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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 ĎTommyís Porterí brewed with less dark malt and more hops. Brewed once a year.


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4.3
   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dekester1 (314) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (2237) - 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. 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6554) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - 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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - 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. 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

3.7
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2391) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11952) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (2990) - 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 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.


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