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My Turn Series: Dan - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

49 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 8
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bound4er on 11-18-2011)
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ForWhatAlesYou

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber from the brewery in Milwaukee, WI.

A: The blackest beer I've ever seen. No discernible color tones. Pours a 3+ finger foamy beige head. Falls quickly but leaves a good lace.

S: Plum, chocolate, port.

T: Delicious! Rich but not overtly syrupy. Smoky without being over bitter. Deep, dark,and very drinkable. Dark chocolate (85%+), smoke, & coffee.

M: Thinner than the taste suggests. Well balanced.

D: Good. Balance is the key here.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 15:49:22 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
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I am enjoying my final bottle of the limited-edition Dan on an unremarkable Saturday night, three days after quitting my job and for no better purpose than washing down some regrettable national chain pizza. It is as I remember it; I plowed through rather a lot of it when I could. A great walloping honker of a porter, 8.5% by volume, thick and rich and round and full. Yes, like the bottle says, a salty sweetness, almost a gourmet caramel kind of a thing. The body is frankly Rubenesque. Here she is, your Roller Derby Queen. Lassiez les bon temps roulez, etc.

This one needs to make a comeback. I live just up the hill from Lakefront Brewery and currently only their remarkable IBA comes close to punching these buttons for me. Similar to both the Sprecher Black Bavarian (my first love) and Oskar Blues' Old Chub but slightly hoppier and smoother than either. I wish I had thought to sock away more of it.

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Poured into a globe glass from a 22 oz. bottle. Pours a very dark brown, nearly black, and with half an inch of mocha foam. Offers moderate retention and light lace yet can re-up a light cap with a spin.

Nose is roasty with dry chocolate and a light touch of acidic fruit. Bit of alcohol is evident yet just enough to add some complexity to the aroma and not a distraction.

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4/5  rDev -1%
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Dan made a beer. I bought Dan't beer. Dan's beer made me happy. Thank you Dan.

I like that Lakfront is doing this employee appreciation beer. As a bean counter; I like that they started with a tax guy.

I am partial to baltic porters, which lead me to pick up this beer. After reading the label, I was surprised that a layman created this beer. He must have had help from the brewmasters because this is a very good baltic porter.

The look, smell, and feel are perfect. The flavor was a little thinner than I would like, but it comes off as not being a challenge on a Sunday night.

Dan did a good job. Good job, Dan.

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My Turn Series: Dan from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.