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Average Review High Score Low Score Reviews Tried Consumed
73 90 56 6 10 4
Warped Speed Scotch Ale by Lake Louie Brewery Company
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
0.00 % ABV


 
Review by joe1510 on 05/12/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
72 2 9 15 3 7 2010
12oz Bottle
$7.99 6-Pack
Steve's Liquor Madison

Warped Speed pours a glowing garnet into my snifter.An aggressive pour yields a half finger light frothy tan head that immediately recedes to a ring around the glass and nothing more. Cherry highlights shine through the botto of the glass when held to the light. The lack of head is a disappointment.

Aroma is excellent. After working my way through the 6-pack I've realized you need to let this beer sit out of the fridg before drinking. The aromas and flavors really open up as it warms. Roasted malts begin the expierence along with a few drops of cream. Mild nuttines and peat in the middle flowing through to the finish. There's even some toffee present. Excellent smelling beer.

Flavor is pretty much in cahoots with the aroma. Roasted malts again but they fall to the back rather quickly. Peat smoke is more present in the flavor than the aroma and lasts mid palate to finish. Roasted grains make their triumphant appearance again toward the finish along with a nice accompanying nuttiness. Good flavor.

Mouthfeel, for a beer with these kind of robust flavors, is on the thin side. Carbonation is minimal, which I believe is right but the body is just too thin. If the body was dialed in this would be a great brew.

Good drinkability and I think the thin body actually helps with that. The problem is I'd rather have perfect mouthfeel if the drinkability took a hit.

Good beer from Lake Louie. Every one I've had from them so far has been solid. Could use a little tweaking, if only to make a good beer great, but definately an enjoyable brew.

Reviewed: 7/21/07

Price: $7.99 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by SAP on 05/24/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
56 3 6 10 4 5 2009
Sampled April 2009
An aggressive pour into my 25cl tulip glass yields a four finger thick, fluffy, tan colored crown of froth. The beer is a concentrated amber / brown color that shows a lightly hazed, cherry red color when held up to the light. The aroma has notes of butter and toffee, along with a toasted malt note and a finish of roast grain. The diacetyl character is the dominant note and it gets in the way enough that I find it hard to enjoy the nose.

The beer is sweet and clean tasting up front. It has a herbal hop note in the middle (menthol and pine are noticed) and it picks up a solid bitterness as the beer moves to the finish. The finish also has a touch of roast grain character to it; it is just a hint but it adds a lingering roast not that subtly influences the finish. The sweetness here is a complex, caramelized maltiness rather than a simplistic sugar-like note. The diacetyl is here in the finish of the flavor, though it is a bit more muted than in the nose; still it is a bit more than I can really enjoy.

This could have been a good Wee Heavy, poor fermentation management has ruined this beer for me though.

Served In: Tulip

Review by Surly Duff on 12/13/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 2 9 17 5 9 2008
Thanks flyingbison for this brew.

Pours a murky deep caramel with an off-white head. The foam settles and leaves a ring around the edge of the glass.

Super smooth caramel aroma. Slightly creamy touch to the aroma. Nice touch of light toffee at the end. Hint of bourbon barrel as it warms a bit more.

Smooth caramel body with a hint of fruitiness. Touch of toffee mingled in. Touch of woodiness in there too. Slight dry sweetness. Hint of bourbon in the aftertaste. Smooth drinkin' and big in flavor.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by feloniousmonk on 08/11/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 3 11 17 5 9 2008
Murky brown appearance, like Mississippi mud, enormous head on my pint glass, thick, light cocoa-brown, creamy, softly popping down to size.
Aroma, nice and malty, distinct notes of cocoa, cream, delicate spices, nuts, a tricle of maple syrup or molasses, a little woody, a very complex and substantial Scotch Ale nose, quite rewarding in all respects.
Taste: huge, and uplifting mouthfeel, the Warp speed just floods the palate, washes over the senses, coats the mouth with deliciousness. Wow! This was my reaction on first sip, and guess what? Also, and the 2nd, and 3rd,...and so on, and so forth. Big flavor in this, big taste, full bodied all the way, with a long, fruity/ nutty/malty finish. A very solid beer, a winner all the way!(notes: June, 2004)

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Westside Threat on 01/20/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
56 3 7 9 4 5 2008
A: Well that was almost catastrophic…the beer came rushing out of the bottle. Fortunately I had my glass in my hand. Pours a dirty brown with minimal dark cherry highlights. Head is towering a sudsy like soap, the color of oatmeal.

S: Super fruity. Over the top cherry, red grape, berry fruit rolls and blueberry icee. Really minor iced coffee and powdered cocoa.

T: Starts out really sour…you know that sourness that some beers seem to have? I never know if its supposed to taste this way or if the beer is infected. The chocolate comes through more than the nose showed, sort of domestic chocolate flavor. Nutty sunflower seeds and almonds add a bit of dimension. Finishes with more sweet and sour.

M: Medium body with a soft mouthfeel.

D: Ugh, I can’t drink this any more. I can’t stand these darker ales that have sour twangs to them.

Served In: Tulip

Review by Tip Top on 12/26/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 9 16 4 8 0
Review from 10/22/06

A - Cola brown body, some light gets through, but there is a bit of a haze to it. Bunch of streams of tiny bubbles rising to the top. Fluffy, pillowy one finger tan head.

S - Big sweet malts. Buttery chocolate and caramel.

T - Sweet malts. Honey. Starts off a little over carbonated, but flavor is very nice. Caramel and chocolate peek through, but aren't overly sweet. Finishes a bit buttery.

M - Medium bodied and creamy. A bit overcarbonated.

D - Goes down very easy. Only drawback for me is the aggressive carbonation.

Served In: Pint Glass

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