Dino's Dark | Lake Louie Brewery Company

Dino's DarkDino's Dark
BA SCORE
59%
Liked This Beer
3.74 w/ 61 Ratings
Dino's DarkDino's Dark
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lake Louie Brewery Company
Wisconsin, United States
lakelouie.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by cokes on 05-04-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,707
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
61
Liked:
36
Avg:
3.74/5
pDev:
12.83%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle to mug, the appearance was a sturdy dark brown close to black color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Some speckled clingy lace.
The aroma had a nice blend of sweet to bitter coffee beans, some milk chocolate, some dark fruits and a little bit of dried sweet wood.
The flavor was a nice blend between sweet and bitter as the coffee beans seemed to take the foreground and end up leading into the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt appropriate. Semi-dry yet crisp and mobile sort of roasty finish.
Overall, pretty good American Porter I could have again.

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Photo of Rilesmiles
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dovers
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zjt
4.32/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of scaliasux
3.42/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Dark brown with a touch of red. Appears at least a little hazy. Short but persistent tannish head.

Smell - Rich medium roasted malts. Light chocolate, coffee, toffee, and raisin.

Taste - Dark malt flavors dominate. Sweet burnt coffee and toffee. Lemony hops in the finish. A little thinner than I expected.

Mouthfeel - Medium.

Overall - Nothing terrible, but a little more bitter and thinner than I'd prefer.

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Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Dactrius
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of tourdot
3.22/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Localdrinklax
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of drpimento
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Decent enough. Poured at a good temperature with a smallish tan head that soon settled to little more than a ring and no lace. Color is a nice clear mahogany with a few bubble trails. Aroma I a malt, hop, a little roast, and some dark, ripe fruit. Flavor's much like nose with tang and bitter in front, slight sweet behind, medicine in background. Body/carbonation ok. Finish is like flavor, on the long side, generally speaking hoppy porters aren't my thing.

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Strix
3.29/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Opaque dark brown, decent head that hangs around.

Roasted malt, vague coffee note.

Roasted malt the primary flavor. Sort of a cola/cocoa/coffee note in the mix, but muted.

Mouthfeel somewhat thin, enough to detract.

Certainly drinkable and hits the right notes for a porter, but nothing overly special.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of atuite
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of DonFrap
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Ri0
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of tyleeis
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.2/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

3.5 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy tan head. Retention is good and a short ring of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Grainy roastiness, chocolate, and tangy caramel. Good, but the tanginess puts this at a bit "off." Moderately malty.

3.0 T: Like the nose, but the tangy tartness is increased. It's not an infection type tang, but it's a sign of something not being done right along the brewing process. Still, it's not bad.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. A touch crisp with a bit more creaminess.

3.0 D: Not bad, but not without problems. Good, strong flavors, but a couple bad ones as well.

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Photo of seeswo
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of martyl1000
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of whartontallboy
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of brandoman63
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of wallrock
4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SykDoc
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip. It pours a dark brown and forms a 1 inch head that reduces to a nice over-the-top lacing. It is opaque when held to the light.

The aroma is a nice roasted coffee blend combined with some milk and dark chocolate notes. Not real strong, but present and good.

The taste has a bit of the punch that the nose is missing. The roasted coffee, dark chocolate malty goodness is more prominent with a nice almost milky sweetness, and just a touch of hops.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a reasonable level of carbonation, that is not real prominent. It seems to fall a little flat and leaves a mild dryness.

Overall, this is a good beer and quite frankly, although nothing really stands out, I feel like I could drink a couple and enjoy them.

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Dino's Dark from Lake Louie Brewery Company
Beer rating: 59% out of 100 with 61 ratings
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