cblado (240) - Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Took a trip through Arena, WI (pop. 685) recently with a friend. I saw the sign while we were driving, and I though to myself, "Arena... Arena... where do I know that from?" Then I realized that Lake Louie, an excellent but little-known microbrewery, is based there. Needless to say, we had to stop at a liquor store immediately and stock up. Anyway...
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice amber red color. Slight off-white head, dissipates quickly, but leaves a good lacing. Aroma is malt and peat, somewhat tart. Flavor is less peaty than other scotch ales Iíve had, but thereís still an element of smokiness that goes well with the caramel malt flavors. Tangy and very smooth finish. Overall, not the strongest or most flavorful Scotch ale Iíve had, but it does down so easy I really canít argue.
mymaestro (38) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A big beer. Pours dark reddish brown with a lasting light tan head. Rich, malty, peaty flavor. Gets more flavorful as it warms up.
pschulz93 (8) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 17, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
phaleslu (6501) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle at my buddyís 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. Iím normally a little higher on Lake Louie stuff. This isnít my favorite of their offerings.
jefcon (1389) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet for a scotch ale. Lots of hopping on the nose, but simply profiled as hop fruit, crystal malt, and a medium minerality.
Mindwarp (52) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap by app Iíll keep it short because Iím 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.
Dfonorow (1440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
DLD 2013 Bottle Share. Deep brown with some red tinting on the sides, beige head. Aroma is of caramel, toast, wood, and cherries. Flavor is more earthy with notes of wood, oak, caramel, roast, herbal hops, and nuts. Body is on the lighter side.
beerbaaron (1244) - Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown, light auburn. Medium frothy creamy beige head. Aroma is malty. Toasty, light sweet, light caramel. Flavor is malty, sweet, little Smokey/peat, light roast, nutty. Medium body. Creamy and smooth. Finish has some minerals, toasty, nutty. Smooth. Easy drinking like other Lake Louie brews. Pleasant.
MarinEvelyn (552) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is malty, toasty, sweet, caramel, a little sugar. Taste is very smooth, malty, roasty toasty, a little sweetness. very nice.
akoeninger (430) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Old Fashioned. Tanish head, amber color. Aroma of toasted malt and earth. Taste is very dark fruit and some earthy hops, and caramel. full bodied and slick. A good beer for this -10 degree weather.
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drpimento (2224) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Itís gotta be me, as I just donít get a lot of flavor out of this. Poured perhaps a bit cold with a modest light tan head that soon settled and some lace. Color is a clear mahogany with some bubble trails. Aroma is very malty, toffee, caramel, hint of smoke, grain. Flavorís kind of bland; not as pronounced as nose, some tang up front, only a suggestion of scotch ale. Body/carbonation are excellent. Finish is like flavor, a slightly nuttiness lingers and thatís it. Meh.