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25th Anniversary Imperial Stout - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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25th Anniversary Imperial Stout25th Anniversary Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
87
very good

162 Ratings
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 4
Gots: 22 | 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:
Imperial stout with cherries, cocoa nibs, and vanilla, aged in used bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 01-07-2013)
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-28-2013 04:16:19 | More by beerwolf77
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don1481

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

09-10-2013 23:43:57 | More by don1481
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-17-2014 23:31:46 | More by DaftPatrick
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megamass

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-16-2014 14:39:04 | More by megamass
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

06-03-2013 03:44:00 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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JT_Money

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

05-26-2013 15:12:45 | More by JT_Money
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-09-2013 05:29:58 | More by stereosforgeeks
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weonfire

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

06-30-2013 05:50:17 | More by weonfire
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InVinoVeritas

Wisconsin

3.55/5  rDev -8.5%

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.

01-22-2013 04:11:44 | More by InVinoVeritas
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-11-2013 17:49:03 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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cjgator3

Florida

4.61/5  rDev +18.8%

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!

07-11-2013 02:49:53 | More by cjgator3
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

03-04-2013 03:27:32 | More by Gonzoillini
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eliz108

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

05-17-2013 15:14:53 | More by eliz108
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-15-2013 22:58:32 | More by zonker17
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-14-2013 01:45:20 | More by Kevincredible
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SirNoodle

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

10-18-2013 00:44:25 | More by SirNoodle
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cyrushire

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-27-2013 04:53:16 | More by cyrushire
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jdkitchi

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-23-2013 03:00:04 | More by jdkitchi
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beersdmf17

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-26-2014 02:18:25 | More by beersdmf17
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tourdot

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-01-2013 16:28:59 | More by tourdot
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Devi0us

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-11-2013 01:42:50 | More by Devi0us
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +11.6%

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!

01-07-2013 00:39:58 | More by BeerFMAndy
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KTien

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-02-2014 03:52:39 | More by KTien
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enelson

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-15-2013 02:52:45 | More by enelson
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cjdun86

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-02-2013 22:29:37 | More by cjdun86
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25th Anniversary Imperial Stout from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.