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25th Anniversary Imperial Stout - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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163 Ratings
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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 5
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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5/5  rDev +28.9%

RichH55, Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Rilesmiles, Jan 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

mattreitz49, Jan 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Localdrinklax, Jan 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

KTien, Jan 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

beerwolf77, Dec 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Unphased, Dec 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

bcapon, Dec 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

JimmyCop, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of barnzy78
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Botted 4th week of January (2013 I presume)
A - opaque black body topped with a thin light brown head that dissipates quickly
S - sweet, rich nose with roasted barley, molasses, dark chocolate, burnt sugar, faint piny hops
T - rich and sweet again with burnt sugar, caramel, brown sugar, roasted barley, dark chocolate, sticky piny hops
M - fuller body, resiny, drying and a little harsh even though the alcohol is pretty well concealed. Hoppy, roasty bitterness lingers
O - nice, strong, bold American Imperial Stout

barnzy78, Nov 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

DersOne, Nov 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Screper, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of IPAdams
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Pours a thick black with a 1 finger tan head that lingers for a while and leaves moderate lacing.

Smell- Good notes of vanilla and coffee, bittersweet chocolate mixes in their as well and a bit of caramel in the background. Very good smell, strong but not overpowering.

Taste- Dark chocolate and dark fruits, maybe a bit of cherry tartness. Black coffee that blends well with the other flavors. Vanilla and cream also.

Mouthfeel- Good, creamy body. Carbonation is good for the style, leaves a nice, slick feeling after swallowing.

Overall- Very good imperial stout. Good smell and flavors as well as a nice mouthfeel.

IPAdams, Nov 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

s_wit, Oct 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

SirNoodle, Oct 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

hilgart1, Oct 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

goldenM13, Oct 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

Westuh, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of jlindros
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

jlindros, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

HoistinBrews, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

don1481, Sep 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

TonyJ815, Sep 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Stoutfan23DJ, Sep 04, 2013
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

st9647v3, Sep 03, 2013
25th Anniversary Imperial Stout from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.