Lake Louie Dino's Dark
Lake Louie Brewery is located in the small town of Arena, Wisconsin and is one of the best small breweries in the great beer state of Wisconsin. Anytime I get the chance to get up to Milwaukee/Madison I make sure I pick up some Lake Louie brews. Here's one of my more recent buys:
Pours from the bottle a deep dark brown bordering on black with a half inch of light bubbly tan head. Aroma is dark roasty, slightly smoky malts with a nice dose of chocolate, caramel and a subtle hoppiness. Mild coffee dusting. Good, clean aroma.
First sip brings a smooth roasty maltiness, almost a touch burnt with cocoa and caramel accents. A smidge of coffee works its way in alongside a dose of piney hoppiness on the way down. Smooth and tasty, this is a good brew. Unexpected hop burps show up halfway through the glass!
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and goes down easy and refreshing. Good carbonation. This is a good dark brew/porter that would make a good session beer if it was more readily available to me. Cheers once again to Lake Louie for producing a fine product. I gotta get up to Arena one of these days!
Overall I gave the Dino's Dark a 4.2 out of 5. Good beer!
Check out the Lake Louie website at www.lakelouie.com