25th Anniversary Imperial Stout - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by nickapalooza86:
4.68/5 rDev +20.6%
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!
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2013 00:46:36 | More by nickapalooza86
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3.95/5 rDev +1.8%
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.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 19:26:19 | More by mfnmbvp
25th Anniversary Imperial Stout from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.