cblado (298) - 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 I’ve had, but there’s 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 I’ve had, but it does down so easy I really can’t argue.
BlackBeerPG (222) - Darien, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Taste: rich, semi sweet, malty, chocolate notes, spiced.
roasty nose. Brown mostly clear with foamy head. Medium/full body.
Pair well with many dishes.
George999 (335) - Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle of the pour is clear and is very dark auburn in color, the head is an off white almost brown that lingers at a medium thickness, the aroma is very light scotch malts a little bit of barley, the taste is Carmel with some roasted barley notes, the finish is smooth creamy with a medium to thick mouthfeel
safhundos (9) - milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty as a scotch ale should be. Slightly dry on the palate. Good taste profile. True to style.
Christpuncher (2555) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose of malt and alcohol. Very malty sweet flavor. Way too much malt for me. Pours reddish brown in color. Had in Madison
GuenSmith (28) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours coffee colored with half inch of cream colored foam. Nose has notes of caramel, coffee, malt, oak, and spices. Palate is silky with slight effervescence in the mouth with a strong finish. Taste is pleasant with notes of chocolate, coffee, finishing strong with oaked bourbon. This is a great beer that can appeal to a wide variety of enthusiasts.
AWISLguy (2207) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Woodmans in the Falls. Pours amber colored with a bit of a head. Nose is all berries and heavy malts. Some earth. Taste is of sweet toffee, lotta earth, light berry and some peat. Medium to full bodied with alcohol. Finishes heavy and sweet, with earth. Shrug? Could be old, could be the style, or could just be not very good. 11.8
kaser (5119) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brownish almost black pour from draft at Toefflers in new glarus. White creamy head. Sweet and malty scotchy flavor. Dank raisin aroma. Complex and very good
BeerInHeaven (347) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
bpreo (2358) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Kind of tastes like puke, sour, and definitely not like any Scotch Ale I’ve ever had.
donw68 (7) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very enjoyable. My 1st Louie but certainly not my last. Like the style. Nice head, aroma and finish.