Lake Louie Warped Speed Scotch Ale | Lake Louie Brewery Company

Lake Louie Warped Speed Scotch AleLake Louie Warped Speed Scotch Ale
BA SCORE
4.02/5
383 Ratings
Lake Louie Warped Speed Scotch AleLake Louie Warped Speed Scotch Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bighuge on 07-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,656
Reviews:
171
Ratings:
383
pDev:
13.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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40
Gots:
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Ratings: 383 |  Reviews: 171
Photo of Kazahkstan
4.61/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep, dark amber red with an almost nonexistent head. Moderate lacing. Smells sweet and a little funky with strong overtones of very sweet caramel.
With the first drink it tasted like I just took a fat bong rip. This beer tastes very dank! Like some sweet fruity sativa bud. The dankness fades into sweet caramel and earthy flavors with and a little booziness. Not very bitter or smokey like a lot of Scotch ales are. The dank funkiness is the most prominent taste in this one.
Feels lightly carbonated, not too warming but quite boozy.
Overall a very good and unique beer. Not quite the Scotch ale I was looking for, but I WILL keep coming back!

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.02/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a deep ruby color with hints of walnut and chestnut. Head is very fleeting and only sticks around for a few seconds before receding to a tiny ring. 70% opaque.

Aroma of dark bread crusts, toffee, and barn grains. Just a touch of fruit as its inhaled deeper. Fairly weak aroma, deep sniffs are required.

Taste, I don't get the rave about this. It's sour, medicinal, with lingering notes of bread crusts, peppery coriander, soaked prunes, and cough syrup. I had a sample on tap as well a few nights ago before buying a single in the store the next day, and I wasn't impressed then, either. The fig and dare I say peppery coriander (it just doesn't seem right for this style, does it?) disrupt the whole profile and the sour barn grains in the nose just complete the process making it a choke-fest. Some liquor burn also comes in as it warms up making it an almost instant drain pour.

Feel is where it seems a bit better, it has a bit of a tongue scrubbing presence while still maintaing a nice soda-like carbonation. Dry pruney finish.

Overall...yuck. So many people said "get this", and all I can say is, "avoid this". It's just terrible. One of the worst scotch ales I've had, and it's not just this bottle, either.

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Photo of Phoodcritic
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benish
3.54/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of roadsoda1
4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sgttibbs
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rossracing
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kardillamo
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Smooth, but not as much body as I would have liked. It's a good, dependable Scotch ale, very much a staple an easy beer to drink. It's not exceptional, but it's definitely a standard, just below Dirty Bastard by Founders.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Taste: rich, semi sweet, malty, chocolate notes, spiced.
roasty nose. Brown mostly clear with foamy head. Medium/full body.
Pair well with many dishes.

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Photo of Beginner2
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Peepskp
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TexasATM3
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Drinkzumbeer
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was a very tasty scotch ale and does a nice job at representing this brew type. A lot of nice molasses notes and darkly roasted malts on the nose. On the palate it continues to have nice molasses notes with an addition to some sweet caramel and a hint of bitter chocolate. This brew has extremely subtle bitter notes and very little hop presence that I could notice. I would definitely pick up another 6-pack of this whenever I get to Wisconsin.

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Photo of SixPack6
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Categart
4.68/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AlarmClock314
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, no date. Pours transparent amber with a larger sized light tan head. Sells of caramel, sweet malt, and some light hops. The taste is of bready malt, caramel, peat, and light hops. Fairly sweet and some very light bitterness. Above average carbonation and below average body. Overall, it could be stronger, but the flavors really nail the style.

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Photo of 1Special_k
3.24/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 fl oz brown glass bottle. Courtesy of Duff27.

APPEARANCE: Head is ~5 fingers wide. 8 minute retention. Pale khaki colour. Leaves light lacing as it recedes.

Body is a translucent semitransparent amber. Clean; no yeast or sediment is visible.

Appears well-carbonated. Not a unique or special appearance for a wee heavy.

AROMA: Caramel, rich toffee, copper/amber malts. cream, unrefined sugars. Faint smoke. Hints of rauchbier-esque meat.

Aromatic intensity is average.

TASTE: Copper malt backbone. Hints of faint smoke/meat (pork) roast. Good yeast attenuation. Caramelization. Backgrounded English toffee. Cream. Great balance. Good build; I didn't anticipate the odd smoke - am I trippin'?

Above average depth of flavour. Good depth and intensity of flavour. Well put together, with impressive cohesion. I quite like it, even if it's a biteen lacking in terms of complexity.

TEXTURE: Medium-bodied (aptly so), smooth, wet, near perfectly carbonated, and of apt heft and thickness. Good overall presence on the palate. Not too soft. Not sticky, oily, syrupy, harsh, astringent, rough, gushed, or hot.

There's not quite a harmony of texture and taste, but this suits the flavour profile well enough.

OVERALL: Drinkable and enjoyable, but not exemplary. Certainly a wee heavy I'd nab by the sixer, but not a brew worth seeking out per se. Easily well above average, and more nice work from Lake Louie. Huge thanks to Duff27 for the opportunity to try it.

High C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wobbly
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vainosuomi
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Dark copper color, tan-ish off-white head. Smell is of caramel, molasses, and toasted malt. Taste is heavy on the caramel and sweet/toasty grains, with a little bit of hop and chocolate bitterness. Smooth, medium bodied, medium/light carbonation.

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Photo of cbcrunch
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of invalid665
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lake Louie Warped Speed Scotch Ale from Lake Louie Brewery Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 383 ratings
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