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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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A springtime version of our ‘Tommy’s Porter’ brewed with less dark malt and more hops. Brewed once a year.

Ughsmash's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7202) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2006
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dekester1 (327) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (2298) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DavoleBomb (1487) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
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. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-18-2012 00:35:09

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2454) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11973) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2012
(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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3120) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2011
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 people’s 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.

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