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Black Friday - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
93
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 19
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 11-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 6
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4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 22oz bottle into snifter. Bottled 11/29/13.

A - Obsidian, like staring into the abyss black. Nice 2 finger tan head and some beautiful webbed lacing.

S - Roasty dark malts with a light note of burnt chocolate. Even at 13 months old I pick up the citrus hops in the aroma.

T - Starts off with sweet malts and moves into muted hoppy flavors of citrus, pine, and earthy tones. They yield to the darker roasty malts on the palette along with bitter chocolate and some sweet caramel. The bitterness and hops complete the finish.

M - Medium and creamy mouthfeel with very nice carbonation.

O - Now that I have had this (although not fresh) it really is comparable to Karben4 Silk Scorpion. Both are fantastic black IPAs!

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4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into the Black Friday pint glass with some power behind it, the beer poured a big 3 finger tall head that sustained nicely. Tan to khaki in color the foam left spotty lacing on the edge as it fell. The beer is a dark, dark maroon when held to the light, it looks clear from what I can tell.

S: Big resinous, grapefruit and pine hop aroma sitting on top of a roasty malt aroma. Also getting mild coffee, anise and cinnamon? Sweeter smelling, no alcohol detected.

T: Roasty malts sit on top of a firm pine and citrus bitterness. Dark stone fruit flavors very up front, plums, prunes giving a bit of sweetness in the middle. As the darker roasty malts wear down the palette the bitterness and hop flavors are less noticable in the beginning and more so in the finish, which is pine and resien tasting. Finally the after taste comes through as a chocolate and caramel flavor.

M: A creamy mouthfeel with this one. Higher end of the scale carbonation and a big body. Also a touch of alcohol warming.

O: After Standing in line for an hour in 10F weather talking to fellow beer nerds it was easily worth the wait. A different beer then a big IBA overall complexity was nice and balanced. For a style that I've given more chances then I'd like to admit, I'd wait in line again for this one. Cheers Lake Front!

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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Black Friday from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
93 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.