Lake Louie Tommys Porter | Lake Louie Brewery Company

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132 Ratings
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Lake Louie Tommys PorterLake Louie Tommys Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
132
Reviews:
77
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
13.28%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 77
Photo of vette2006c5r
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of dethomp
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of KellyScottMad
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of woosterbill
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Cheers!

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of jzlyo
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of tourdot
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of MJCVII
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Chokobo
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of drdan21
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of BadgerRedAl
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of stortore
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of 1Nrwyscotch
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Kunstman
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of pweis909
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This porter makes me think I got a bad bottle when I reviewed the milk stout, as the porter is quite nice.

At first glance, the beer appears black and opaque, but when held to the light, it shows that it is truly a translucent garnet. The foam is tannish, and while it receded quickly to a thin one eight inch ring, the beer is amply carbonated.

The primary aroma comes from what I presume to be a chocolate malt - sort of a Hershey's special dark smell.

The roastiness translates to taste as well. Initially, cocoa, and in the finish, coffee. The roast is never acrid or acid; there is a gentle sweetness that balances it. However, I would not call this a sweet beer.

The mouthfeel of this beers has complexity. It is simultaneously slightly slick, as one sometimes finds with certain adjunct grains like oatmeal, and slightly prickly from carbonation. The roastiness leaves a dry finish that falls short of astringent.

This is one of the best porters I've had in a while. It is nicely balanced and quite drinkable.

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Photo of Ri0
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

poured 12oz bottle into a snifter.

A - Dark cola brown, with a 1.5 finger tan head. Leaves a collar around glass and there are blobs of lacing.

S - Some roasted malt that gives a coffee like scent, nuttiness, and a light sweet cola scent.

T - Straight forward roasted malts, with light chocolate, caramel, and cola sweetness. Not overly sweet, but there is no bitter component to the taste.

M - Light bodied for a porter and not as smooth as I would like. Decent carbonation.

O - Solid, easy drinking local porter. Nothing that stands out, but one I enjoy from time to time.

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Photo of lakelouielover
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of zonker17
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of seeswo
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of rocklibster
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of npendres
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from session notes.

A. Deep opaque brown in color with a two finger foam head that lasts for about a minute, fairly decent lacing.

S. Light amounts of toasted / roasted malt, chocolate, and a faint nuttiness that only appears once temperature warms up somewhat.

T. Mostly consists of straightforward roasted malts, but smaller amounts of the diluted baking chocolate are still around. Its really odd how the relative strengths of roasted malt and chocolate switch places between the aroma and the flavor.

M. Texture is surprisingly light and highly carbonated for a porter, to the point that it seems slightly mismatched to the flavor and aroma.

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Photo of Sconnie12
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Lake Louie Tommys Porter from Lake Louie Brewery Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 132 ratings.
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