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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
A springtime version of our Tommys Porter brewed with less dark malt and more hops. Brewed once a year.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3650) - Chagrin Falls, 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 peoples 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (13504) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Steves Mineral Point, Madison, WI. Pours a clear dark reddish color with a medium tan offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of chocolate, some roastiness and faint nuttiness. The taste is chocolate, cocoa and a bright floral and earthy hop finish. Medium bodied. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Bottle pours brown/amber with a khaki head. Aroma shows is strangely tart with notes of milk chocolate, caramel, light roast, and some earthy/grassy hops. Flavor shows the same with some light notes of coffee and nuts that come out as it warms.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (14108) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 23, 2011
12oz bottle, RBSG grand tasting. Clear dark brown body, minimal off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some roast, sour. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, milk chocolate, light roast. Minim carbonation, light-medium body, stickiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (6198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Amber pour with white head and lace. Sour malt and light sweet chocolate. Sweet malt with a light chocolate and a hinto sour. Medium light bodied and just a tad thin, but nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (9007) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Bottle at RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours deep amber with a beige head. Malty sweet aroma with toasty notes and a light roast. The flavor is relatively clean, with toasty malt and a light sweetness. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (16164) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Bottle at RBSG. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of bread, toffee, roast dark malt, caramel and brown sugar. Lightish body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (44094) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2011
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and breadish. Roasted malty, breadish and caramelish. Lingering dark roasted malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
12oz bottle from Steves Liquor and More in Madison, WI. Pours a mostly clear, deep brown colored body with some ruby tints. Finger-width, frothy, light tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is sweeter with grainy caramel, some chocolate, a light roast, and a bit of a coconut sweetness. A touch of butter, some earth, a faint grass, and a few plummy dark fruits. Flavor is better. Still fairly sweet with a good amount of grainy caramels, but a nice earthy hopping and a light roast to balance. Some cocoa, a few dark fruits, a good amount of grass, and a touch of burnt malt. Finishes dry, earthy, and roasty with a decent caramel sweetness, some dark fruits, and a light-moderate, grainy bitterness. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a medium-light body and soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, an alright beer. Fairly flavorful with a decent grainy, roasty, earthy, sweeter caramel. Well balanced and easy drinking. Nothing crazy, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (6144) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2011
Draft at OF. Amber-brown, pretty light for a Porter. Sweet and malty, not unlike a Dunkel. Caramel, toffee, chocolate. Medium bodied, easy drinker. Straightforward and enjoyable. A touch of fruit, brown ale.

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