Tommys Porter
Lake Louie Brewery Company

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Lake Louie Brewery Company
Wisconsin, United States
Porter - English
Ranked #71
Ranked #19,172
3.83 | pDev: 13.32%
Mar 12, 2022
Jun 17, 2002
Very Good
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Notes: Smooth, full-bodied, nuts & berries porter with a coffee-like finish. Based on traditional English porters of the late 1800′s first created for the hardworking Irish immigrants who wanted a ‘stout’ style brew to drink on their all-too-short lunch breaks.
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Photo of LukeGude
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by LukeGude from Iowa

Can from Woodman’s in Madison poured into tulip at home. Steady enjoyable porter.

Mar 12, 2022
3.83 by wl2bill from Wisconsin on Sep 28, 2021
4.43 by BrendanStoehr96 from Wisconsin on Jun 29, 2021
4.04 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Feb 03, 2021
3.47 by SargeC from California on Dec 29, 2019
4 by emerge077 from Illinois on Jul 05, 2019
3.75 by Dovers from Wisconsin on Apr 25, 2019
4.17 by jbu0126 from Wisconsin on Nov 29, 2018
4.73 by Ebork from Wisconsin on Nov 05, 2018
Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

Taste: toasted dark chocolate malts, earthy, hints of coffee, very dry flavorful finish. Same with the roasted nose. Very dark brown hue, partially clear, tall tan head and some lace. Medium to full body. Went well country pork chops. 38 IBUs

Apr 05, 2018
3.68 by superfriend from Wisconsin on Dec 29, 2016
Photo of Beginner2
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Beginner2 from Illinois

I've been thru Lake Louie's town 30 times, but only my second from this brewery.
Looks, smells, and tastes like a porter. Too spritzy on my tongue.

Nov 24, 2016
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3.08/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
by hoptheology from South Dakota

Medium brown pour to form a dark chocolate body with a beige head of 2 fingers. Lace left in skirted rings. 100% opaque.

Some interesting chocolate notes on the nose, with roast malts and coffee bean. Could be a bit more strong, it's hard to nose.

Tommy's has an interesting flavor profile, starting with spoiled milk, followed by uncarbonated coke, fake chocolate powder, and heavy, heavy to the point of being overwhelming burnt and roast malts. Bitter coffee and lactose are the remnants. Leaves undesireable roast bitterness on the tongue.

Roasty dryness throughout; a touch thin, and a major dryness on the finish.

Overall, glad I just bought one. A pretty poor porter despite the reviews. It's like drinking a can of coke that's sat out for a week.

Oct 20, 2016
3.85 by scaliasux from Wisconsin on Aug 11, 2016
3.56 by andrew8626 from Minnesota on Jan 15, 2016
4.25 by eldoctorador from Chile on Dec 21, 2015
3.36 by qcbrewer from North Carolina on Nov 18, 2015
3.67 by runwild99 from Minnesota on Oct 14, 2015
4 by RichH55 from Illinois on Oct 04, 2015
3.88 by invalid665 from Illinois on Sep 30, 2015
4.54 by FelkertheBelcher from Wisconsin on Aug 04, 2015
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1.8/5  rDev -53%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
by rfdracing from Wisconsin

Just too strong of a coffee flavor for me.

Apr 05, 2015
4.1 by Faunland from Wisconsin on Jan 29, 2015
4 by BarrelAgedG from California on Dec 06, 2014
3.75 by Localdrinklax from Wisconsin on Oct 30, 2014
3.5 by BeerBeak81 from New York on Oct 10, 2014
4.07 by Tuckersmth from California on Sep 24, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by barczar from Kentucky

Pours a brilliant deep brown with a minimal tan head. Aroma is roasty and chocolatey, with a touch of nutty malt. Floral hops are subtle.Flavor is slightly buttery, nutty, with a roasty, almost coffee-like bent. Carbonation is a touch high, but a very approachable porter.

Aug 08, 2014
3.25 by KAF from Iowa on Jul 16, 2014
4 by Dactrius from Wisconsin on May 16, 2014
3.5 by jakea from Wisconsin on May 11, 2014
3.75 by aubzachsyd from Iowa on May 10, 2014
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3.47/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by jwc215 from Arizona

Pours brown with a nice, fluffy well-retained head. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of dried fruit some roast, mild coffee. The dried fruit aspect gives a sour touch that I'm not fond of.

The taste is of coffee and chocolate with dried fruits, that, like the smell, give a sour touch. Fortunately the roast and coffee/chocolate comes through strong enough to keep the fruit aspect in the back, especially as it warms. I enjoyed the second bottle more than the first, and bumped up the score slightly.

It is pretty smooth, but there is a fizz that cuts into it initially.

I had two bottles, and the second was better. Wondering if the first was old or infected. Still the second bottle had a nice malty/mildly roasty character. I will try it again when I see it.

May 03, 2014
3.5 by Lewdd from Illinois on Dec 07, 2013
4.25 by Brewzma from Wisconsin on Dec 07, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

Tommys Porter pours a brownish color with a small lacing head. There is a sharp malt flavor, with nice coffee flavors. The taste is the same, a nice sharp malt flavor with some coffee notes. Nice flavors, but a bit watery. Overall a nice porter with some coffee flavors.

Dec 01, 2013
3.75 by dethomp from Illinois on Oct 13, 2013
4 by KellyScottMad from Wisconsin on Sep 02, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by woosterbill from Kentucky

12oz bottle.

A: Dark brown, nearly black body with a finger of fine tan head. Ok retention, good lacing. Solid.

S: Lots of sweet chocolate malt and dark fruit. Big cherry presence. Interesting.

T: Molasses, raisin, chocolate, and root beer. Sweet, spicy, and a little syrupy on the finish. All right.

M: Lightly carbonated light-to-medium body. A bit on the spritzy side for a Porter.

O: Decent but forgettable.


Aug 14, 2013
3.75 by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois on Aug 03, 2013
Tommys Porter from Lake Louie Brewery Company
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