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My Turn Series: Dan - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

49 Ratings
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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:
Beer added by: bound4er on 11-18-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of afsdan
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I really like this beer. It's not quite a stout, not quite a porter. It's almost like a darker Scottish ale. The black pour seems thin until it hits the glass and then turns to look thick. A bit soft on the head, but that's minor. Settles to thin lacing.

Chocolate and sweet roasted malt in the nose. A bit smoky, a bit of caramel. Toffee. Prune. Soft anise.

Flavors are spot on, just a tad loose. The chocolate and toffee come through but don't stay long. Hard to score this, so I'll take off on the MF as it's a bit thin and a bit slick. The smoke is light and lends some umami to the malt and caramel.

A darn fine beer. Not many Baltics out there. This is a nice one

Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Latarnik
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of crobinso
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of andrenaline
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours pitch black, solid thumb of mocha head, solid retention and nice sheeting lacing.

S - Musty leafy greens, cocoa, espresso, a unique peppery spice and smoke.

T - A tad mild, the cocoa and espresso come through alongside fresh green hops, rather earthy. The ABV is well hidden adding only the slightest sweetness to the brew. Not as rich as I would've expected.

M - Thick and chewy, though the carbonation comes across light, finishes wet.

O - A tasty baltic with unique flavours, well worth a try, though it could be amped up a notch to bring it to the top of the class.

Photo of thewimperoo
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of atone315
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of seeswo
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of BeerLover99
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: black body, finger khaki head,
fine lacing

S: mild cocoa, malt, caramel, malt, roasted nuts

T: sweet cocoa, big malt, nutty/caramel,
mild coffee, dark fruit smooth/chewy finish

M: heavy/med body, chewy/smooth mouth

O: Another fine Lakefront bomber!
I really love porters and baltic porters
are simply outstanding. ABV well hidden
within the smooth flavors.
Would highly recommend and get again,
if offered. I really miss Great Lakes breweries
and especially, my favorite state (WI). And
this is coming from an IL native. ;)

DELICIOUS, TREAT YOURSELF!

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

props to andrenaline for including this in our latest trade
A - jet black, thumb of mocha head receded slowly leaving a thin film of lacing
S - roasty, cocoa, coffee, milky, slightly grainy with a mild smokiness
T - a definite hint of leafy hops mixes with big chocolately and roasty malts, hints of grain and some espresso, a sweet & sour milkiness, with earthy and woody flavours though the finish
M - medium to heavier body that a typical porter, solid carbonation kick, sweet and sour creaminess with a slightly smoky feel and a hint of alcohol heat
O - the hops accent makes this a unique porter, definitely a lot going on flavour wise but it all seems to come together in a kind of balance, well worth a try

Photo of HalfFull
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Flavor is roasty with cocoa powder and a light hop bitterness. Rather dry for the style and as a result yielding a dry and almost chalky mouthfeel, at least for the ABV. Quite drinkable as a flip side to that point.

Overall fairly decent aroma but a bit subdued in the flavor department. Does expand some with warming to offer more of a lingering finish. An Imperial Porter indeed but not as fruit forward as some classic Euro. versions.

Photo of thebigredone
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of ummswimmin
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of josephwa
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Zachtheporter
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of brewcrew76
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Solid black with ruby highlights when held to the light. Big khaki head with a bit of stickiness.

S - Bittersweet chocolate, sweet caramel malt, coffee, dark fruits but they are light.

T - Lightly roasted malts with rich caramel, bittersweet chocolate, black coffee and some dark fruits as it warms but they are light as the aroma. Gets a little roastier as it warms.

M - Full bodied and maybe even a bit chewy at times.

D - Very solid Baltic porter. A touch roasty for my preference (would like a little more dark fruit) but I can't complain.

Photo of WastingFreetime
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured out almost but not quite jet-black, with a sad little tan half-finger head that fizzles out in half a minute, <sigh>. Color is dead on, but head is very much...not. Texture is on the thinner side of medium, but also undercarbonated just as indicated by the head. Smells of a robust semi-burnt barley and baking chocolate just like it ought to, at least, tastes of the same but also includes that pleasant tangy acidity that good Baltic Porters have....also really REALLY dry...bang on target with flavor and smell but falls somewhat short on carbonation, texture, and head presentation.

Photo of TonyTalon
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of bluckbeyes
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Westuh
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of NWer
4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

An extraordinary find on my recent roadtrip to Portland.
Caught my attention at John's Market - a pure impulse buy.
Now, I regret not snatching up more of this gem.
Pours a beautiful dark brown into my brandy snifter.
Serves nicely warm. I highly recommend removing any chill before drinking.
Milky smooth. Mild chocolate notes.
Taste lingers on the palate leaving the nice warm feeling behind.
Dressing the Christmas tree and sipping on a Dan Porter. Doesn't get any better than that.

Photo of robear
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of AwYeh
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep, dark brown with red tinges around the edges– really great shade of red thanks to the beer's clearness. Light coating of thin tan head hangs around for a while, leaving behind light lacing.

S: Chocolate malts form the backbone of this one. Somewhat roasty, but with only a very light bitterness; heavy caramel, toffee, and dark fruit notes keep things on the sweet side. Just a hint of vanilla near the end.

T: Carries over from the smell mostly; very sweet, with some of the heartier roasted malt flavors coming out in the finish to keep things balanced. Notes of smoke and coffee that weren't around in the nose add complexity.

M: Smooth, creamy, medium-thick body, with very light carbonation. Extremely smooth finish.

O: More than the sum of its parts; the components of this beer work together well to make this one a great Baltic porter. Highly recommend it if you'll see it, and looking forward to future beers in this series from Lakefront.

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My Turn Series: Dan from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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