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Lake Trout Stout | Sebago Brewing Company

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3.77/5
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148 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sebago Brewing Company
United States
sebagobrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Lake Trout Stout is midnight black with a thick and creamy head. It is a full bodied stout brewed with oatmeal and plenty of hops to balance the roasted barley. Our stout is an experience. It tastes the same way it looks - dark and rich. It is named after the famous deep water Sebago Lake Togue or Lake Trout which inhabit the depths of Maine's deepest lake. Enjoy.

32 IBU

Added by BillyBrew on 07-21-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,555
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
148
pDev:
9.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
7
Trade:
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Ratings: 148 |  Reviews: 71
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Daktyls
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pitch black color with a minimal mocha color heat that dissipates quickly to a small patch of fine bubbles in the center of the brew.

S: A bit of coffee in the nose followed by huge amounts of roasted barley and a hint of oats. Most else is quite masked by the barley and some malts.

T: Initial taste has earthy tones of malts and some light barley, a light amount of cocoa and a hint of coffee was detectable as well.

M: Mouthfeel is lighter than expected, with an almost watery sensation as one is enjoy the beer. Medium-light body that's light on carbonation.

O: Overall, certainly not bad, but this is not one of the more memorable stouts I have had.

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of morebeergood
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of this stout, and also the bourbon barrel aged version, back over the summer in Maine. Tonight I opened the regular version. Poured into a Great Divide Yeti tulip glass. First thing I noticed was the color - tar black. Darkest beer I have encountered in a while. Nice thin head and some attractive lacing marks on the glass. Smell reminded me a lot of an oyster stout I had recently - a bit mineral-like and sour. Flavor was dark and rich with coffee and chocolate. Notes on the bottle say this beer was brewed with oats, so that's an interesting addition. Mouthfeel was smooth and creamy, just like a good stout should be. A solidly built stout. I look forward to trying the barrel aged version this week to compare the two while still fresh in my mind. For under $4/bomber to go at the brewpub, this was a steal.

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Photo of ggilman
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pulled out a 22 oz. bomber for brunch. Paired with bacon, fresh farm eggs, fingerling potatoes & fresh haddock fish cakes!

Pours deep black with a tan foamy head that settles to a wisp and laces the Sebago tulip glass nicely. Roasted coffee and roasted chocolate malt in the nose. Bitter chocolate, creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation helps to wash over my bacon greased palate. Dark coffee roasted flavors, with a slight bitterness. Paired with the relatively low ABV, this works great for brunch. Slight amaretto and dark dried fruit flavor comes through at the end.

Not as rich & luxurious as the bourbon barrel-aged variety, but a very solid go to stout all the same. Easy drinkin'!

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Photo of godlessape
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Midnight coffee black. A laser beam couldn't penetrate this stuff. Not much head to speak of here.

Smell: All coffee and roasted barley malt.

Taste: It tastes as dark as it looks, with a boat load of coffee notes and earthy barley malt.

Mouthfeel: A wee bit weak here--maybe it was my bottle. Not much carbonation at all.

Overall: I think this beer has some great flavor to it, but the lack of head and carbonation just didn't work well with me.

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Photo of jondeelee
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep and rich, this stout boasts huge coffee flavors, and has obviously been brewed with massive amounts of chocolate malt, maybe even black malt (as I do detect an ashy undertone). Even the mouthfeel is heavy, resembling more cream than water. A good, thick layer of hops lies underneath, and while the bottle does say that it's there to "balance the roasted barley," it seems to me that it ends up catalyzing it.

I'm torn on how to rate this beer, because while I do enjoy it, I also recognize that the sheer overpowering taste means that this brew rides a razor's edge, and comes very close to plunging into the unpalatable abyss. So if you really--and I mean REALLY--love thick, heavy, black coffee flavors, you've gotta give this one a try. But if even a Guinness is already pretty out there for you, then I'd suggest you stay away.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the sebago collection I recieved from my good friend Matt up north. Decided to do the vertical/horizontal/ whatever it is of all of them. Poured into a pint glass,lol.

black as night, dark oil like liquid. Huge tan head had a very very slow fade and left lots of lace all the way down the glass. Looked just like a stout should look....thick.

Smell was very robust, deep roasted coffee and dark german chocolate. Hints of a sugary or caramel sweetness as well. Taste was very thick and complex. Big deep roasted flavor, almost a burnt taste to it. Lots of flavors of coffee and german dark chocolate. Cery thick feel, but not syrupy, great carbonation led to a great silk like feel. Nice big hoppy finish left a very long lingering burnt aroma, I could literally taste it for 20 mins after the last sip, very outstanding full flavor

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Photo of DrinkingDrake
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thick black with a thick layer of coffee colored head. The aroma is coffee, roasted (almost burnt) malts, some tangy dark fruits.
Flavor is extremely smooth. Dark malts are the solid foundation for this brew. Black and roasted dark chocolate, bitter coffee and bakers chocolate and a layer of earthy hops. Light carbonation and a thick body made this beer perfect for my breakfast on a Sunday morning.

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Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

At Sebago, South Portland:

Into a pint glass:

A: creamy tan head, thin quickly fading lacing, dark brown body

S: roasted malt combined nicely through the oats and barley, dark fruits

T: all previously mentioned flavors coming through and some espresso noted in the taste

M: medium, bitter and dry finish and aftertaste

O: good American Stout, I don't normally do Stouts in the summer, but hey, glad I tried it

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Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
3.2/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought this down at trader joe's. I've had this a number of times on tap at Sebago and its a solid stout. It doesn't have a tremendous nose or taste, but its a solid drinking stout. The only things I can really tell going on here are coffee and some burnt notes. Its none too heavy for a stout but a really nice local example of the style.

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Photo of steve8robin
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Got this one at a local beer store. I got to try this one once before and loved it. Let's try it again and make it official. 22oz bottle...

A: A medium / agressive pour into my Pumpking glass yields a dakr brew with no light shining through with a 1/2 inch mocha colored head that fades slowly to blanket of bubbles across the top of the brew. Good.

S: Smells of some earthy malt with a hint of roastiness and vanilla. Some faint chocolate. Ok.

T: A watery vanilla with some creamy earthy malts blended in. Some faint roast and chocolate flavors. Not as good as I had recalled, but decent.

M: Medium body with a very good carbonation. A nice creamy and clean finish. Very good.

D: Goes down so easy. Can't ask for much else here. Perfect.

All in all, this is a good brew. Not great, but good. Don't bother hunting, but if you have access, definitely give it a try for a drinkable, well blended local stout.

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Lake Trout Stout from Sebago Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 148 ratings
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