Warped Speed Scotch Ale from Lake Louie Brewery Company
90 out of 100 based on 258 ratings.