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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Brewed in the classic Scotch Ale style dating back to the 1700’s, with a deep reddish brown color. Full of body, sweetness and flavor. Higher in alcohol content but possessing a smooth and lightly hopped finish. Best served at 45 degrees F in a room temperature pint glass. For the ’Big Beer’ drinkers among us.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerInHeaven (375) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2015
pours a rich ruby reddish brown with a frothy beige head. sweet aroma of malt and fruit. Taste is slightly sweet with a hint of bitter on the finish. A hint of strawberry? Tasty and easy drinking. Good beer!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
bpreo (2534) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Kind of tastes like puke, sour, and definitely not like any Scotch Ale I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
donw68 (7) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
Very enjoyable. My 1st Louie but certainly not my last. Like the style. Nice head, aroma and finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10146) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"nice full feel. big and smooth. fruity and malty, though a little short on smoke and aroma. overall, a little bit of a pleasant surprise. thanks John. 2nd time lots of astringency. Gotta doc it a tenth."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markducommun (894) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Opaque dark, red brown color with an ample tan head. Smells of lightly spiced honey, some barnyard earthiness. Some light cereal, bready notes. Mainly sweet, but a lingering tinge of almost sourness, bitterness. Alcohol is reasonably present, medium to full bodied with some oiliness. Lighter carbonation. Pretty interesting beer, quite well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mymaestro (55) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
A big beer. Pours dark reddish brown with a lasting light tan head. Rich, malty, peaty flavor. Gets more flavorful as it warms up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pschulz93 (8) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 17, 2014 does not count
Shared bottle. Very solid beer. Candy sweetness and malty perhaps a little smoke or am I imagining? Brownish red in color. A bit thin but a very good beer nonetheless. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (9384) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2014
12 oz. bottle at my buddy’s rehearsal dinner at The Madison Club. Pours a clear reddish-brown with a finger-plus of creamy off-white head. The aroma and flavor are both pretty sugary and sweet. Toffee, cookie, sweet bread, toasted sugar, nuts, and dried fruits. Light-bodied, with soft medium-high carbonation and a malty, sweet mouthfeel. I’m normally a little higher on Lake Louie stuff. This isn’t my favorite of their offerings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jefcon (1649) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2014
Sweet for a scotch ale. Lots of hopping on the nose, but simply profiled as hop fruit, crystal malt, and a medium minerality.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mindwarp (167) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2014
Tap by app I’ll keep it short because I’m using my phone. Pours a deep amber not much head but a good Scottish ale. This has been my local tap beer of choice for a couple of years now.

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