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25th Anniversary Imperial Stout - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

Not Rated.
25th Anniversary Imperial Stout25th Anniversary Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
87
very good

155 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%
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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JimmyCop

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.7%

11-27-2013 22:57:18 | More by JimmyCop
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barnzy78

Illinois

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

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 03:02:48 | More by barnzy78
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DersOne

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-25-2013 17:08:15 | More by DersOne
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Screper

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

11-25-2013 03:09:58 | More by Screper
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IPAdams

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 02:11:03 | More by IPAdams
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s_wit

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

10-23-2013 17:30:26 | More by s_wit
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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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hilgart1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

10-16-2013 21:24:16 | More by hilgart1
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goldenM13

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

10-07-2013 03:22:44 | More by goldenM13
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Westuh

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +28.9%

10-01-2013 18:45:32 | More by Westuh
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jlindros

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 19:09:51 | More by jlindros
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

09-13-2013 05:05:53 | More by HoistinBrews
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don1481

Wisconsin

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 23:43:57 | More by don1481
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TonyJ815

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

09-10-2013 17:11:10 | More by TonyJ815
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Stoutfan23DJ

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

09-04-2013 21:13:23 | More by Stoutfan23DJ
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CORKSCREWFISH

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

09-03-2013 08:23:35 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

09-03-2013 03:06:53 | More by st9647v3
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Kaveman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-25-2013 21:09:24 | More by Kaveman
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bcuz7

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

08-18-2013 21:11:51 | More by bcuz7
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 05:18:14 | More by Dope
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a minimal head that reduced to a ring of foam. It is a pitch black color with no clarity or bubbles seen coming up through the glass.

Smell: Chocolate, molasses, burnt sugar, chocolate, roasted malts, sweet malts, and smoke.

Taste: Burnt and smoky flavors up front with everything else in the rear. Some bitterness in the end from the malted barley or hops. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, creamy, full bodied, low to medium carbonation, and a little boozy.

Overall: Pretty solid DIS. It got better flavors and aromas as it warmed. Nice score at a local bottle shop in the make a six pack area. You never know what you are going to find.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 04:15:41 | More by Flounder57
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 03:00:17 | More by cbutova
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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-27-2013 05:08:11 | More by MSandahl23
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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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IrishColonial

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

07-16-2013 03:54:06 | More by IrishColonial
25th Anniversary Imperial Stout from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.