25th Anniversary Imperial Stout - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 5
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 01-07-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Imperial stout with cherries, cocoa nibs, and vanilla, aged in used bourbon barrels.
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Photo of don1481
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 Bottle poured into a Lakefront pint glass.

Appearance: Looks like I took a bottle of dark motor oil and poured it into my glass. Small amount of foam has a slightly brownish, reddish twinge to it. Foam lingers, but not overwhelmingly so.

Smell: I pick up a little bit of the cherries, but otherwise the standard chocolatey smell. More bitter chocolate than sweet.

Taste: Definitely has a bitter chocolate taste to it. Not TOO bitter, but with a little bit of a sweet bit to it that helps to counter the almost powdery-chocolate edge. If this is indeed 10% ABV, they did a GREAT job of covering that up. Goes down pretty easily.

Mouthfeel: Pretty smooth, but does leave an aftertaste that I can't quite put my finger... or tongue... on. Maybe a little bit of the cherry coming through again?

Overall: Decent. I probably won't get another 4 pack of this, but I'll definitely enjoy the other three bottles that I picked up in the 4 pack.

Photo of InVinoVeritas
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Appearance was also rather good, dark nearly opaque. If I recall right, reasonability good head, tan with appropriate thickness.

S: It had a great smell, with a lot going on. You pick up roasted malts, toffee, and some dark fruit, plum being what I remember most.

T: Pretty complex. Leads with the toffee / roasted malts and finishes with the dark fruits. I didn't particularly like the finish, the cherries / plum on the finish wasn't pleasing to me and was why I didn't order a glass. It's by no means bad, don't get me wrong; just wasn't for me.

M: Mouthfeel was good, with a medium to heavy, as is typical for the style.

O: Overall pretty good. The taste would keep me from really falling in love with this. I would certainly try a full pour to be fair. Also bringing in price point, I'd say this offers a pretty good value.

Photo of cjgator3
4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle

Poured into a snifter. Pours a dark black color with a light tan head. The aroma is dark roasted malts and cocoa. The taste like the aroma is starts out smooth with roasted malts and chocolate with a touch if espresso. Overall, this is a fantastic imperial stout. At 10%, it is incredibly smooth and drinkable. I can't imagine how well this beer will be with a little age. Happy 25th Lakefront! Cheers!

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
10% ABV, Bottled on 12/26/12 on shoulder.

A - Clarity is visible through the pour but this beer is a rich dark chocolate black in the glass. Creamy, thick dark mocha foam tops the beer and resides there for quite a while before deflating to a thin skim leaving lace clutching the glass in it's wake.

S - Lakefront's 25th Anniversary imperial stout has a big nose of dark malt but is by no means overly roasted. Mellow milk chocolate and cocoa flourish with a smooth, voluptuous creamy aroma that's trailed by notes of tart Door County cherries. Smooth notes of alcohol barely seem to poke through, aiding in the beers rich and creamy appeal.

T - A near perfect reflection of the beer's aroma, the flavor showcases cocoa nibs and chocolate flavor first and foremost with smooth caramel sweetness balanced by a touch of coffee roast bitterness on the finish. Tart cherries peek though but seem a bit disjointed from the rest of the beer, almost like an afterthought.

M - If I had to describe the feel of this beer in one word; heavenly. Rich and smooth, almost throat-coating but supple carbonation keeps this voluptuous beer lively. Bold malt sweetness meets balance with a touch of roasted bitterness and tart cherry skins on the finish.

O - Besides the somewhat odd and faint use of tart cherries in this beer, this first installment of Lakefront's Anniversary Series beers is a smash hit! Wonderful chocolate maltiness is soothing with suggestions of coffee, all wrapped up in one full-bodied and rich package, surprisingly void of alcohol perception!

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with the label notched at bottled on the first week of March 2013, so this beer is about a year old. Another new beer to me from Lakefront Brewery, the second of their 25th anniversary beers for me. Expectations are good; the premise sounds delicious.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a beautiful dark mahogany brown color, just a shade away from opaque in the glass. One finger of fluffy bubbly caramel chocolate colored head. Thin scattered lacing. Looks pretty nice.

S - Smell isn't quite on par with what I was expecting, but it's pleasant enough. The cocoa comes through very dry and bitter, with the mildly tart, slightly medicinal cherry puree coming in second. Boozy rum raisin, some woodiness, and some earthy yeast / band-aid presence. I'm not getting much in the way of vanilla or bourbon barrel, though.

T - Taste is a step back up from the aroma. The tart juicy cherry puree is nicely integrated with the cocoa nibs and vanilla, and all three come through nicely. The cocoa finishes very bitter, the cherries tart, and the vanilla creamy. Dark, roasty, & bitter.

M - Feel is smooth, creamy, & silky, with a dry, powdery, bitter, chocolatey finish. Not hot or boozy at all. Perfect carbonation.

Overall, a very nice imperial stout from Lakefront Brewery that has aged gracefully this past year. This has probably been my favorite of their beers, out of the ones I have tried so far. I would have it again, and I might be interested to see how it continues to age. Recommended.

Lakefront Brewery 25th Anniversary Imperial Stout ---4/5.

Photo of Ri0
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A – A nice deep almost obsidian hue with no light coming through. A nice rich dark almond head sits atop and dissipates into a thin ring around my snifter. No noticeable amount of lacing.

S – A good wiff gives me baker’s chocolate, cocoa nibs, and a very faint fruit smell. Hints of vanilla and malts also present.

T – The taste surprised me as I wasn’t expecting it to be so rich with chocolate cover cherry flavor. I really enjoyed drinking this and the cherry became even more noticeable as the beer warmed and calmed the chocolate bitterness. It is not dominate cherry flavor, but it tastes great with the chocolate.

M – A nice rich creamy mouth feel. I didn’t find it too thin for a stout. I did not pick up any booze for a 10% ABV beer.

O – This was a very nice surprise from LFB, and is a very nice attempt at a stout. I wish they would make this a winter seasonal as another beer I would buy from them.

Photo of cbutova
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Just noticed this in the fridge at the local store, must be at least 6 months old by now.

A- Poured from the 12oz bottle into an oversized tulip with a pitch black, super thick and oily looking body. Dark mocha colored cap forms on the beer to about one finger high with decent retention. Frothy ring around the beer leaves some nice legs but spotty lace at best.

S- Dark roasty cocoa and fruit forward. The fruit must come from both the yeast and additions they make of a "cherry puree," it reminds of me a mix of cherry and raisin. The dark roast aspect comes from some strong roast grains as well as a cocoa note behind that.

T- Cherry flavor comes to be more prevalent here, especially with more sips and warmth. It tastes like real fruit and not artificial or medicinal. The backbone of the beer is of course the big dark roast grain profile with a slightly burnt, coffee, cocoa and nutty feel. They add cocoa nibs but it is not over the top and blends in with the malts.

MF- Super big and rich body with medium-light carbonation. Smooth and creamy, oily feel with some slight alcohol warming. Fairly bitter in the finish.

Smooth and enjoyable roasty base Imperial Stout with a pretty nice fruit flavor throughout.

Photo of jlindros
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Weird unlabelled bottle, but has the Lakefront 25th cap and I know it's the stout, so has to be this one.

Pours a smaller very dark colored fizzy head covering, fades very quickly and leaves no lacing, but does have nice legs, super dark pitch black thick beer.

Nose is loaded with dark malts, almost syrupy dark malts, molasses, little roast and black malt like, a bit of char but not much, then lots of dark chocolate, baker's, a bit fudgey, some caramel, etc. Also a hint of booze in the aroma.

Taste comes on with lots more dark malts, a little syrupy and thick but somehow feels a bit thin despite a little creamy and chewy like. Dark malts brings a little roast and char but not really acrid, then into chocolate, big dark chocolate and baker's, little fudgey again, some dark chocolate oatmeal, little biscuity and some caramel. Then into a little yeasty character, bready too, and a bit of a stale coffee and shelf like flavor. The booze comes on strong, an alcohol flavor even, almost fusel but not quite there. A touch of earthy hops as well. Finish is sticky and syrupy, lingering chocolate and fudge with more roast and stale coffee, little alcohol still.

Mouth is heavy but not very thick, syrupy, chewy almost, with plenty of tingly booze and lighter but not too bad carbonation.

Overall not bad but nothing special.

Photo of sweemzander
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks for sharing Chris!

(A)- Pours practically pitch black in color with some good tan froth and minimal lacing behind it.

(S)- A nice and rich chocolatey and raisin profile. Ever so slight hints at roasted caramel.

(T)- A nicely rich raisin and piney citrus meets bitter cocoa and subtle sweet caramel.

(M)- A good carbonation level. A nice bittering effect meets roasted but sweet malts.

(O)- A really nice balance of bitterness meets sweet roasted malts with a nice carbonation level. Always been a fan of Lakefront and this definitely works for me!

Photo of TMoney2591
3.24/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

No one at my local haunt knew much of anything about this beer, so I knew I had to take on the mantle of the guinea pig. It's a dirty job... This stuff pours a very deep black-brown topped by a finger of brown foam. The nose comprises perfume-y dark cocoa, a kiss of coffee, and a melange of raisin, Port, and plum that seems to wash o'er all in perpetual waves, allowing the usual stout notes only pockets of airy freedom. The taste starts off on a dash with the cocoa, some roasted malts, and a hint of vanilla. Still, with the heft of the beer, the taste is more of a marathon, with the prune-y and Port-y flavors holding tight with the early leaders near the finish line. It's better, but it's still odd, resulting in me thinking "It's just...lacking..." The body is a hefty medium, with a light carbonation and a thickly-creamy feel. Overall, this one just didn't do it for me. The weird fruity notes detract from what seems like something that could have been a pretty solid stout. This must be the liquid equivalent of those awkward anniversaries we often see on sitcoms and in classic comedy routines...

Photo of WolfsbaneBloom
4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a black-brown with reddish highlights and over three fingers of bubbly tan foam that sticks to the sides of the glass. A beautiful looking stout.

Smell: Semi-tart cherries, coffee, oak, vanilla, and dark chocolate.

Taste: Follows the nose almost exactly with lots of semi-tart cherries, coffee, oak, roasted malt, and cocoa powder. Absolutely no alcohol present in the flavor, even after it warms up substantially.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, creamy and smooth, with a nice tart bite that mellows out as the beer warms.

Overall, this is a really enjoyable and unique imperial stout. The addition of cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, and pureed cherries were quite interesting and added a nice complexity to the aroma and taste. I loved that this was strong and flavorful but also very easy to drink with no heat whatsoever from the 10% ABV.

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle purchased as part of a four pack at Willy St. Co op Middleton.

Nice inky black pour with a heady cinnamon puff that bubbles to the surface and moderate sticky lace. Honestly was a bit taken aback by how nice this looked in the glass. A pleasant greeting.

Rather soft on the nose with some dark malt, molasses, and the whisper of cherry purée. Upon vigorous swirling, the cherry flashes.

Molasses and dark malts seem to dominate the base. The cherry never really dominates, but seems just ever present, from front to back. Touch of vanilla is light but complimentary, which is welcomed considering I find vanilla a fickle bitch that can overwhelm a beer and taste extracts and artificial. This avoids that particular pitfall. My biggest complaint, if you can call it that, is that the cherry purée seems to mask many of the base stout favors, making it good but somewhat non descript. It seems to ride atop the base and strangle out any real nuances while not really integrating itself.

Medium bodied and appropriately carbonated. Actually, it quite oily.

Overall, this is a nice effort from Lakefront and I look forward to their other Anniversary beers. I would like to see if time allows the flavors to mesh. Love affordable experimental four packs though. Keep it up Lakefront.

Photo of TheSSG
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a HUGE, dense, dark tan head that collapses into a nice, persistent head, with a touch of lacing. Nice, soft, coffee-like aroma is toasted and floral, and a touch tart. Black. Flavor is intense, deep, roasted, slightly tart, and a flash of booze. There are notes of cocoa early in. The hops build to a medium, floral bitterness, then the finish becomes very toasty and roasted where the floral hops linger, and the warming alcohol eminates from it. As the finish lingers, it takes on a black olive flavor which is very enjoyable!

A nice, medium-thick body. This is really good. The aroma is surprisingly subtle. There is a nice acidity to this (and I'm not a fan of acidic brews) that enhances the coffee-like character of it as the floral hops blend with cocoa. Really nice.

Photo of homebrew311
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into NB globe. Apperance is pitch black with brown cocoa head. The nose starts with a sharp acidic note of cherry which seems to have a touch of metallic character. This is followed by deep roasted malts and cacao nibs. The taste is free of any metallic flavors as the fruit shines through in a much tastier way than the nose suggested. Dark chocolate and dark fruits intertwine and finish with a rich cocoa dryness. Mouthfeel is sturdy with somewhat high carbonation. Overall, this beer is a decent value and has a bit of depth in its flavor, but I have trouble getting past the nose on this one.

Photo of Dope
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled week 4 of January 2013.

A: Pitch-black pour with a nice dense dark brown head. Slowly fading head with quite good retention. Decent thin walls of lacing.

S: Roasty chocolate. Dark fruits when swirled, cherries?

T: Milk chocolate and bittersweet cocoa mixed together (if that's possible). Mild cherry flavor especially towards the finish. Decent bit of bitter cocoa in the finish and lingering aftertaste as well. Not really getting any vanilla, if it's here it's subtle. Kinda sweet in the middle, that might be it.

M: Medium-heavy and smooth.

O: Decent stout. The cherry flavor isn't integrated that well and kinda stands on its own. Nice mixture of sweet and bitter chocolates however. Overall pretty good, but nothing stands out as amazing. A little more vanilla would really bring it all together I think. Otherwise it's basically a chocolate stout with an afterthought of cherries. Kinda simple for a 10% stout with multiple adjuncts.

Photo of Stevedore
3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 3/28/2014.

App- Dark black, pretty much opaque body with a minimal <1 finger tan head that dissipates quickly. No lacing to speak of. For the most part, typical of imperial stouts.

Smell- Smells chocolate fudgey, bitter dark chocolate, some espresso and a bit of tart cherry sweetness. Not particularly interesting how it comes together, but at least it's different.

Flavour- Not quite as good as it smells, not quite as fudgey but with a decent bit of dark chocolate, coffee and cherry tartness. It seems like a decent match made in heaven from the description, but it just doesn't work exceptionally well. But it does work fairly well to make a different kind of stout.

Mouthfeel- Can't complain here- fuller bodied, good carbonation. Still a sipper, not a bad beer and comes with no heat.

Overall- Decent stout, nothing to write home about but the cherry puree adds a decent bit to make this more interesting than the typical shelf imperial stout. But not necessarily better.

Photo of mjpolzin
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I picked up a single bottle of this in Madison and my friend who lives in Milwaukee was surprised I was able to find it as he had struck out in his search. I split the bottle between myself and two other people so I only got a few ounces. I will most likely pick up another to get a better feel for this.

The beer was very dark and looked like an impressive imperial stout. It smelled like cherries, chocolate along with some of the typical smells from an imperial stout (liquorice, fruits) but the smell wasn't overly powerful. The taste was much the same and I also got some vanilla when I took a sip.

Comparing this to the other other cherry stout I have had (Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Cherry), this was better but still not as great as some other imperial stouts. But like I said, I want to try this again and it was definitely a good enough beer to warrant another buy.

EDIT-I found a 4 pack in the Madison area so I was able to have this beer again. On second thought, this isn't quite as good as I thought it was. The cherry taste doesn't come through as much as I'd like and overall I thought the beer was rather bitter masking some of the good Imperial Stout flavors. I initially thought that I liked this better than CW Cherry Stout but I think I am changing my mind.

Photo of nickapalooza86
4.67/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours almost black, not quite FIS black but close, half finger of a deep brown head

Smell is bitter chocolate, roasted malt, a sweet dark fruit.

Taste is bitter bakers chocolate all over the front of this one, dark chocolate cover cherry, roasty in the finish,

Mouthfeel is medium full, creamy and coating with a light carbonation

Wow this caught me off gaurd!, really good stuff here, for 10% I got no alcohol.

Very unique, chocolate lovers dream, I hated Souther Tiers Chocolate beers but Lakefront nailed this one with the bakers chocolate flavor!

Photo of corby112
3.22/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours viscous, jet black and completely opaque with a half finger mocha head that immediately settles into a thin, lasting ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind.

Slightly smokey, roasted dark malt aroma with strong chocolate and coffee character. Hints of ash, charcoal and burnt toast followed by dark chocolate powder, used coffee grinds, oatmeal and licorice. I usually like smokey aroma but this smells more burnt than anything with a bit of chocolate.

On the lighter end of medium body with a blend of smoke, deeply roasted malt and sweet chocolate. Very dry and bitter but never becomes overly acrid with ash, burnt toast, oatmeal and stale coffee beans. This is countered by a much sweeter chocolate presence than anticipated. Hints of caramel, toffee, silky dessert like chocolate and lactose sugar. There's also some licorice, dark fruit and boozy sweetness rounding things out in the finish. The high ABV is nicely masked and the sweetness in the finish make it easier to drink but its still a little heavy on the smoked/burnt malt for my liking.

Photo of brewcrew76
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Black with ruby edges and a mocha head. Little lacing.

S - Starts big and roasty with almost burnt malt that slowly gives way to bittersweet cocoa nibs. As it warms the burnt goes away and leaves raw cocoa nibs and cherry. Some vanilla is also noticeable.

T - Cocoa nibs and chocolate followed by roasty malt and a toffee, caramel sweetness. The burnt like malt and chocolate create coffee and tobacco notes that are quickly smoothed out with tart cherry.

M - Medium to full bodied, smooth, sweet malt fighting with roasted bitterness and raw cocoa.

D - I very nice 25th anniversary beer. I can't wait to try the other beers in the 25th anniversary release. This one disappeared quick off the shelves. I hope to see more of it.

Photo of kawilliams81
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into. 8 oz snifter.

A- pours black with a 1 finger dark cola head. Blotches and some trails of lacing remain on the glass.

S- roast, chocolate, molasses and dark fruits.

T- chocolate, roasted malts, molasses with just some bitterness, and dark fruits near the finish.

M- full body and medium carbonation. Very smooth and creamy, and drinks amazing at 10%

O- very solid RIS. Body of this beer is great and has nice roast and molasses notes.

Photo of mdfb79
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 04/21/13 notes. 8 oz. pour on tap at Pony Bar in NYC on the UES.

a - Pours a pitch black color with one inch of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks very nice.

s - Smells of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, light vanilla, and some toasted malts. Nice nose.

t - Tastes of dark chocolate, roasted malts, sweet dark fruits, cherries, caramel malts, burnt malts, toasted malts, and some light vanilla notes. Slight step up from the nose for me.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Very light alcohol present, would have liked it to be a little bit thicker.

o - Overall a pretty nice stout, and definitely the best beer I've had from Lakefront. The description sounded great and it is very good, though the cherries and vanilla are pretty light, though they are present. Worth checking out and would have it again.

Photo of drpimento
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big beer. Poured at a good temperature with a light brown, thick, foamy head that settle to an island and ring and a little lace. Aroma is malt, roast, molasses, old leather. Color is an opaque black brown. Flavor's like nose with more going on. Cocoa really comes out and sits on the fence between bitter and bittersweet. Also is a little soy, licorice, and medicine. Body is good; ditto carbonation. Finish is very long, a little boozy, and memorable.

Photo of guityler83
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

A: Motoroil black, not a speck of light shines through when held to a lamp. Dark chocolate head that pours a meager half finger in size and quickly falls away only leaving a ring around the edge of my snifter.

S: A subtle sweet mocha and gingerbread aroma comes first as the beer warms sour cherry comes out

T: Cocoa nibs, gram cracker and sweet cherry on my first impression. A small amount of spicy hop bitterness as well. Warming up the beer becomes more complex and the cherry becomes mellower. There is a roastyness in the beer aswell but with so much going on in the malt profile in this beer its hard to distinguish the flavors im tasting.

M: Very low carbonation with a big body and a wee bit of warming alcohol. Lingering cherry driven astringancy that comes of almost chalky (subtle however).

O: I think this beer will age well and the harsher flavors will mellow out even more then it did after warming it up. As is, the cherry vibe i'm getting is dominating my pallet and coming through as a bit astringant.

Photo of bound4er
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A. Pours to a near black appearance with a frothy dark tan head that breaks fairly quickly.

S. Quite rich on the nose with chocolate, vanilla, roasted grain and faint cherry.

T. Dark roasted malt and chocolate upon entry. Finishes with good bitterness and a lingering cherry aftertaste.

M. Rich and full bodied with just enough carbonation to keep things from becoming too heavy.

O. This is a strong effort and worth seeking out. The cocoa nibs add a nice flavor dimension with the Door County cherries adding a unique but somewhat odd dimension. I will be buying more of this beer as it goes perfectly with our January weather.

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25th Anniversary Imperial Stout from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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