kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2008
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: cloudy dark amber, wispy beige head, streaks of lace,
Aroma: dry dark charamel malt aroma kept dry with lots of earthy character, peppery alcohol,
Flavor: dry caramel malt flavor, dry earthy and astrengent bitterness, light tartness grows to be the dominant character, long bitter finish,
Overall: not a good day for Louie
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 5/20
I would like to rerate this beer.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Slightly cloudy ruby-copper color, thin layer of soapy white head. Malty sweetness on the aroma, along with some mild English hops, vaguely grassy. Rich malts apparent on the taste wit an earthy finish. Did not taste like 9%. Lacks the depth of the better Scotch ales.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JUL 5, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a clear, garnet edged chestnut body with a small beige head that quickly falls into a cap and film. Aroma of Heather honey, buttery toffee, and very old Scotch. Solid medium body has a subdued carbonation that is smooth and warming. Taste has a dominant maltiness of toffee and caramel, accented by some grassy hops and a faint note of char. Warming alcohol is felt. Nicely done.
Sammy (8033) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent Scotch, care of Derek. Lightbrown colour with a white head, lts of lace. Smooth drinking, creamy mouthfeel.Some sourness and then a seet finish.
matt7215 (2109) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle shared with hyde and sammy. hydes bottle. poured dark ruby with very little carbonation and a small head. big malty nose with some sour and sweet aspects. flavours were a bit sweet but a little bit thin. this brew is lacking boldness and i didnt get any peat or smoke that i was looking fo. a nice drinker a 9%abv but nothing that really blew me away here. thanks for the share hyde.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to nflmvp: Pours a transparent bright copper orange with a spotty-lacing beige head. Aroma of sweet toasty caramel and light fruity esters with a hint of lactic tartness. Body starts fairly full and toasty without much peaty character and a drier, toasty bittersweet finish with some tart notes. Needs a little more authenticity and balance.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours red,brown with small tan head. Smells like caramel and dark fruit. Flavor is sweet chocolate caramel. decent.
heemer77 (5079) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks for the bottle, iowaherkeye. The body is ruddy brown with a khaki head. The aroma is rich with malt and caramel. There is also some old dusty library books. The taste is caramel with some rich malt and cherries. There is a little bit of sour cherry character that is off putting.
Tmoney99 (9989) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by shigadeyo at Dilly Deli. Poured hazy dark ruby with an average frothy off-white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate toasted sugar and cottage cheese aroma. Medium smooth body with a sticky texture. Flavor was sour and not good with an sour finish of moderate duration. I hope this was a single bad bottle.
shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
3/25/2008: Louie’s Reserve Scotch Ale has the same appearance as the regular <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/lake-louie-warpe Louie Warped Speed Scotch Ale - amber brown with a sthin ivoery-colored head that is mostly lasting. The aroma is also similar except that the Louie’s Reserve Scotch Ale seems to have more caramelized maltiness and no sourness or butterscotch. The flavor is also improved as it is maltier with more caramelized sugar, with less hop bitterness, and no sourness. There are traces of chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee (sour/burnt coffee more so than the other characteristics) toward the finish. The alcohol is well-disguised in this beer, but you can tell it is higher and just a bigger beer in general. The body of this beer is medium to medium-full and has an average mouthfeel. Overall this beer is better than the Warped Speed, but not significantly better. This beer is quite disappointing. If it were up to me, I’d drop the Warped Speed from the Lake Louie line-up, label this as the "regular" Scotch Ale and then make a bettter "reserve" Scotch Ale. I really think Lake Louie could do better than this offering!
12 fl. oz. bottle. Rating #29 for this beer...