Ughsmash (7202) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Poured a deeper reddish-brown with a tall, lively cap of creamy beige head. Lovely hopped up aroma... pine, earth, and grassy notes on top of deeply-roasted cocoa and coffee. Flavor picked up about the same stuff.. body was fairly light and certainly refreshing. Cocoa was damn near burnt and a bit grainy on the palate. Hopped up cocoa finish. Really a solid effort that I could drink a whole bunch of.
dekester1 (327) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a dark red/brown with a nice head that faded to a decent lacing. Aroma was of sweet, roasted malts. Taste was predominated by roasted malts with a moderate hop finish. Palate was fairly good. Overall, a nice porter from the lake.
drpimento (2298) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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. Flavorís 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 arenít my thing.
phaleslu (6905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Greenbush Bar. Pours a cloudy brown color with an inch of foamy tan head. Notes of chocolate, nuts, and toast, and a really nice earthy hop character throughout. Exactly meets the description. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a soft, earthy mouthfeel. Nice take on their own porter.
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: † Deep brown, cola hued edges, thin to moderate sudsy light beige head, spotty lacing. † Fairly assertive roasted malt aroma, resiny hops (minor), with a touch of coffee. † Similar tongue, a bit of bakers
chocolate.   Slightly acrid tho. † Body and mouthfeel are moderate. † Finishes without the hops it started with, lingering roastiness. † Not bad, but seems pretty middle of the road.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with a small tan/brown head. Nose is malt and chocolate. Very creamy on the palate, this beer is full of flavor- malt, molasses, honey, toffee and chocolate, Hops is light on the finish. A very good beer that pairs well with a variety of snacks as well as cheese and sausage.
DavoleBomb (1487) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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. Itís not an infection type tang, but itís a sign of something not being done right along the brewing process. Still, itís 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.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-18-2012 00:35:09
spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ar: Chocolate malt and roast; not overly powerful but nice.
Ap: Pours deep dark brown with 1" light tan head.
T: Rich chocolate malt flavor, lightly bittered finish. Very well balanced, medium roast.
P: Medium body, a touch sticky, moderate carbonation.
O: Different take on a porter, with pretty toned down roastiness that really brings the chocolate flavor to the forefront. Nice change of pace.
MadIndian (2454) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice Porter. Strong brown pour with hints of dark fruit, big roast, hops and brown sugar.
I enjoyed this one as the glass warmed.
bu11zeye (11973) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a lightly hazy mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of citrus, roasted malt, caramel, and grain. Flavor of roasted malt, grain, caramel, and bread with a moderately bitter finish.
Brigadier (3120) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle
Finally I tracked down a bottle of the last Lake Louie beer that I have not tried. This one was just as good as many of the others. A solid porter that probably is under most peopleís radar grab one the next time you find yourself in the Madison / Spring Green area.
Aroma / Appearance - The deep brown body is rich with a soft powdery head like the fizz on top of a soft drink. Malt driven and dense the hops are present as a second aspect. With a light trace of coffee it is excellent for the style.
Flavor / Palate - Malt, bittersweet chocolate, and an inexpensive truffle blend in the back of the throat. The light bitter finish eases from a full bodied presence to a lingering memory. A soft alcoholic touch is icing on the cake. Coming from Lake Louie this is another excellent product at a great price point.